I love it when my friends do cool stuff. Sarah from Swishienails has just opened an online shop, and she very kindly sent me some items to review. Her shop is called She Sells Seashells (link) and she does sell seashells!
So in keeping with this, I decided to do some seaside inspired nails. It's a sad fact that not only do I own enough nail polishes to have one that's the same colour as sand when I need it, I actually knew that I had it without searching.
So, without further ado, here's what I came up with:
Sorry about the dry cuticles! I created this look by using one coat of 2true Shade 11, which was perfect for my sand, reviewed in full (here) and then I went over that with the blue, which was a present from my friend when she came back from Poland. It says on the label Coral Prosilk 106, so I hope that means it's shade 106. I like that it's not completely opaque, it makes it look more like water.
Between the two colours I used my spotter brush and OPI Alpine Snow to make some surf lapping on the shore. Then, after that had dried, I went over it all with a coat of Maybelline Express Finish topcoat, and stuck my shells on the top. I went over that again with another coat of topcoat to make sure they stayed on. They feel nice and secure once they're on. I don't know what they're made out of, but they are metal, and kind of hollow, which made me wonder how well they'd stay on, but I haven't had any problems at all.
It was all delivered in a pretty organza bag:
You can see there, she also sent me some lovely cabouchons and studs, which I have ideas for, so stay tuned for those.
One more pic of the nails:
You can buy 10 shells for £1.50 (link) and I think they make a pretty addition to anyones nail art collection.
A big thanks and good luck to Sarah with her store - go and check it out!
Until next time...
MASPOOASE x x x