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Monday, November 17, 2014

If Mermaids Were Real, They'd Have Holographic Scales

Holographic Mermaid Nail Art by @chalkboardnails

I remember when I was a kid, I had these My Pretty Mermaid dolls. I loved braiding their bright, plastic hair, and if memory serves me right, their tails even changed color when you put them in cold/warm water! My tastes have matured a bit since then, but I still appreciate that mermaid magic. That's why this nail art was perfect: it takes the cheapness out of my mermaid memories and supplements the look with a refined and elegant nude holographic.

Holographic Mermaid Nail Art by @chalkboardnails

Nail polishes used:
I Love Nail Polish - Iconic
Formula X - Dark Matter

More than anything, this manicure was built around ILNP Iconic, which is a gorgeous champagne gold holo with just a twinge of rose. I put it on first (two coats) and decided on the nail art second, though I can't say what possessed me to try the mermaid scales, which were painted freehand over the top.

Holographic Mermaid Nail Art by @chalkboardnails

I have to say, I was fully obsessed with this pattern when I was wearing it. I DEFINITELY think I'll be doing it more in the future!

P.S., if you're not one for freehanding, check out these mermaid scale nail vinyls or this mermaid scale stamping plate!

10 comments:

  1. That gold holo is just stunning! Wow!

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  2. love the title of the post and i completly agree with you :)

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  3. Love it! I have Iconic on my nails right now; picked it up during the 30% off sale last month.

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  4. Don't fish actually have holographic scales or is iridescence something different?

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  5. Close, but slightly different I believe!

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  6. This is so so pretty! Love the nude-yet-slightly-rose-gold holo. <3

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  7. The Nail Smith (Millie)November 17, 2014 at 10:00 PM

    Your freehand scales are fantastic! And I love the simple gold holo, it is indeed elegant!

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  8. You did so well, can't believe these are freehand :)

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