Friday, February 5, 2016

40 Great Nail Art Ideas: Nude Base + Aqua

I'm charging on with the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas prompts! It is pretty tricky, but I love it. I have made some rather...questionable designs, and some others I just love. This go-round, I've made something soft and subtle and delightfully spot-on.

40 Great Nail Art Ideas: Nude Base + Aqua



Colors Used
Sally Hansen Patent Gloss in Chic
China Glaze UV Meant to Be
Crowstoes Nail Color Sweet as Sugar, Cold as Ice...

40 Great Nail Art Ideas: Nude Base + Aqua

I picked up the nude here at a discount grocery store for around a buck. I think that is a perfectly delightful price for this shade. Its nice, but nothing special. I did a very high gradient with the blue. I wanted it to be reminiscent of a half-moon manicure. Then I reached into my untried drawer and pulled out this wonderful glitter topper. I have been saving it for the right manicure...and I think this is it. Is there anything more classic than a gradient + glitter? 

40 Great Nail Art Ideas: Nude Base + Aqua

There is something oceanic about this manicure. It might be the green shade that the iridescent glitters give off, or the softness that the blue takes on once it is blotted on. I don't quite know, but I am very pleased.

40 Great Nail Art Ideas: Nude Base + Aqua

Now that you've seen mine, why don't you go take a peek at what some other lovely bloggers have done with the aqua prompt!



18 comments:

  1. I'm really feeling aqua and teal these days. I love how your mani turned out!

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  2. Lovely! As soon as I seen it I thought of the beach and then read and seen you for the same vibe hehe

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  3. You, have questionable ideas? Never! Haha! This is very beachy & I hate that I don't have a beach close by.

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  4. I love when you add nudes to your manis!

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  5. That really does look like the sea lapping the beach!

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  6. Love the color combo in that polish, and how you played with the nude base. Gorgeous!

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  7. This is my kind of mani! Well, except for the fact that I can't do gradients. So pairing colors like that is not for me, but I love love love this!

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  8. Totally love how these turned out! Very mermaid-ish.

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  9. These are so pretty! That glitter is awesome!

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  10. Love your mani! So pretty and delicate.

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  11. That hint of a gradient is just perfect for the color you picked, it works so well!

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  12. I like this over a nude base with a little nude showing. Almost looks like a glittery bodysuit haha

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