Nail Art

Ocean Waves

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Challenge Day!  Today’s theme is “oceanic”.  I thought about doing all sorts of more literal designs, but this one just came to me and I went with it.

It’s not a gradient as the layers are intentionally not blended together, but it does have the gradual transition of one color to the next.

I started with a base of Barielle Cream ‘n Sugar just to make my naked nail bed look creamy and even.  After that I added a wavy layer of Picture Polish Whimsy (a personal favorite in my collection that I know I don’t wear enough).  Second blue wave is China Glaze Secret Peri-Wink-Le (another favorite that I should really pull out of my stash more frequently.)  The tips are a wave of Ulta Joined at the Hippo.

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There’s something organic about the ragged waves that really makes me happy.  It’s funny how making them look random is so tedious and requires actual attention.  I struggled with making the waves even, but I think they turned out even enough.

I don’t know about you, but anything that reminds me of the ocean also reminds me that I don’t go on vacation often enough. I think Hubbs and I need to figure out a trip sooner rather than later.  My toes need to find some sand and my hand needs to find a cold, tropical drink!

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Have you tried color waves?  I’d love to see them if you have!

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