Beach Nail Art manicure

So last week I showed you a smoosh nail art manicure in which I used a whole bunch of polishes, including two that I used in this beachy manicure: China Glaze Rodeo Fanatic and Dreamland Lacquer A Wedding Dress That Isn’t Bright Turquoise. I also used Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Homeward Sound and Pretty & Polished Sand in My Crack for today’s manicure.

China Glaze Rodeo Fanatic, Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Homeward Sound | Be Happy And Buy Polish

China Glaze Rodeo Fanatic macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

China Glaze Rodeo Fanatic color shift, Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Homeward Sound | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started off with Rodeo Fanatic on my middle, ring, and pinky fingers. It’s got a lovely shiftiness going on that is to die for! Formula was a little thin, and can be draggy – make sure you let each coat dry. This is 3 coats and no top coat. 

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Homeward Sound, China Glaze Rodeo Fanatic | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Homeward Sound macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

On my thumb and pointer finger, I started with Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Homeward Sound. This is a peachy holographic polish with gold flakies. Application was nice and smooth! This is 2 coats and no top coat. 

ocean water nail art effect with China Glaze Rodeo Fanatic, Dreamland Lacquer A Wedding Dress That Isn't Bright Turquoise | Be Happy And Buy Polish

China Glaze Rodeo Fanatic, Dreamland Lacquer A Wedding Dress That Isn't Bright Turquoise macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I was so excited to use AWDTIBT that I forgot to take a picture of it! :/ Oops.  So here it is (sort of).

beach manicure with Dreamland Lacquer A Wedding Dress That Isn't Bright Turquoise, China Glaze Rodeo Fanatic, Pretty & Polished Sand in My Crack | Be Happy And Buy Polish

beach nail art with Dreamland Lacquer A Wedding Dress That Isn't Bright Turquoise, China Glaze Rodeo Fanatic, Pretty & Polished Sand in My Crack | Be Happy And Buy Polish

You can see the pretty shiftiness of AWDTIBT in the bottle shots above, and on the nail. (Top picture is left hand, bottom picture is right hand.)

Pretty & Polished Sand In My Crack over Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Homeward Sound macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pretty & Polished Sand In My Crack over Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Homeward Sound holographic | Be Happy And Buy Polish

To create the beach part of the mani, I used 1 coat of Pretty & Polished Sand in My Crack (haha, best name ever!) over OPNL Homeward Sound. This does dry textured, so it needs a bit of extra top coat.

beach manicure with Pretty & Polished Sand In My Crack, China Glaze Rodeo Fanatic | Be Happy And Buy Polish

beach nail art with Pretty & Polished Sand In My Crack, China Glaze Rodeo Fanatic | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I used the water spotted technique with a random white creme over the top to create an “ocean” look. (You can see the shiftiness of AWDTIBT on the ring and pinky fingers in the bottom picture. *swoon*)

China Glaze Rodeo Fanatic, Dreamland Lacquer A Wedding Dress That Isn't Bright Turquoise, Pretty & Polished Sand In My Crack | Be Happy And Buy Polish

holographic beach nail art with Pretty & Polished Sand In My Crack, China Glaze Rodeo Fanatic | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I actually like how my right hand turned out way better than how my left hand turned out. I feel like the white part was spaced out better, or something? This mani totally grew on me though, and I ended up having it on for a few more days than I was going to originally. I’d love to know what you think – reminds you of a beach or not?

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