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