Last weekend I came across She Sells Seashells which is an amazing online store that sells lots of little bits and pieces for nail art within the UK. They stock a great range of unique items at crazy low prices and judging by the sneaky Instagram previews there’s only more where that came from! What I really love is that everything they sell is miniature! My nails are teeny tiny so I always go for the smallest option when it comes to nail art decorations and there are so many tiny items on She Sells Seashells that I was spoilt for choice.
I started off with Sally Hansen Coral Reef and a shimmery purple from Primark as my base colours.
The seashell is hollow inside so I made a very small dot of clear nail polish where I wanted to place it and let that dry to a little lump so there was something 3D for the decal to ‘hold on to’! To stick it down, I applied a little more clear polish on the lump and pressed the seashell down on to my nail. I used a top coat to seal it in and it’s lasted 24 hours so far!
The fine, holographic glitter on my ring finger is from Claire’s. I was hoping it would be a good dupe for China Glaze Fairy Dust and just from looking at it, I’d be convinced. However, this isn’t a smooth holographic like Fairy Dust but a very very fine glitter and as gorgeous as it is, there’s no getting away from that fact. While Glitter and I are better friends than we used to be, we’re hardly BFFs and I still have Fairy dust on my to-buy list. I still absolutely love this Clarie’s polish though – it’s opaque in 3 coats and insanely sparkly!
For the purple ruffian/half frame details, I applied China Glaze When Stars Collide freehanded with a nail art brush.
It’s all topped off with two coats of Cult Nails Wicked Fast.