Monday, 2 December 2013

...On The Seashore

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.

You already saw me using the little deer decal in my Christmas Nail Art and today is the debut of the seashells!

Coral Nail Art with 3.5mm Seashells
Coral Nail Art with 3.5mm Seashells

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.

Coral Nail Art with 3.5mm Seashells


Coral Nail Art with 3.5mm Seashells

Coral Nail Art with 3.5mm Seashells

24 comments :

  1. These are so pretty! I am in LOVE with the coral/pink colour.

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  2. This is SOO pretty! I love the colors and this just looks so artistic and creative!!

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  3. you MUST buy fairy dust, it's my favourite polish ever, along with glistening snow

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  4. Beautiful nails... I love the colours.

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  5. I like the design on your pinky :D love the color combination!

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  6. Amazing nail art, amazing luminosity, amazing pictures, as usual sammy,you're a kickass

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  7. I love what you've done. This has to be my favorite one yet!

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  8. These are really pretty. I like that you showed a less expensive polish. Many of them work really well and look terrific, but I never see them used on blogs :)

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  9. So beautiful! I want to try out the technique you've used on your middle finger! x

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  10. Have you ever tried the INM Northern Lights top coat? I love it so much and I think it's a lot like the China Glaze. I got a deal on my bottle on Amazon.

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  11. I love the color combos you use so much!

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  12. I bought Staring at the stars by Sinful Colors (it’s a mini) and it looks like it could be a dupe for Fairy Dust. Then again I don’t own Fairy Dust so I can’t be sure but the glitter is very fine and it looks super pretty. Also, it's not super expensive :p
    Anyway, love your nails!

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  13. wow! gorgeous, but that's nothing new!!! :) the design on the middle finger is flawless <3

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  14. So cute! I love this design, it's so pink and fun :) ♥

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  15. Your blog is amazing, you're so talented! Please, keep it up.

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