A few weeks ago I wanted to paint my nails but couldn't decide what colour to do them so I enlisted the help of my boyfriend. He told me he would 'like to see a nice blue like the ocean' (lol) so I went searching through my polishes for a nice sparkly blue but then decided I could use the ocean reference to try out some nail art. I picked out Leighton Denny's Miss Behavin' (shimmery dark blue) for the base and then having seen him layer his Butterfly Wings (a sheer peach with subtle blue irridecence) over the top to change it to a lighter blue, chose this too. Then I picked out OPI Happy Anniversary (a sparkly silver) and set about painting stripes across the corner of my nails - kind of like waves I guess. This was the first time I'd ever done nail art so I thought the results were okay but as a perfectionist I wasn't happy with it. A colleague who used to be a nail technician said she thought it looked really good for a first attempt so she spurred me on to try more later on which I will be posting about later.
What do you think? It is difficult to see the shimmer in the dark blue but you can get the idea. This was done completely freehand using the brushes straight from the bottles.