I am starting a new job on Monday, so I have had the past couple of weeks to unwind. I have found myself dreaming of the beach, which inspired me to create this nail design. One of my favorite color combinations is teal and coral, so that's what I used here. This first photo was taken inside:
I started with a base of two coats of Color Club Blue-ming, which I received in my July Birchbox. It's not particularly original, but it's a pretty shade of light blue-toned turquoise. I let the base dry for a bit, then used Essie California Coral and my smallest dotting tool to add the coral pattern. Coral is a very easy design to freehand because it's organic and every piece is different. After letting that layer dry for a bit, I went over it with the same dotting tool and Zoya Rica. I then used a small dotting tool and Sally Hansen White On to add white dots around the base of the coral. I topped the whole thing off with a coat of Seche Vite. I actually really love how this turned out! They are not super smooth because of the layers of coral, but they are smooth enough for me. I love the shimmery effect that Rica adds! Here they are in direct sunlight:
I didn't take a photo of my right hand, but I actually was able to create this design on both hands with relative ease. What do you guys think of this summery look? Until next time beauties...