Saturday, 1 February 2014

Nautical but Nice! (Not) Friday Challenge!

This week's Friday Challenge was on the theme of NAUTICAL... BUT NICE. 
Yes, I know it's now Saturday! I usually do these nails on a Thursday night, but I was (ahem) otherwise engaged on Thursday and have only just had the chance to do these!  

I wanted to avoid the common theme in nautical nails of the blue and white stripes, and the anchors, much as I always like those nails when I see them on blogs.  I started by painting my nails with a base of OPI I Have a Herring Problem, a pretty dusky blue with lots of shimmer. Then I sponged a rough gradient over that using Zoya Sunshine on the tips and some Barry M Blueberry Ice Cream to lighten up the sky area.  I also dabbed on a bit of Barry M Lady, a white textured glitter, over the top of some of the Sunshine. 

I like how the glitter and the texture makes the sea look.  And I like how the sky came out - sort of blotchy and stormy, with the dusty I Have a Herring Problem peeking through the prettier blue.  I then used Barry M nail art pens in black and white to make the little boat, and added a few seagulls for good measure. 

I love this matte, with all the texture showing. But then I decided to try it glossy too, and I like it that way too!

What do you think?

My friend hasn't seen this yet - I hope I pass muster!  And I hope I'm forgiven for being late with the Friday nails; I did have a very good reason, honest!


7 comments:

  1. Wow! It'll be such a shame to use remover on those! Little little nail canvasses. You are forgiven for being tardy.

    SO! What were you doing on Thursday night? :P

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    1. Thanks!

      I was being nautical but nice, obviously!

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  3. Love them, they're fab!

    And do spill about Thursday night! I need gossip.

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    1. Thanks!

      I might spill in a few days - want to see how things progress first.

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  4. Elanor's Work Friend2 February 2014 at 09:51

    Buoy, those are nice nails!

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    1. Ohhhh dear! Lol.

      But thanks! Do I pass?

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