I have been lucky enough to be included in #nailswithIGfriends, a group of lovely ladies on Instagram that get together to share in our love of nail art. Every prompt has a host, who selects a topic or theme, and in turn each of us creates a mani in relation to that theme. This month the host is Debbie from @knitty_nails, who has selected landscapes.
I decided to go with a nautical theme ⚓️ I'm just feeling beachy with all this warm and sunny weather here in Cali 🌴🌺 I feel like I should be holding a cocktail with a little umbrella 🍹 with these nails 😂
I started off with a reverse sunset gradient, which I taped off one third of the way down, and painted the bottom section an ocean blue.
The images are from UberChic plate 2-03, one of my favorites. This plate has many nautical images and also a travel theme. You can purchase the plate here www.uberchicbeauty.com Due to the fact that I am keeping my nails a bit shorter, I used my stamper to slightly shrink the images. This is done by stretching the stamper, rolling it over the image and then letting go. The image will then be minimally smaller than on the plate. Except for my thumb, which has the full size image.
Stamping polish is Mundo de Unas Black, top coat is HK Girl.
Hope you like 😀 and please check the above hashtag on Instagram to see all the other beautiful mani's out there.