Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Mermaid of the day



Mermaid of the day
- featuring Manhattan, Zoya and Moyou London

I was in a mermaid-y mood, isn’t that just strange.

I think it was because I saw Manhattan’s Emerald Green in my box of untried. It’s a lovely green shimmer – it almost contains so much shimmer that it looks like a foil! I bought it in Hungary – it was on special, Yay!

Anyway, two easy and fast drying coats of that to begin with.

I’d say we’re on a good way to mermaid already, don’t you think?


Anyway – let me add some bubbles! I applied a layer of Zoya’s Monet, which is iridescent glitter in a thick clear base. I have read that many bloggers think it’s too thick a base. And yes, it’s definitely thick to keep the glitters suspended. And I would also have applied a levelling out layer of topcoat if this was my final step but it wasn’t. I needed to dap the glitters in place – but seriously: This is such a great glitter that it’s worth all the hassle. Take a look:


Then I stamped on it. I found my motifs on Moyou London’s stamping plates Sailor Collection-01 and -07 and I just used a black no name stamping polish to stamp with.

Here is my final and mermaid-y mani:


I love these designs and I really like the background I chose for them.



There you have it: my mermaid of the day. I really like the green Manhattan-polish, and the Zoya glitter is just genious. I am looking forward to playing more with it, and I have already got ideas of what to use it for!  

14 comments:

  1. Love the background and the stamping :)

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  2. I admit I don't like Zoya's thickness in Monet, I have it - you're right, the thickness is needed for the particles to stay suspended, but it makes all works harder. The Monet goes well with Manhattan.

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    1. I consider to try sponging the glitter on next time, to see if it's easier that way :)

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  3. It really gives me the mermaid vibe after the glitter was added :)

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    1. Oh good! My mission is complete then! ^_^

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  4. the background is definitely very fitting for a mermaid type mani! I didn't pick up Monet because of the hassle I had heard about from reviews on other nail blogs but I agree with you it is gorgeous!

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    1. I actually don't mind a bit of a hassle if the polish is pretty enough, and Monet definitely is pretty. I'm going to add it to more manis, and perhaps try sponging it on too :)

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  5. What a pretty colour and I like the glitter topper :-)

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  6. Gorgeous manicure! I love it very much!

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    1. I'm thrilled to hear that, thank you :)

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