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!