Monday, July 23, 2018

Manicure Monday - Shark Week Nails!

Happy Manicure Monday everyone! It's Shark Week on Discovery Channel (it's their 30th week this year!) so, naturally I felt the need to merge shark week and my mani monday! I have always been a fan of Shark Week - it's always so interesting! Sharks are such cool creatures (and scary as hell as well!)

Manicure Monday - Shark Week Nails!

I have used nail wraps in a similar theme before; but, this time I really wanted to hand paint the sharks! And, for a little more girly fun, I made the sharks glittery! I am actually really happy with how these little guys turned out! 


The sharks worked out so well, as this week's theme for our #CBBxManiMonday is "sea creatures" and little sharkies fit in to this theme perfectly! Make sure you check out Jayne from Cosmetic Proof, Trysh from Prairie Beauty Love, and Eithne of Tea & Nail Polish to see their take on our weekly theme! 

Manicure Monday - Shark Week Nails!

This nail art wasn't super hard; but, it was really intricate - especially doing those little teeth one at a time! 

To get this nail look, I started with 2 coats of Sally Hansen "Breezy Blue" - which is such a perfect light blue base polish shade! 

I only did the shark faces on 2 nails, and to get the sharks, the steps I followed are:
1. Using a grey or silver polish, create a triangle shape on the nail and fill it in
2. Then, using a red nail art polish, create a half circle shape in the silver triangle to create a mouth
3. Using a white nail art polish, inside the red circle create little tiny triangles for teeth
4. Then, using the white nail art polish outline the silver triangle 
5. With a nail dotting tool and a black polish, dot 2 eyes just outside the mouth

Manicure Monday - Shark Week Nails!

And, for a fun addition I also added a shark fin peeking out of water. Then, I did a couple of dotted nail polishes to tie in all the colours I used! 

I love how these guys turned out - the glitter is such a fun spin on the sharks! 

Manicure Monday - Shark Week Nails!

Do you still watch Shark Week? Make sure you check out Cosmetic Proof, Prairie Beauty Love, and Tea & Nail Polish to see their take on "sea creatures" for their manis this week! 

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