Last week was Shark Week 2014 on the Discovery Channel (it ended yesterday) and some of my fellow Canadian Beauty Bloggers were talking about doing some Shark Week Nail Art. I have not done any nail art since giving birth and doing Shark Week nails sounded like to much fun that I HAD to join in!
I wasn’t quite sure how to draw my shark so I went to Google Images and really liked this shark by Smashley Sparkles (blog no longer available) so I used it as my inspiration. The only thing is that mine looks like it was drawn by a 5 year old, lol! And I recreated the sea gradient that I did in my Beach Summer Nail Art last year and added some shark fins.
So, here are my Shark Week nails! 🙂
For this nail art I used the following products:
- China Glaze “For Audrey”
- Sinful Colors “Snow Me White”
- essence “as long as you love me” from the Beauty Beats trend edition
- Fantasy Makers 2013 “Darkest Hour”
- Poshé Topcoat
- Butter London Matte Finish Topcoat
- Makeup sponge for the gradients
- My Pure Color no. 9 (long) and 10 (short) nail art brushes for the shark, fins and waves
- A dotting tool for the shark’s eyes
For the gradient nails I started with two coats of Sinful Colors “Snow Me White” and then a coat of Poshé Topcoat. The topcoat is to seal in the base colour so that when I sponge on the gradient it doesn’t remove it (because if it’s not dry it can come off in patches with the sponge). I then proceeded with the gradient and then added the fins and waves.
Once everything was done I sealed it all with a layer of Poshé Topcoat because it’s a fast drying topcoat, and then I added a layer of Butter Londer Matte Finish Topcoat. I like mattifying nail art because I find it brings out the details better.
And this is the result. 🙂
I had lots of fun doing this nail art and I really like how it turned out.
Any suggestions on themes for future nail art?
– Chantal 🙂
Computer geek by day and super mom by night, Chantal loves to try products of any kind and share her thoughts with the world.