Monday, February 16, 2015

Monday Blues: Blue Overload

Hello my lovelies! I can't begin to tell you how bummed I am that today is Monday. I feel like the weekend went by too fast and this week will be a very stressful one. It already started with today but thankfully I'm done with work and I can relax and then hit the gym later. The manicure I'm showing you today was created especially for this post. My original plan was a total fail so I had to come up with something very last minute. I think these nails came out ok considering I did them in a rush. Take a look!

These originally started as scales but I don't know if they look right for that, hence the problem I had with the title of this post. I wanted to use different shades and finishes of blue polishes to give the illusion of a mermaid's tail. I guess I didn't place them right because the effect isn't what I expected. They still look pretty though.

I started with a base of China Glaze Bahamian Escape and then used a ton of polishes and a large dotting tool to make the dots. I did them one at a time so they could overlap on the right side so it took a bit of time until I finishes the whole nail. The polishes I used are: Essie Coat Azure, Barry M Cyan Blue, Essence Life is a Freeride, Avon Sequined Turquoise and Kiko 341 Cobalt Green.

I didn't wear these nails for too long because I took them off to do another manicure. I liked how they turned out though so maybe I'm gonna revisit this look someday. I still have to figure out how to place the dots to make them look more like scales. Don't forget that there are more Monday Blues in the links below!

Have a great week!


  1. These look awesome! I've always wanted to give this design a try too. I might have to but just as an accent nail instead.

  2. They look like scales to me :) Nu pot sa cred cata rabdare ai avut. Asa si arata in orice caz. Minunat!

  3. This is beautiful! It reminds me of that Children's book about the fish who starts to get shiny scales. I can't remember the name of it right now...


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