There were a few green and blue glitters in my nail polish collection that I've never used before. Recently, I added OPI's GONE GONZO! to the collection. Since some of these glitters were pretty sheer, I decided to use them to re-create a summer sea turtle, frangipani theme nail art  I originally saw in a nail magazine.

First I applied 3 coats of OPI's Happy Anniversary.

Then using these 2 very very sheer glitter nail polish from Chi Chi, I layered them on my nails. Green glitter nearer the free edge and blue above the green 3/4 way up.

Then I applied OPI's GONE GONZO! In the middle where the 2 glitters meet.

Using The Face Shop nail colour GR501, I added a bit more green to the nail tips, just to give it a pretty glow.

I'm not sure if you guys can see it, I used 2 different coloured crushed sea shells and glued them on to the centre of my middle and last finger nails. The Frangipanis were drawn on using acrylic. The trick to drawing frangipani is to make sure that the colour acrylic stays in the centre and when you mould the flower, flatten one side of the petal so that the next petal can sit very close the previous one. It gives the impression that one petal is tucked under the other.I finished it off by adding some extra gems here and there and some gel top coat over the 3D acylic to give it extra protection..

Where is the Sea Turtle? haha here it is!

Comments (6)

On March 7, 2012 at 11:15 PM , myntah said...

these are so cute!!(:

On March 8, 2012 at 3:53 AM , AngelShinigami said...

So pretty! Your nails make me long for a more tropical location rather than where I am. I love the turtle ^_^

On March 8, 2012 at 6:19 AM , Jin said...

Thank you myntah!

On March 8, 2012 at 6:23 AM , Jin said...

Thank you AngelShinigami! Where I am right now, I long for cooler weather. It's going to be absolutely boiling this weekend 38 and 39 deg.C.

On March 15, 2012 at 6:48 PM , Rabbit said...

Oh turtle is so cute! I love the colours. They are like sea and the sky.

On March 16, 2012 at 12:27 AM , Jin said...

Hi Rabbit, I only managed to draw the turtle on my left thumb. My left hand refuses to listen to me on that day haha. These colours work very well together. I'm happy with how they turned out. ;)