This month’s nails were designed with Fiji in mind!
Originally, I was leaning towards a blue/purple color theme thinking it would both blend in and stand out with the beautiful tropical waters.
When I went to my usual nailist for my acrylic extensions though, I noticed they had swapped out their winter nail polish colors for bright summery shades. One of which is the super glittery base you see on my fourth fingers.
The glitter is silver, but I felt like it would look better with warmer colors.
I ended up digging out a range of white/pink flowers with a semi-tropical feel, and paired them with a mixed pot of crushed shells. The shells were mostly baby pink, but had baby blue and lilac mixed in. Mixed color shells actually look better used as a gradient than single color shells right?
Below the shells, I laid a thin gradient layer of white glitter powder. It brings out the glittery-ness and the color of the shells more, without affecting the color theme!
Clear nail tips with natural pink acrylic
White glitter powder (fine)
Crushed shells mixed colors
Floral nail tattoos (a selection from what I purchased here)
Holographic pearl discs (also can be found at the end of the nail products section in this post)
Rhinestones in baby pink, rose pink, clear
Silver accent glitter: OPI Spotlight On Glitter in Desperately Seeking Sequins
I realised I didn’t actually post a haul with the crushed shells. I bought the wheel-type (which is why the colors got mixed up) which looks something like this –
I purchased them from Taobao though, so I don’t remember the store I bought them from anymore. They’re listed on aliexpress and ebay for sure if you want to buy some. It’s just more expensive than buying from taobao imo
These nails were actually really simple, but looked fantastic for the holiday. I ended up breaking a nail and cutting all of them mid-length earlier this week, but the french nail design remains visible and it looks great even as
normal length short nails!
If you recreate this nailset or are inspired by this design, please show me your design through the comments here or on social media! I would love to see variations of these! 🙂