Tremendously practical, this mermaid-approved mani! That just tends to happen with glitter placement – here using Whimsical Ideas by Pam’s blue holo glitter bomb, Mermaid – but all the same, perhaps next time in the interest of not snagging my nails on absolutely everything I pass, I should scale back a bit? Wah-waaaaahhhhhhhh. 🙂
The colour palette I used in this every-nail-for-itself manicure – grape purple, dark turquoise, nude, gold and black – is a rich, bold and unusual one that begs for multiple types of nail art to showcase it to its best, from stripes and swirls, to blossoms and scales. So why settle for one design when you could have a little bit of everything? I really love this type of random/not random mani that’s limited only to what you think might look nice on each one of your nails, although I think I like it even more when there’s a little bit of polish cohesion to tie the whole beautiful package together.
Neon half moons are the order of the day for a challenge I’m participating in over on Instagram, a theme I’m not wildly fond of as it tends to make my already size-challenged nails look even smaller and nubbier than they already are. But do you know what might be better than *a* half moon? Many half moons, particularly when they’re layered together in a lacey, scale-type design over top of a blue and green neon gradient dusted with holographic glitter.