Fishnets and Mermaids

Mermaid Collage

Because nine times out of 10 your intended fish scale design will wind up looking more like fishnets.  But super cool purple fishnets over a holographic turquoise base, which sounds like just stupendous leg adornment, right?

For these nails that could either be mermaid scales or fishnets, or perhaps even a mermaid IN fishnets, I used two holographic A England polishes, turquoise Whispering Waves and plummy Crown of Thistles, painting the purple scales over the turquoise base on my index and pinkie fingers, before topping my two middle fingers with one coat of Whimsical Ideas by Pam’s Mermaid glitter topper.

Mermaid Bottle

The Monochromatic Mermaid (III)

Mermaid Bottle

With apologies to the smattering of kind people who liked this post the first two times I attempted to publish it.  I’m actually running a bit of an informal test here to see if the time of posting makes as much of a difference as I seem to believe it does (as in, the sweet spot for my blog, that gap of time that puts my work in front of as many people as possible, is 9:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. EST.  Anything outside of that will net me not even one quarter of the interest were it published during the magic hours. If my suspicions are correct, it will be an annoying, but helpful, piece of information on how to more efficiently manage my blog.)

And I have to believe it’s a matter of timing, because the alternative – that this manicure bloody sucks, which I don’t believe it does – is rather unappealing.  As an informal nail artist and blogger, I put a lot of thought and effort into my work, and the thought that it’s passing by unnoticed because of an issue of timing is aggravating in the extreme.  So we’re going to try this thing one more time, with feeling! for the cheap seats in the back! to see if this mani does indeed blow, or do I just need to get a better handle on my posting schedule?

Details, details.  And the details on this particular manicure are as follows: A England’s turquoise Whispering Waves under two coats of Whimsical Ideas by Pam’s stunning holographic glitter, Mermaid.  Pretty no matter what time of day, but let’s see if third time’s the charm, shall we?

Mermaid Bottle 2

Careless Whisper

Whispering Waves Collage

Here’s a pretty A England polish with a typically florid name, turquoise-to-purple duochrome Whispering Waves.  A England is the king (or queen) of the posh naming scheme, christening their lacquers with evocative monikers inspired by British nobility, Arthurian legend and various works of Victorian era literature.  The polishes themselves are so beautifully made – every A England polish I own applies exactly the same way, which is to say perfectly – and the colours they select – pale pinks, steely greys, tartan greens and rich roses – are soft and elegant.  Whispering Waves, with its lush, oceanic hue and flashy purple shimmer, seems almost off brand in comparison, but hey, I ain’t complain’, because wow, this is one gorgeous polish.  I particularly love the way the purple shimmer makes it look like it’s glowing from within.

A England Bottle

Whispering Waves was only just recently released as part of A England’s Heavenly Quotes Collection.  I suspect it’s going to be popular, and therefore difficult to get your hands on.  I purchased my bottle through Nail Polish Canada, although I see that as of this post, they’re unfortunately sold out.  Not to fret, though – this is absolutely one they’ll be restocking.  Whisper away, waves.

Whispering Waves Fingers