Saturday, 1 June 2013

Aloha Beauty and the Beach

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Morning friends!

Today I have my entry to the nails section of the Beauty and the Beach 2 contest! This is the second time this contest is running and I thought this was the perfect opportunity to try out a beachy look. I have actually been brainstorming for awhile and this was the second look that I did which was actually inspired by the first!

One of my favourite things to do on a beach is write in the sand. I don't think I've ever gone to a beach where I didn't write something and then watch the water come up and wash it away. There is something really romantic about this notion and I decided that was what I wanted to create on my nails!

I had actually just gotten the entire OPI Bond Girls Liquid Sand collection in the mail, I was lucky enough to win it in a giveaway, and they were all sitting out on my desk. After trying to emulate texture on my nails using cremes I decided to just go for it and use my Liquid Sands for sand writing!

I started off with OPI Honey Ryder on all my nails to get the look of sand sparkling in the sun. Then I took OPI What Wizardry Is This? from the Great and Powerful Oz Collection and wrote Aloha on my nails. I chose Aloha as my sand writing, because it means both hello and goodbye, it's the beginning and the ending. Again that totally romantic notion.

On my pinky and ring nails I sponged on OPI Tiffany Case to represent the water washing up to wash away the end and the beginning. I also added some starfish using OPI Jinx for a little more visual interest. On my thumb I just did a few starfish with the water almost reaching them.

I loved how I could emulate the texture of sand writing on my nails and have the water washing up towards the writing. It is romantic and sparkly and I had a lot of fun wearing this beachy look on my nails.

What do you think of my sparkly sand writing using Liquid Sands?! If you want to enter the Beauty and The Beach 2 contest you still have time! You can find all the information here!

Hope you're all having a great Saturday :D


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