Hello lovelies :)
I hope you all had a good start to the week (ugh, Monday!). There was not enough coffee in the world to make getting up this morning bearable lol. I hate mornings...
Anyhoo, today I have for you my second Then & Now post! This time I'm recreating this old manicure:
That was with my old camera...check out the quality lol. This manicure was inspired by the polish itself - OPI Mermaid's Tears. I spent flipping ages painting that little mermaid (and then wore it for like well over a week, obviously). I believe it was doing this manicure that finally pushed me over the edge to buying some Sharpies! You can see the original post here.
Not only have I acquired Sharpies since then, my mermaid has also lost some weight, and stopped being some a little hussy and is now wearing a shell bra.
I stuck with the OPI again, but this time added a gradient with Barry M Aqua Glitter, because mermaids need glitter obviously.
I used the DIY decal technique to make this little lady. I painted top coat on to a sheet of plastic, then traced a picture of a mermaid with a Sharpie. I then coloured her in fully with my white Barry M nail art pen so that I wouldn't need to use a million coats of all my colours, and then I went ahead and coloured her in!
I find this quite funny really. I thought my first mermaid was really good, but looking at her now she looks so rubbish lol. She doesn't even look like she's got top coat on, what was I thinking...?
Please pop over to the Facebook album HERE to like the manicure you'd like me to recreate next week! It's currently a tie between quite a few, so it'd be good to have a clear winner :) You can vote for as many as you like!
So what do you think - do you prefer the old or the new?