Tuesday, 15 January 2013

More Japanese waves - just the tips

Today I have another version of a Japanese wave pattern. Originally I was thinking of doing the full pattern, but I thought it looked quite striking on just the tips, when I tried it out on my thumb. Also I wanted to show more of the pretty turquoise colour underneath.
I'd thought for a while if there was any good way I could do this with tape or something, to make the lines cleaner. I drew a blank, so I had to rely on my freehand abilities. It's definitely not perfect, but from a normal distance, they look pretty rocking to me.

Left to right: China Glaze "Flyin' High", Sephora by OPI "Not Your Average Turquoise", China Glaze "Adventure Red-y, white acrylic paint
I painted 1-2 coats of Flyin' High, which I topped with Not Your Average Turquoise. Can I just say how pretty this glitter is? I imagine it can turn any blue into a glittery, underwater, magical wonderland. Then I went in with my medium length brush and painted the white semi-circles. I retraced the semi-circles with an even thinner brush in Adventure Red-y, trying my best to keep the red line centered along the white one. Last, I dotted the white dots with a bobby pin.    
Maybe next time I'll do the full pattern! Check out my other Japanese waves nails here. Until next time, friends!


  1. What a wonderful twist of Japanese Wave manicures! Ohh, the turquoise glitters are stunning! Have yet to get one for myself, we'll see how in the future! ;)

    1. I wish we had sun so I could have taken better pictures of the sparkliness, but yes, it's really pretty! Is Sephora by OPI hard to get in Malaysia?

  2. Love it! Love the color combos and design. Great job on this one. Love it!


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