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.

Polishes:
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!

7 comments:

  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! ;)

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    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?

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

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