Color of the Week – To the Beach

I don’t know about you guys but we had the worst summer ever here in California. What I mean by “worst” is that the weather was not even hot. Most of the times it was around 70s. Maybe for some people it’s a comfortable summer but for me I rather it gets a little hotter. So maybe God hears my complaints, this past weekend the temperature starts picking up. Great! I’ll do a beach look nail today just in case I get the chance to go to the beach later on.

What I use for nail polishes are pa A20 and Sally Hansen Naturel White. Basically you can use any type of blue and white, no need for expensive stuff.

First paint the white polish all over the nail, do 2 to 3 coats. Then draw several blue stripes on top. Try to do it as even as possible. I normally buy the pa glitter nail polishes and I didn’t realize this brand really makes great non-glitter polishes for nail art. The consistency is a little thinner than my regular polish but the pigmentation is unbeatable. The brush was even the right size for drawing these stripes.

Now moving on to the next step. I need some white acrylic paint and a palette to hold my paint.

Draw an anchor shape. No need to be perfect, we’ll cover it up later on. I’m not good at drawing anyways.

A cheap clear nail polish and micro-beads. I’m using Sally Hansen No Chip Top Coat as my glue.

Here I use some gold micro-beads. I think silver will do fine as well. Press these on using a tooth pick. You really don’t need a dotting tool even though it’s nice to have.

To finish it up get some nail stickers out.

These dots represents water bubbles. And that’s it!

If you don’t like the white paint underneath, you can fix it up or you can leave it. It’s not going to be noticeable.

Alright! Hope you like today’s beach inspired nail look. See you next time.

15 Responses to Color of the Week – To the Beach

  1. Alicia August 24, 2010 at 6:32 PM

    OMG THESE ARE AMAZING!! I wish I lived where you live so you could do my nails. 🙂

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  2. Dina (XYYan) August 24, 2010 at 7:57 PM

    cute nail design! Your anchor looks so cute 😀

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  3. Starryxuan August 24, 2010 at 8:23 PM

    Pretty Nail design! now im missing the beach 😛

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  4. ka August 24, 2010 at 8:39 PM

    wow… pretty design…reminds me of the ocean & water

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  5. Ahleessa August 24, 2010 at 10:09 PM

    This is so cute! Do you wear fake nails? I love nail arts but I noticed it’s hard to draw on real nails especially my own… lol~ :X

    Yeah, N.Y.C. has limited edition stuff at times. I didn’t know either!… lol~

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    • Fruity Lashes August 25, 2010 at 4:42 PM

      I don’t usually wear fake nails maybe once in a while. It’s hard to type with long nails ^^

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  6. Lulu August 25, 2010 at 12:55 AM

    omg you are so talented!!! this looks SO pretty! i need to practice this, hopefully i can rock it on the beach soon too 🙂 thanks so much hun!

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  7. Georgina August 25, 2010 at 1:51 AM

    i really like the nautical theme babe! just a question, you can do nail art on both hands without difficulty? im so curious/jealous. hahaha! this looks great as always. xoxo

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    • Fruity Lashes August 25, 2010 at 4:45 PM

      For simple design like this yes. If it involves a lot of drawing then no, I’m not good at drawing anyway lol

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  8. Pop Champagne August 25, 2010 at 7:58 AM

    oh wow such cute nails. awww the little anchor is adorable. the weather here was actually hot this summer, I guess last summer here sounds like your summer now.

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  9. Blair August 26, 2010 at 3:10 PM

    OMG, you consider this as a simple design? I can’t do something like this with my left hand!

    I love love love your nautical nails! =D

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  10. Jess August 27, 2010 at 4:33 AM

    wow i totally love this !! but im quite fail at art! 🙁

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  11. anya August 27, 2010 at 7:35 AM

    omg girl you are so talented!!! i love this idea! i’m so saving these picks as a tutorial!

    xx
    anya

    http://theveiledbump.blogspot.com/

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  12. Cheryl August 27, 2010 at 1:04 PM

    perfect colors for the beach!

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  13. Nic nic September 1, 2010 at 1:33 AM

    a real cute nautical design! i am far too lazy to do any form of nail art these days lol

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