Cute Sea Urchin Nail Art

Hey everyone! Here’s a look at the mani I’m rockin at the moment! This manicure is inspired from the little sea urchin I saw on one of the episodes of The Octonauts. So here we go!!

Ocean water using Barielle’s A Bouquet for Ava

I started with two coats of Barielle’s A Bouquet for Ava for the ocean water, and Sinful Colors’ Zeus for the urchins.

Zeus has an awesome formula and shine to it. As far as A Bouquet for Ava? I’m not crazy about it. The formula is seriously thick, refuses to go on evenly, and dries with a borderline neon finish. What’s that about?!? OH! And if you happen to sneeze and get the tiniest bit on your skin … congratulations! You’re skin is now stained with a less than delightful teal hue. Grrrrrrreat. But I do adore the color!

Creating the urchin design

I applied a quick coat of SV over Zeus, and cut small pointed strips of scotch tape for the urchin design. Once the tape was in place, I added a coat of A Bouquet for Ava, and removed the tape immediately. Then I finished it off with a coat of Cult Nails Wicked Fast.

Creating the bubble design

I used my dotting tool with Kiss Black & Kiss White to create the bubble design by first placing black dots on my nails, and then placing smaller white dots over the black. I finished this off with a coat of Cult Nails Wicked Fast.

I hope you enjoy today’s mani! Sorry my Barielle rant was a bit lengthy. I don’t know if it’s me, but I’m just not having a lot of luck with many of their polishes. Has anyone else had this problem?? I’d love to hear your thoughts on it!!

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