Week O’Nautical returns with Mani Monday! Because the 4th of July falls on a Monday we get two mani Monday’s out of Week O’Nautical this year. So, for this one, I decided to break away from the usual red white and blue and go mermaid nautical with these mermaid nails!
I started with the Avon Ridge Filling Basecoat. A little trick is to use this ridge filling base coat not only to fill ridges on natural nails but to get white polish to apply better. I also found having a thicker base coat like this works really well when applying jams (aka Jamberry Nail Wrap). It helps protect your nails, create an even surface for application so they apply better and last longer, and it helps make removing jams much easier.
For this mermaid mani used the mark. Nailed It Maui Bliss mini gel lacquer duo. I used the white (Cloud 9) on my pointer and pinkie, and the purple (Hula) on my thumb and middle. On my ring I used Jamberry Nail Wrap in Mermaid Tales. I then used the scraps to create an angled accent piece over my pointer. I finished everything off with the Avon Gel Finish top coat, which is seriously a game changer in my life!
I’m definitely feeling like a nautical goddess with my mega pretty mermaid mani! It was so hard to capture how stunning this mani is in real life with my crappy phone camera. I was too lazy to use my real camera so you’re going to have to take my word on it. The purple and teal in the metallic finish in Mermaid Tales looks so perfect with the mark. Nailed It Maui Bliss duo. I’m such a fan of these new gel polishes they last so long and look so smooth. You can shop the mark. Nailed It Duo here and the Mermaid Tales wrap here.
Hope you don’t mind a little twist on my Week O’Nautical Mani Monday as we count down to the long weekend. Going forward this week I’ll be in my red white and blue for our most patriotic holiday and special deals and free stuff too so check back all week long! Preview the promos going on this week at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger:
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