July 8, 2011

Makeup Store Siw and some underwater fun!

Hello! Well today I finally gave into an idea I had a couple of weeks ago. I all of a sudden wanted to try to do an ocean themed mani. Of course I tried to resist as long as possible, because I truly suck at nail art. But today when I put on Siw, I thought, wow, this would be a perfect water/background color for fishie critters! So, on with it, right? Here is the AMAZINGness that is Siw with all it's linear blue holo hotness. This is 2 coats over the Aqua fix base coat, without any top coat!

Indoors with flash
Outdoors in direct sunlight without flash

An out of focus video. My camera seriously could not focus for this one. I tried zooming in and out and it was just too much awesome sauce for the power of my camera :p

Isn't that gorgeous?! So of course I chose this to be my canvas for an underwater theme. Please excuse my funky nail art. I know I need lots more practice, but I'm very artistically challenged. So, believe me when I say this was really, really good for me :p

In the shade without flash

In direct sunlight without flash


Just in case you're wondering what I used for everything else. Here it is:

Rainbow's End (Nic's Stick) for the sand
OPI Hot & Spicy with OPI DS Treasure for the orange fish
American Apparel Peacock with Zoya Ivanka for the sea weed
American Apparel Peacock with Orly Halley's Comet for the green fish
American Apparel Peacock for the Octopus
American Apparel Downtown L.A. for the crab
American Apparel Hassid for all the eyes, mouths and octopus tentacle lines
OPI Pinking of You with OPI DS Divine for the coral
OPI Over the Taupe with Chanel Trapeze for the rock

I think that's everything! Thanks for looking, I hope you enjoyed the underwater theme and have a safe and fun weekend!


  1. Thank you! I'm glad you like it :)

  2. OMG!!!! I love this.... This is sooooo AWESOME!!! I think you did a great job! I think your nail art ability is great. I'm not good at it either but I am trying/working on it.... This is truly wonderful! Thanks for sharing!!!!!! I would like to do something similar to this mani one day to share on my blog!

  3. Thank you so much, Amy! I hope you do recreate this, I would LOVE to see your take on it! Love your blog :D Have a goodnight!

  4. This is so adorable! I was able to pickup Siw for my BDay at the only US store, can't wait to try it ~