Nothing to Disclose
Hello all my lovely readers! Today I’m gonna show you most recent manicure. I decided on a nautical theme, not sure why I just really wanted to give it a go as I haven’t before. Mermaids and unicorns I’ve done to death but I wanted to do something a little different.
As usual my focus remains on indies so I used all indie polishes (except the white, I really need to get a good indie white and black. I think that will be my next goal. I already know I’ll probably get the ones from Digital Nails but if you wonderful folk have any other suggestions I’m all ears).
For this mani I pulled out some gorgeous creme polishes and one really amazing gold flakie topper. I used Literary Lacquers – Bluestocking Romance and OPNL – Universal Loner were part of the Creme a la Mode box which I have reviewed before. They are really perfect for nail art. The gold flakie topper I chose to go with them is Indigo Bananas – A Star to Sail By.
First I started by painting my base colors. I used Bluestocking Romance on my forefinger and pinky finger and I used Universal Loner on my thumb and middle finger. I painted my ring finger with A Star to Sail By (keep in mind it is a topper so I needed to use four coats to reach an acceptable opacity, it is possible though!)
Once I had the base down I added a crisp white stripe to the nails painted with Bluestocking Romance using some nail vinyls to make sure that it was straight and clean. I hand-painted an anchor on my ring finger, I know that freehand nail art intimidates a lot of folks but this one is a really simple design that I think anyone can do! I’m no impressive nail artist and if I can do it then certainly anyone can. Once I had the white accents added I decided it needed some metallic studs. I used a teardrop shaped gold metallic stud on my middle finger and thumb and then I added teensie red metallic studs to each of the white stripes on my forefinger and pinky.
While I do not think that Bluestocking Romance or Universal Loner have been discontinued you will want to check Literary Lacquers new pop-up sales model to find out if and when it will be restocked. OPNL usually also works on a pre-order model and releases certain polishes at certain times. A Star to Sail By is still available at the Indigo Bananas shop! I will include social media and shop links for all three brands below:
Octopus Party Nail Lacquer