Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Read Across America Week: Rainbow Fish Nails

Hope you all are enjoying the new look of the blog! It took a lot of toying around with Photoshop, but I think I'm really happy with it.

For Read Across America Week (last week), I wanted to do a manicure inspired by one of my favorite books as a child: The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister!

Instead of painting the actual fish, I wanted to draw inspiration from its beautiful scales. So I picked up Rimmel Marine Blue, Funky Fingers Baby Baby Baby, OPI DS Elegance, Zoya Indigo, and Sally Hansen Purple Potion... and got to work.

This was the end result and I wore it the entire weekend! It was time consuming, but relatively easy. I used a dotting tool to create a scale-like effect. I thought that using tips on four fingers and full coverage on the ring finger would add a nice accent to it. Unfortunately, it has been raining here for a week. But I managed to get the slightest hint of sunlight on Saturday.

And here are close up shots of the ring fingers. I blurred the last one so you could see all of the sparkly goodness in macro!

 If you want to try out the scale effect with your own polishes and color combos, please post them to the Princess Polish Facebook page! I would LOVE to see how yours turned out!

Until tomorrow!
Princess P

1 comment:

  1. LOVE this! Perfection~

    Ps. LOVE the new blog theme;)