Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Digit-al Dozen Day 2: Mermaids!

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Today's day two of The Digit-al Dozen's mythical creatures theme, and today I'm going with a creature I think is almost a must-make for nail bloggers: mermaid nails!

I started with a base of Spellbound Nails Dammit Janet, and then stamped a variety of images from Bunny Nails HD-J plate (if you don't know, her store is on an indefinite haitus, but I'm hoping she comes back sooner than later!) :

Bunny Nails HD-J

First I stamped the background patterns with Sally Hansen Thyme Is Money, then I double-stamped my jelly fish, first with Moonflower Polish Moonflower and then with Messy Mansion Chalk to get a shimmery opalescent jellyfish type of effect. Finally I reversed-stamped my mermaids--first I stamped them with Messy Mansion Carbon, then filled in with Sally Hansen Taupe To Go, Champagne Supernova, and Va Va Violet. I first put a layer of Zoya Leia under the mermaid's bikinis and tails, as well as part of the one mermaid's hair to give shimmer. Here's how it turned out:

Bunny Nails HD-J over Spellbound Nails Dammit Janet

Bunny Nails HD-J over Spellbound Nails Dammit Janet

I love how this came out, but most of all I adore how that tail came out! The shimmer from Leia is sooooo pretty!

Okay, so, now I've done unicorns and mermaids, the two must-have mythical creatures for nail artists. Starting tomorrow, things are going to get a little more unusual...

In the meantime, don't forget to check out the lovely Digit-al masterpieces linked below!

M. xoxo


  1. Oooh, now I want shimmery hair! Love how that came out. And yes, the tail image is so good!

    Can't wait to see what you've prepared next.. :)

    1. Me too! Hmm, maybe I should get some spray glitter for my hair...not the same though...;-)

  2. Wow, that came out great! The tail is definitely my favorite too!

  3. Oh wow this is a fantastic mermaid plate! Loving your nails!

  4. This turned out fantastic! And that plate!!!

  5. I need this stamping plate! Such a beautiful look ♡

  6. This came out great! Mermaid sisters with pet jellyfish! Love it!


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