Hey Everyone!!! I love shark week. I love sharks and I love learning things. Things were so hectic I didn't actually do shark manis though. I didn't realize that Discovery Channel rips us off and shark week is only Sunday through Friday and I did my shark mani on Friday. I thought it would be ready for the last day of shark week but I was wrong. Apparently the week is only 6 days long according to the channel and my shark week mani became a post shark week mani. I won't even get into the whole megalodon special fiasco which totally angered and destroyed my perception of the channel.
One day I am going to get used to this new schedule and not be so tired all day. Today is not that day though. I am sooo tired.
I started with a base of American Apparel Moonlight Beach from their sheer polish collection. The first time I went on their website I was shocked and confused by their topless models on the polish page. I was at work which didn't make the situation any better. I don't shop there but they do have nice polishes.
I used my Sinful Colors blue striping polish and Mash plate Mash-50 to make the wave design.
I then used the shark image on Cheeky CH38 from their 2012 Summer Collection for sharks. I stamped with Zoya Dove for the sharks. I was going to go for a two toned shark image using another polish but that polish didn't show up very well. You can see it on a couple nails before I decided I needed to stop using it for stamping. It is too bad because a two toned shark would have been cool.
I wasn't going to do the waves when I initially started this mani. It started as a gradient but you can hardly tell by the time I was done. I wanted to do the cuticle area lighter and then get darker as you got to the tips so it looked like a deep sea but it didn't quite work out.
Have I ever mentioned I am really bad at gradients? You can sort of see the gradient on the pinky nail above. It pretty much looked like I had no idea how to paint my nails and was missing spots and spaces. Since that wasn't looking too hot I decided to use waves to help my ocean look better.
You can also see on my pinky the failed sharks look like a shimmery blip on the nail. The mani was starting to become as disappointing as the megalodon special.
In the end it came out really cute so it wasn't a fail. I like the sharks and the waves make the water look watery. I think this was 4 coats of Moonlight Beach.
Moonlight Beach applied very nicely. I love jellies so I was totally loving the way it looked even though the gradient was not working out.
Zoya Dove stamped fairly well too. The sharks came out a little light but you could see them and make out what they were so it wasn't too light.
That's all for now :)