Thursday, May 5, 2011

friend cameo: seahorse nails!

Hey guys!
Today I won't be showing you my own nails. They are my friend Victoria's! I did her nails once before and posted them because they were great, and these are too. (Click here to see the first ones.)
I had planned to show the nails I'm sporting now but I did these today and had to post them!

I bought her China Glaze Electric Pineapple, and I used it on her today.
And did a gradient. And added bubbles. And a seahorse.

I started with a close up so the preview of this post won't be someone else's nails and alarm everyone. Hah!

(click to enlarge)

I. Love. Gradients.
I know I said I was going to do a tutorial last week but I'm having a bit of a hard time trying to take photos as I go while doing it. I might need a guest photographer! Hah.
I want to do a video tutorial but my Rebel doesn't take videos and my old camera doesn't take high quality ones.

How cute are the seahorses?!
These images came from a fauxnad plate from a set of 30 on ebay, the number on it is m04.

I NEED seahorse nails now. Victoria spotted the image on the plate and I am so happy she did. Haha!

For these nails I used:
China Glaze - Electric Pineapple
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Going Green
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Blue Me Away!
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Whirlwind White
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Presto Pink
And little pearls from a wheel from ebay.

Super duper cute. While doing these nails I tried 2 new techniques I kinda came up with recently. One of those will be included in my gradient tutorial when I manage to do it correctly, and the other one needs a bit more testing, but I hope to show that to you guys soon if it continues to work.

P.S. I may or may not have picked up some things for another giveaway today... almost at 500 followers! Suspense!


  1. these nails are so cute! i really like the colour choices.
    makes me wish i was better at gradient.

    oh, and congrats on having almost 50 followers!!

  2. ^thanks! perhaps you'll get better whenever i manage to do the tutorial! hahah

  3. I love the seahorse! So cute :D

  4. What a fabulous friend you are. And I LOVE those nails.

  5. I love the colors you use for this gradient, veru fun and cute! ^_^

  6. I really gotta get me some presto pink. The only pink stamping polish I have now is the metallic pink from ChG. Oh, and btw I challenged you in my last tag!

  7. Love this! I'm crazy about your gradients. Love the colours you picked and the little pearls really complete the sea-theme.

  8. This mani looks a zillion times better than the seahorse mani I did! In fact I love it so much I believe I am going to try it lol! So far I've only done a fading gradient and not multi color so this is a perfect mani to try that!

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