Last year, Travelsupermarket.com did an awesome competition called Beauty and the Beach which had three entry components related to beauty blogging. They are at it again and have a new competition that closes on 5 June (yep there is still time to enter everyone) where you just need to share your perfect holiday hair, nails and make-up. There are three categories - one for hair, one for makeup and one for nails. There are some HUGE prizes for each category plus an overall prize for a blogger that enters all three. You can find out all the details on the Beauty and the Beach 2 website.
Tonight's post is my entry for the competition and the timing really is perfect for me, because tonight is my last blog post before I head off on a holiday and an absence from my blog for a while.
My entry is an underwater layered 3D design.
I created the look using a blue jelly polish and a silver foil polish. I painted a layer of the blue jelly polish and let that dry, then I painted about five or six free hand little fish using a fine dotting tool and the silver foil polish across all my nails. I also stamped some swirly seaweed from BM225.
Then I layered another coat of the blue jelly polish, waited a bit for it to dry and added some more dotted fish. I continued this process with layering blue jelly polish and dotted fish until I was happy with the layered 3D look.
Lastly I added a french tip using Zoya Godiva - cause I wanted that sandy textured finish. But I felt it wasn't sparkly enough, so I grabbed some gold glitter and added a bit of a gradient over the pixie dust polish. To add a bit more colour I pushed some red star rhinestones into the polish to represent starfish and I added a few select round studs so they looked like little pearls on the ocean floor.
This was such an interesting mani to look at and when people checked out my nails they really were amazed and studied them for a while, rather than just the normal glance.
t is really simple to enter - all you need is a blog and your skills. Publish a blog post on to your site with pictures of either holiday hair, make-up or nails, or all three if you want to be in with a chance of winning the overall prize. Describe how you achieved the look for anyone trying to recreate it - you can even give details on what kind of holiday you would wear your look on, or where you have already worn it on. - See more at: http://www.travelsupermarket.com/c/holidays/beauty-and-the-beach-two/#sthash.VlL4OLAj.dpuf
So there you have it. My crazy underwater beach nails, all ready for me to wear on our South Pacific Cruise leaving tomorrow.