It's been ages since I played with some of my gel polishes to create something a little 3D. I think the last thing I did was the white gel design of the face and hands for the Supernatural prompt of the 31 Day Challenge last yet.
Anywho, I spotted a shell design using gel polish somewhere, and I thought I would try my hand at that. To give it a mermaid-ish feeling, I didn't a simple blue and pink gradient using Face of Australia Calypso Bay frosted polishes. I then applied top coat and dipped each nail into some pink iridescent glitter. Even with top coat applied, it was a very textured finish and super sparkly, but holy sh1t did I get glitter everywhere!
For the shell nail, I just just white gel polish to build up some ridges. I added a gold star fish charm from the Born Pretty store at the top of the nail.