Nail Art: Beauty and the Beach
I was recently invited to enter Travel Supermarket’s Beauty and the Beach Photo Blogging Competition. The idea of the competition is to capture your best holiday hair, make up and/or nails, and write a blog post featuring your photographs. My entry focuses on Beauty and the Beach nail art. I like my nails to capture my surroundings and to reflect what I believe are the best parts of those surroundings, so my design for this competition depicts a beach scene, and includes details which show the beauty of going to the beach.
I’m not one for sunbathing at the beach (I’d rather play in the sea and on the sand) so I included a bucket, spade and sandcastle in the scene to show my love of beach games and activities. Childish? Maybe. Fun? Definitely! I also love being in the sea, so I drew a little boat to draw attention to the water, as for me it’s a very important part of any beach visit! The sun is featured for an obvious reason, I mean, who wants to be on the beach when its raining? And the birds in the sky are there to remind me of my favourite beach sound – the seagulls! Last but not least, the palm tree on my thumb nail is a little reminder that beaches are part of nature, and that nature is beautiful. The design may not be the neatest, but I think the cartoon, childlike style reflects the childlike excitement that a trip to the beach can cause!
After painting my nails with a base coat and applying the first layer of colour, which was the sky, I drew my design free hand using different sized dotting tools. I used Avon’s Liquid Freeze Quick Dry Nail Spray to dry each layer quickly, and added a strong clear top coat once I’d finished so that the art would be durable, long-lasting and would not chip on a beach holiday!
The nail varnishes I used to create my Beauty and the Beach nail art are…
- Sky: Models Own Beetlejuice ‘Aqua Violet’
- Sea: Sinful Colours ‘All Mighty’ mixed with Laval Crystal Finish ‘White’
- Sand & Sandcastle: Barry M ‘Yellow’ mixed with Avon Nailwear Pro ‘Coral Beat’
- Palm Tree: NYC In a Minute ‘High Line Green’ and Rimmel Lycra Pro ‘Jungle Princess’
- Boat: Rimmel Lycra Pro ‘Jungle Princess’ and Laval Crystal Finish ‘White’
- Bucket & Spade: Avon Nailwear Pro ‘Real Red’
- Sun: Barry M ‘Yellow’
- Clouds: Laval Crystal Finish ‘White’
- Birds: Primark ‘Black’
I hope you like my entry – please wish me luck!
Posted on September 21, 2012, in Competition Entries, Nail Art, Nails and tagged @Bewitchery_, Art, bblog, bblogger, bbloggers, Beach, Beauty, Beauty and the Beach, beauty blog, Bewitchery, Blog, Competition, Entry, Nail, Nail Art, nails, NOTD, Prize, Travel Supermarket, Win. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.