Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Mermaid Dragon Effect Using Chanel Peridot Nail Polish + Glitter

I've officially graduated from the beauty academy. This Friday I take my bizarrely long and overly intense California manicurist license exam. I have to bring a freaking model with me to demonstrate my skills and on top of that there's a 100 question written exam.  I never would have thought that I'd be headed in this direction at this point in my life - it's a totally different path than I'm on at my day job.  And I love my day job.  But there's something else out there for me.  A beautiful beast that needs to be fed with lacquer, glitter, nail art, luxurious lotions and sweet scrubs.

On my last night of school, a classmate gifted me with this gorgeous bottle of Chanel Peridot nail polish. The bells went off in my head when I realized I had a loose glitter that was almost identical in color.  All I did was paint with two coats of the Peridot (using Orly bonder as the foundation) and lightly dip an eyeshadow brush in the glitter and dabbed on the tips of the nail. Sealed with Seche Vite and voila!


  1. Very interesting idea. And the result is great!

  2. Such a great post! Now I really want to have a look at my nails.
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