Things in the water – Pond Mani

Hi everyone!

The 40 great nail art ideas challenge is still going on with a manicure popping in every here and there for me. It looks like I might have to skip the final 3 prompts because other things will be happening on the blog, but we’ll see. For now, today’s theme is ‘things in the water’.

Painted Fingertips | Pond mani with fish

A couple of months ago I came upon a discounted set of OPI color paints minis and I scooped them up. I had seen too much cool nail art done with these to pass them by! Of course, these are perfect to do a pond mani with, which is just what I decided to try today.

Painted Fingertips | Pond mani with fish

I used the Silver Canvas Undercoat base and then used two of the color paints, Primarily Yellow and Turquoise Aesthetic, while stamping between layers. For the stamping, I used Moyou Sailor Collection 04. I really like how you see different coloured fish due to the combination of the two different color paints when layering!

Painted Fingertips | Pond mani with fish

I wasn’t totally sure about this look when I finished it, but my husband really liked it and it slowly grew on me. I do love how shiny and squishy the color paints are!

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  • Annette H

    Oh wow I bought a set on special too. Haven’t got inspired with them yet but that looks gorgeous.

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      There are a lot of cool things you can do with them! Another thing I’ve seen is using a very dense silver glitter as a base and then using these over it.

  • Annette H

    Oh wow I bought a set on special too. Haven’t got inspired with them yet but that looks gorgeous.

  • http://www.lustrouslacquer.com/ Lustrous Lacquer

    This turned out really cute!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks!

  • http://www.bedlambeauty.com/ Nichole C

    fishies!! I love it.

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://teaandnailpolish.com Tea & Nail Polish

    I love it (even more so because while browsing blogs, I was playing with my cat and his fish toy so your post was well timed

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Haha, yayyyy! Cats are the best!

  • http://www.mannasmanis.com/ Manna’s Manis

    I love it! Super cute

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks!

  • Lothwen Akira

    I love love love it! Perfect way to pond, with the fishies!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Haha, that’s what I thought too 😛

  • Queen of Nails 83

    Glad you were able to get a discounted set. This pond mani is awesome and I can’t wait to to see what else you do with them.

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Yeah, I was just sorry that the set didn’t have ALL of the colours 😛

  • Myishia S.

    On of the best pond mani’s ever!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Aw thank you!

  • http://www.lightyournails.com/ Simona @LightYourNails!

    It’s gorgeous!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks!

  • http://claws-for-thought.blogspot.co.uk/ Rebecca – Claws For Thought

    What a fabulous idea! They look lovely

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • Kiersten Millican

    I’m in love with this! Perfect Pond Mani!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks – I definitely like that it was both a ‘pond mani’ and, you know, an actual pond 😛

  • Lisa Marie Heath

    Beautifully done! I love the colors!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks Lisa!

  • http://www.procrastinails.com Katherine

    I love love love this! Before I read the description I tried to guess if it was a pond mani or just a super super cool stamp! I LOVE it!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      I guess you could get a similar effect by double stamping with 2 different lightish colours!

  • Ann

    This is sooooo cute!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • Naked Without Polish

    This is great!! Another fun thing you could do is find a seaweed stamp and where you did the green stamp under the blue do seaweed.

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Ooh yes, that would be cool too!