Mermaid Glitter Nails

Some items in this post were provided for review.

Hi everyone!

I’ve shown you quite a few different nail powders from Beauty Big Bang; today I have a different product from them to share with you. These are listed as their fish scale nail sequins and to me they just screamed mermaid glitter!

Painted Fingertips | Mermaid GlitterThere are five different colours of this glitter available on the site and I have them in blue. It looks like this colour might be sold out on the site right now, but the other four (gold, pink, white, and green) are still available.

Painted Fingertips | Mermaid GlitterWhen you order this product, you get three small tubs of the glitter in three different sizes. I find this a slightly odd way to send the product as I might prefer to get three different colours in just one size; however I will say that I did use all three sizes in the nail art I’m sharing today and it was nice to have all of them. Given the choice I would have probably picked three colours in the smallest or middle size.

Painted Fingertips | Mermaid Glitter nail artAnd just look at the magic these do on the nail! They look blue-green when looking at them straight on, but even a slight angle brings out the gold and peachy pink tones.

Painted Fingertips | Mermaid Glitter nail artTo get this look, I started off with a base of Darling Diva Tainted. I used a makeup sponge to sponge on areas of Darling Diva Yes, it’s a Fake Tree and Vapid Cryogenic Refrigerant. My idea was to have areas of the three different shades to bring out different tones in the glitter, but the glitter turned out to be shiftier on the nail than I had expected and the different base colours only made a slight difference.

Painted Fingertips | Mermaid Glitter nail art macroI painted on a top coat and while it was wet, used a rhinestone picker to apply the mermaid glitter, shell studs, and microbeads. As I mentioned, I did use all 3 glitter sizes. I would start off a nail with either the largest or middle glitter size, and then fill in any gaps with the smallest one. Because of the semi-translucent and shifty nature of the glitter, I didn’t worry too much about getting placement perfect and just tried to cover each nail. I didn’t have to be nearly as careful as in a more precise glitter placement nail art look using ‘regular’ flat glitters. Painted Fingertips | Mermaid Glitter nail art macroThe glitter itself did most of the hard work here with all of its fun colour shifts! When I showed this nail art to my husband, he said it looked like an opulent undersea palace, so at least I’m getting the ocean vibe across!

Painted Fingertips | Mermaid Glitter nail artAlright, so now you know my big secret: I’m actually a mermaid. I just come up to do my nails and my blog posts!

If you’d like to try these mermaid/fish scale glitters, they’re available here, and you can use code KERRY for 10% off on your purchase!