15 January 2015

The Digit-al Dozen Does Fairytales: The Little Mermaid French Tips

Continuing with my mermaid theme for the fourth day of The Digit-al Dozen, I've decided to do some funky French tips inspired by the coolest mermaid of them all, Ariel from The Little Mermaid! This is the first nail art I've done since my unfortunate nail break, so please don't mind my shorties ;)


Yes, I know this is a very abstract interpretation of Ariel, but I wanted to go for something simple and wearable, while still subtly evoking the iconic mermaid. To achieve this look, I started with a base of Essie Urban Jungle. Once that was dry, I swiped on NCLA Santa Monica Shore Thing, and over that Island Girl Aloha Paradise, using the brushes from the bottle. I finished it off with top coat.


Although this is such a simple look, I really love the way it came out. I didn't want to do anything too complicated, because I am still a bit self conscious about my nail length. (I know it's hard to tell in photos, but trust me - they are much shorter than I am used to!) And I do love how subtle the reference is - similar to my Alice manicure.


I think the appeal of this manicure is that it's something you can wear anytime, with any color scheme - plus, it's so easy and requires no tools.


Here are the polishes I used. I reviewed Essie Urban Jungle here and NCLA Santa Monica Shore Thing here. The Island Girl polish was a gift - this brand is only available in Hawaii and Las Vegas, as far as I am aware.

Make sure you see what the other talented ladies are up to in The Digit-al Dozen today:




PRODUCTS USED:
Base: Duri Rejuvacote, purchase here

Polishes: 
Essie Urban Jungle, review here
NCLA Santa Monica Shore Thing, review here
Island Girl Aloha Paradise, available in stores in Hawaii and Las Vegas

Top: KBShimmer Clearly on Top, $5.50 USD here

34 comments:

  1. I love the simple elegance of this interpretation.

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  2. I love this! I think it would look even more mermaidy if you use a third layer with glitter!

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  3. The Dalai Lama's NailsJanuary 15, 2015 at 10:36 AM

    this art is perfect for shorties, and look fab on you!

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  4. I just love how clean and crisp these nails are!

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  5. Aw dont worry about the shorties! They still look great! And they already look longer than when they first broke.

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  6. Hi Kelli, I have short nails and I appreciate it when bloggers show looks that work for them. I also like your loose interpretation of the theme -- abstract concepts make me use my brain a little!

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  7. I love that you can tell that it's Ariel, but is abstract enough that you could wear it anytime!

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  8. Thank you so much Cat! I do love TON of bloggers with short nails, so I probably shouldn't complain about mine so much ;) I'm glad you like my design!!

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  9. Yesss they are definitely starting to grow a bit :) I'm glad you noticed hehe!

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  10. So cute! I really like this abstract interpretation of the theme!

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  11. Yess! That's what I was hoping it would look :) Thank you!

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  12. I'm so glad you like it, thank you!

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  13. Aw, thank you so much! I just stare at my nails all the time (lol) so I am the first to notice if they look different!!

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  14. Nothin like a cute mani to dress up some shorties! Your nails look great still :)

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  15. Your shorties are adorable. And so is this mani. I'd like to try this now. You're right, it could be worn anytime.

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  16. This mani is amazing!! Graphic, simple yet exquisite. Also it's hard to miss the Ariel reference so it's really bang on with the theme! :)

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  17. Simple, classy and still holds your choice of theme perfectly

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  18. How beautiful! I love the colors you used.

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  19. I love your shorties and this as a great mani!

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  20. A Girl and Her PolishJanuary 18, 2015 at 11:21 AM

    Amazing that something so simple is so perfect! Love it!

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  21. Nice tail!!! Hahah really this is great!

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  22. I love your shorties! And I love this mani, gorgeous!

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