14 March 2015

Ocean Wave Nail Art With KBShimmer Nail Vinyl Decals

Hi guys! I did this nail art a while ago and I have been so excited to share it with you guys, but my computer has been running so slowly that it took me forever to edit! The weather has finally been getting warmer here in NJ, so I figured I would celebrate with some bright and fun ocean nails, using my KBShimmer scalloped nail vinyl decals.

To achieve this look, I started off with a base of KBShimmer Eyes White Open. Once that was dry, I placed my first decal on the lower third of my nail and painted the bottom ocean layer with Color Club Factory Girl. Once that was dry, I carefully placed the other two decals and painted on KBShimmer Sky Jinks. I decided that the white space was too big from the decals, so I lightly filled it in on all nails to make the lines thinner. Then, I painted the top layer with KBShimmer Stonewashed and topped everything off with matte top coat from Born Pretty Store.

I am so in love with how this mani turned out! Although the lines aren't perfect, the idea came out exactly as I had imagined it in my mind, and I think the color scheme is so bright and summery.

I absolutely love the scalloped nail vinyl decals, too. They gave me such clean and crisp lines (which I promptly ruined by going over them, haha!) so I definitely plan to use them again for a different style of nail art.

Here are the polishes I used for the above manicure. The KBShimmer shades are available at their online shop, as well as the nail vinyl decals. The Color Club shade is from Live Love Polish (I am pretty much obsessed with this perfect blue!)

Base: Nailtiques Formula 2 Plus, available here
Polishes: listed above
Top: KBShimmer Clearly on Top, available hereBorn Pretty Store Matte Top Coat, available here (use code RFL91 for 10% off your order!)


  1. So cute! They remind me of summer.. which needs to come sooner :P

  2. Adorable design, and looking at the vinyls I think you made a great choice of making the white line thinner.

  3. Reminds me of the waves at the beach

  4. These look great and they totally remind me of the waves too.

  5. Yay, I'm glad you can see my wave-y vision! LOL

  6. Victoria - manicuratorMarch 14, 2015 at 5:16 PM

    oh yeah, these are perfect!

  7. They came out great! Beautiful job.

  8. Haha it actually reminds me of the waves at the beaches in Barbados

  9. Very pretty! Excellent choice of blues; they go quite well together.


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