Lately I've been obsessed with K-beauty makeup and nail trends! Blushing eyes, ball-jointed doll lips and overly-decorated nail designs. Undoubtedly, we won't stop admiring and discussing these trends in the nearest future. So, today I would like to focus on the nails because once I spotted this gorgeous holographic nail polish called Tender Love* by Born Pretty I knew I must try K-beauty inspired nail design myself.
Tender Love is one of six Dreamy Interstellar nail polishes. It comes in a compact nail polish bottle, with a very comfortable and easy to use medium-sized brush-applicator. Its formula is charged with tiny holographic particles, round opal sequins and iridescent green stars. Just perfect for my mermaid K-pop nail design! I drew my inspiration from Tori Amos' song "Pandora's Aquarium" and as a result I covered my nails in a three-shade gradient and sprinkled them with stars and sequins.
How to create this sparkling mermaid manicure? Believe me it is so much easier, than sounds and looks at first! As a base for this manicure, I used clear nail polish base and nude peel-off nail lacquer. Using peel-off nail polish under a heavy coat of glitter and sequins is a great idea because later you won't need to worry about removing this nail design with acetone. Just take an orange stick and peel the mermaid design off! With the help of a regular kitchen sponge I created a gradient color - soft transition between nude and turquoise polishes. The process was messy, but I love the final result. I wanted my nails to look like the bottom of the tropical ocean.
Next step will take some time, but it is also the most exciting part of the whole mermaid manicure! Use a brush-applicator to catch out stars and round sequins out of the Tender Love nail polish. Decorate the gradient nails with these glitter randomly, leaving some space between the sequins. Later cover your nails with the same nail polish, but do not apply more sequins. To ensure your mermaid nail polish will last long and all of these wonderful sequins will stay in place, seal your nails with clear nail polish.
Of course, almost every K-beauty manicure requires patience and some practice, but the final result will make your eyes very glad. I can't stop admiring these little opal light on my nails, especially under the sunlight: opal sequins and stars catch the sun rays and change the color. Well, if I was a mermaid I would wear this nail design on my nails without any doubts. And what do you think about this K-beauty manicure? Would you like to try it? Please let me know your opinion in the comments, I'm excited to hear your thoughts. In case you liked Tender Love nail polish by Born Pretty, don't forget to use special code LIZH10 at the checkout to receive 10 % discount off your purchase. Until next time, lovelies!
Lots of love,