Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Orly Flash Glam FX: Mermaids Tale - A Teal Tuesday Mani

Hey Lacquer Lovers! Today I have my Teal Tuesday Mani for you featuring Orly Flash Glam FX in Mermaids Tale.  The theme for this Tuesday was CopyCat, you see a mani that you like and you copy it! Simple, right?

For a little while now, I had been wanting to do the Mermaid/ Fish Scale mani and this was the perfect opportunity.  I don't remember exactly where I got the inspiration for this mani.  I tried to search Google images, but I didn't see exactly what I was looking for. 

So's my version.


I'm really happy with how this turned out (even thought it was a bish to photograph).  I started off with two coats of Nicole by OPI You're S-Teal the One, a gorgoues teal duochrome with purple flash. Once that was dry, I did one coat of Orly Mermaids Tale.  On the pinky, I did two coats, but decided that I liked it better with one.  I wanted the teal polish to show through, and in the sun you can still see some of the purple flash.  Too bad it did not show up in the photos.   For the stamping, I used Maybelline Color Show in Bold Gold.  I think this just might be the perfect gold stamping polish. The image comes from MASH-43.

Here's a pic of the polish before stamping.  You can just barely see a hint of the purple flash on the first two fingers. 

I'm really liking this Orly Mermaids Tale.  It's on the thick side, but you don't have to fight to get the glitter pieces on your nail and it gives you decent glitter coverage in one coat.  Can't wait to use this over some other colors. 

Thanks for checkin me out.  Happy polishing!

Check out the othe blogs that participate in Teal Tuesdays

Missy/Gnarly Gnails -
Rhonda Nail Polish Marbury -
Ariane/The Frenzied Polisher
Jess/Once Upon a Polish... -
Jasmin/Subtletyisoverrated -
Elysse/Elyssian Bauty -


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