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Fish Egg Friday

Fish Egg Friday

Because I already did a mixed manicure I decided to go with just one color and it looks like I made an Ombre Fish Egg Mani. I actually didn’t even remove my last Leopard mani, so I just applied a fresh coat of matching base color and sprinkle the beads on. I didn’t add any top coat because I remove it right after I took pictures. You can see a list of polish I used under the pictures… I know it’s not perfect, because it was made in just couple of minutes but you get the idea.

Royal blue

Blue nail polish

a-england, per usual, knocks it out of the park with Order Of The Garter.  It took 3 coats for a solid finish, but I don’t mind being that extra-layer-patient with something so beautiful — just look at that sparkle!

Fish Egg Friday

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This picture was never actually meant to be posted. I decided to try the “fish egg” look a couple weeks ago and took this picture just to show some friends and my mom.

However, after I started seeing these “Fish Egg Friday” posts going up around the nail blogs, I wanted to join in. I support my fellow bloggers and it’s irritating to see companies attack them for ridiculous purposes. (Not to mention, it’s kind of just plain stupid on their part if they understand the blogging community at all.)

Striped Caviar Manicure

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I started out with my base coat (Cult Nails Get It On) then used 1 coat of OPI’s Thanks A Windmillion, which I then dry completely. Next, one nail at a time, I did a diagonal stripe with a 2nd coat of my polish and immediately dipped that nail into my desired micro-bead color. I repositioned any stray beads with a rubber cuticle pusher and then gently pressed the beads down into the still semi-wet polish to secure them. I repeated this step for each nail.

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