Challenge Your Nail Art, Avast Ye Bilge Rats! Creatures!

Hello all!

I’m posting this a bit later than I originally wanted to, but I put blogging to the side today in favor of packing for my move to England, which happens in nine days!  I’m so excited about going back!  Coincidentally, I am also excited about this challenge!  Pirates!  This is the challenge schedule for this month:

Fun ones, right?  My mom thinks so, but since she goes around saying ‘Argh!’ whenever she is even the slightest bit frustrated, her liking this challenge isn’t much of a surprise.

But now onto my nail art!  Instead of picking one sea creature, I chose four.  So I have got some sharks circling the plank, the Kraken (or just a squid or octopus) about to attack a ship, a mermaid, and a parrot.  Polishes used:

Index: Kleancolor Beach Blue, Sally Hansen Pacific Blue, ALIQUID I’m Heading Strait to Mackinac, Kleancolor Brown, Zoya Louise, Zoya Carey, Kleancolor Concrete Gray

Middle: Kleancolor Beach Blue, Sally Hansen Pacific Blue, ALIQUID I’m Heading Strait to Mackinac, Kleancolor Pastel Blue, Zoya Louise, FingerPaints Paper Mache, Kleancolor Black, Essie Limo-scene, Kleancolor Concrete Gray, Zoya Carey

Ring: Kleancolor Beach Blue, Sally Hansen Pacific Blue, ALIQUID I’m Heading Strait to Mackinac, Kleancolor Pastel Blue, Zoya Carey, Kleancolor Concrete Gray, Cover Girl Constant Caribbean, Barry M Lychee, China Glaze Gothic Lolita, Zoya Louise

Pinky: Kleancolor Beach Blue, Kleancolor Pastel Blue, Zoya Louise, No7 Beanie, Maybelline Color Show Electric Yellow, FingerPaints 15 Minutes of Frame, Kleancolor Black, FingerPaints Paper Mache, Kleancolor Concrete Gray

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Ignoring my mermaid, I am really happy with these!  I am especially proud of my ship and parrot.  I thought for sure the parrot would be a failure, but it might be my favorite part of this nail art.  I am sort of sad though that all of my hard work on the background didn’t show up so well in the photos.  I used a watercolor technique on the ocean and sky on all of the nails to add a bit of dimension, but you can’t tell so much here.  But look at the sparkle that I’m Heading Strait to Mackinac added to the ocean!

I hope the rest of the challenge days turn out to be this fun too.  I sort of packed up most of my polishes today, so I’m limited in what I can use for my nail art.  But I think that could make the challenge even more interesting!

And don’t forget to go check out the other takes on today’s theme!

4 thoughts on “Challenge Your Nail Art, Avast Ye Bilge Rats! Creatures!

  1. I love the idea of the sharks circling the plank! The ship and pirate artistry are really great – the kind of art I’m glad to have archived online because it’s sad to take it off!

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