Friday, March 8, 2013

Pisces & Scales Nails!

Salut mes belles! It's March 8th -- Happy International Women's Day my dolls!! Let this day empower us even more, so we can be fierce and continue to run the world! Girl Power!!

I didn't plan any feminist blog posts for today -- since on my blog, it's Women's Day pretty much 365 days of the year. Instead, I wanted to celebrate another notable group: the Pisces. I'm not much of an astrologist, but I've always liked the idea of the Zodiac categorizing personalities and traits according to the signs. At the end of the day, we are a part of the universe and are all celestially connected to the stars. Some of that stuff has got to be true :)

Read more for today's Nail Art!


I'm quite drawn to the visual representation of the Pisces, I like the balance / imbalance of the two fishes going in opposite directions. The graphic aspect of the sign is very cyclical, but also kinda chaotic, so the artist in me is totally diggin' the whole duality idea.

For this Nail Art, I did a bit of research and looked up the colors of Pisces. I wasn't surprised to discover aquatic tones like teals, aquamarines, blues and greens, and I was delighted to see mauves and rose pinks on the list, so I decided to incorporate them as well.

Products & Tools Used:
  1. Apply your base coat and follow with two coats of dense glitter polish. Apply two or three coats of the Mauve polish over the top coat to your accent nails.
    • Shimmer Polish makes some of the best glitter polishes out there and Cristina is one of my favorite shades from the collection. I think it's quite perfect for a Pisces look.
  2. Seal the glitter nails with a top coat to smooth out the surface for the nail art.
  3. Use a fine tipped nail art brush or a micro pen to paint a "scales" pattern on top of the nails. Optional: Add contrasting accents and glequins glitter -- it's a great way to masquerade mistakes. Seal with top coat.
  4. Paint two fishes using a fine tipped nail art brush and accent the scales and fins with a nail art pen. Add glequins and tiny strokes to decorate the nail. Seal with top coat.

Maryam Maquillage


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