What's this, another post? Two in one day? ....... (excuse the awful title, it was that or Fish Fingers.)
In Britain it's traditional to eat fish 'n' chips on a Friday but we're (vaguely) healthy in this household and rarely have takeaways. So instead to synchronise with some other nail bloggers around the globe I'm doing what's known as a 'fish egg' manicure! Basically lots of microbeads stuck onto the nail.
I originally bought these microbeads whilst on a hunt for gold bullion to try and copy the nails that Sammy from The Nailasaurus blog did for her now legendary Michael Kors inspired manicure.
For the base to stick the beads to I used ELF Punk Purple, it was the closest colour I had to them. The beads cost me a grand total of about £0.85 if my memory serves me well (from the local art/craft shop) and the E.L.F polish cost me £0.90 on sale. Basically £1.75 for the manicure, but I could probably get 2 or 3 more manicures from the beads so lets say £0.58. Cheap as Chips! (I'm on a roll..)
To be honest the finished effect especially in this colour reminds me more of those pink Bassets sweets you can get: look! rather than fish eggs.
The glass microbeads looked varying different shades depending in which light or angle they were viewed and under artificial bright spotlight almost looked lit from within but this was hard to capture in photos.
Below in sunlight:
(Or maybe raspberries?)
Below is a photo using flash:
As to be expected from me I wanted to pick at them by the time I'd done the second nail, however once all nails done I sort of liked it, and by that I mean I liked it better that the rhinestone manicure I did for the B&W challenge! This is the most impractical type of manicure and should only be recommended for those privileged enough for a butler because I guarantee any task undertaken results in the bloody things fallling off everywhere.
Here is the link to the very first Caviar Manicure originating from nail expert Patti Yankee and her team at Dashing Divas for a fashion show last year.
Some of the other ladies involved in Fish Egg Friday include:
Sammy from The Nailasaurus
Jeanette from The Swatchaholic
Emily from The Lacquerologist
Danielle from Polish, Glitter, Rock and Roll
Anna from Pretty Digits
Susan from The Subtle Shimmer
Melissa from Adventures of A Nail Tech
Ivana from Ivana Thinks Pink
A Lacquered Affair from A Lacquered Affair
Tiffany from 2thelastdrop
Jen from The Polishaholic
Thankyou for looking people! xxx