Good afternoon, readers! I have the final design for Summer Week with The Digit-al Dozen to show you! I was really struggling this week to come up with ideas that weren't so obviously summer. My friend, Casandra from The Manilogues, saved the day and suggested I do a swimming pool but as a "pond mani" with different layers in it for the light reflections. HELLO! Best idea ever! I was so excited, and did exactly that. This was my first time using one of the OPI Sheer Tints in a pond mani, and it worked fairly well. It was just a touch too sheer to show the depth of layers as well as I would have hoped (I guess I could have done two coats for each layer) but the color was perfect.
I'll admit that my squiggly lines for the "reflections" are too thick and I would do them differently next time. All in all, I still like the effect. I added some of our favorite pool toys as well!
Are you new to the term pond mani? I didn't invent the technique, but I've done a few tutorials to help you create your own. Basically, you paint on layer of a jelly polish, top it with some kind of simple nail art, and then add another layer of jelly polish, top that with the same simple nail art in a different place on the nail, top that with another jelly polish coat, and so on. Check out my tutorials for more of a visual.
What do you think? Can you be found at the pool during Summer? Thanks so much for following along this week for my Summer nail art with The Digit-al Dozen! Have a great weekend!
*The polish used in this post was a previously reviewed press sample.
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