I have been dreading today's theme since I read it on the list. I'm not sure why, I love the beach and seashells...I even have a sea-inspired bathroom. But for some reason this challenge stumped me; I guess that's why it's called a challenge! At any rate, I sort of had an idea in my head about what I wanted to achieve with today's mani and I think it came across relatively well. I started by trying to use the two colors in a gradient but it really didn't work well (due to the opacity?) so I ended up painting on two coats of Cult Nails Princess a gorgeous dusky blue shade with a copper shimmer and sponging OPI DS Classic on the tips to resemble (sparkly) sand. While that was still tacky I used a toothpick to apply tiny pieces of shells that I got in a nail art kit from Sally's and sealed with a topcoat.
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