When you think about Key West, what comes to mind? The beach, the palm trees, the perfectly crafted strawberry daiquiri’s in coconut cups?
Or is it the beautiful blue waters that might just have some majestic sea creatures in them such as…MERMAIDS!
Yes, to burst your bubble, they are real and majestic as fuck. I always love doing fun things with my nails; it’s a way to showcase my ever changing personality without being permanent. I got invited to my good friend Lauren’s Bachelorette Bash down in the Keys and decided to go with mermaid nails sprinkled with pearls and shells. I call them Pastel Paradise.
I love with these mermaid nails how we incorporated the light blues and pinks while giving some the ombre effect! I found these cute gems on Amazon for like $6 and took them to my nail girl since I was certain they didn’t have EVERYTHING I needed to make them come alive! Low and behold, she had my missing pieces to the puzzle. Iridescent crystals, pearls and some gold stones = mermaid vibes.
You use to call me on my shell phone
Seriously, how cute are they? My nail artist used colored powder instead of gel paint so that the ombre would work better and then put a clear coat over top. The gems are held on with some tacky ass glue because we all know that bachelorette weekend got a little crazy. 😉 I love coming up with nail designs and putting them into action on most trips I go on! There is a theme without being too over dramatic, not like I can’t be over dramatic haha.
YAY! I love some fun, tropical nails…they get me through this bipolar winter we are having here in Georgia. Down in Key West was pretty much a tease, a little sun, some poolside music and a lot of drinks makes me wish for summer to be here already! I am tired of being pale and unproductive!!
Want to recreate these nails? Here are the Aquatic Gems I used, and then just pick out some bright, beachy colors and mix away! Have fun and get funky with it because you can never have too much bling!
Hope these mermaid nails could give you some inspiration for your next tropical vacay, but until next time my magical beach babes….
xo Bonvoyage Bitches