August 11, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen does SUMMER: Swimming Pool Nail Art

I've been battling a cold + exhaustion the past week, but almost nothing keeps me from doing The Digit-al Dozen theme weeks! This month our theme is 'summer' which is a little tough for me because it's so vague, but usually the hardest themes produce the more interesting manicures. Today I've got some swimming pool inspired nail art for my #ManiMonday x Digit-al Dozen manicure complete with a super cute pool floatie!

The Digit-al Dozen does SUMMER: Swimming Pool Nail Art using the saran wrap technique, stamping, and a freehand floatie ring | Manicurity.com

The Digit-al Dozen does SUMMER: Swimming Pool Nail Art using the saran wrap technique, stamping, and a freehand floatie ring | Manicurity.com

The Design

I was inspired by images of swimming pools with lone pool floaties for this manicure. I love the different shades of blue and turquoise and the abstract shades in photos of swimming pools and really wanted to re-create that on my nails!!

The Digit-al Dozen does SUMMER: Swimming Pool Nail Art using the saran wrap technique, stamping, and a freehand floatie ring | Manicurity.com

The Digit-al Dozen does SUMMER: Swimming Pool Nail Art using the saran wrap technique, stamping, and a freehand floatie ring | Manicurity.com

The Polishes

I used Cult Nails as my base coat, then topped it with a CND sparkle top coat. Then to get the first layer of pool-like texture I used the saran wrap method with Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Blue Me Away! To add the wave-like texture I used a wavy stamping image from one of my Cheeky plates and Cult Nails Tempest (a white creme). 

Finally, to add the swimming pool ring I freehanded the shadow first, then did the colored ring on top!

The Digit-al Dozen does SUMMER: Swimming Pool Nail Art using the saran wrap technique, stamping, and a freehand floatie ring | Manicurity.com

Don't forget to check out the other designs for today below!

See you back here again tomorrow for more summer-inspired manicures!


Disclosure: I bought all the things mentioned! If you'd like to know more about my policies, please see my disclosure page.

18 comments:

  1. Love the stamping here! That pool floatie on here is a cute touch too.

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  2. Oh my gosh!! How genius are you to include the little shadow under the innertube!! I love these!

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  3. love the design, the pool floatie definitely adds the special touch!!

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  4. These are amazing! Everything looks awesome; the stamp, the colors, and the inner tube! Great work!

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  5. This looks exactly like a pool! And I love that you included the shadow of the floaty! :)

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  6. Your 3D is amazing - if I tried I'd look like I'd got two different coloured rings in the pool.

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  7. How cute! I also really love the 3D effect you created for the ring.

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  8. i can't believe you added a shadow!!! it's all in the deets xx

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  9. I love the watery effect and the shadow for the floatie makes it really stand out :)

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  10. Gah, I love everything about this! The shadow of the inner tube is just the deal sealer!

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  11. I love these so much! And that shadow! Amazing!

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  12. I too love everything about this...particularly the base and stamping!

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  13. This is gorgeous! Totally looks like a swimming pool!

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  14. These are amazing! I love all the techniques you used, especially the shadow of the life preserver!

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  15. This is stunning, the shadow makes it even more epic!

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  16. this is perfect. I think this is my favorite of the day!

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  17. Awesome! I love this use of the wavy squiggles for the water!

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