Challenge · Nail art

31DC2017: Day 13 – Animal Print – Regal Angelfish

Hey, y’all! I seriously fell behind on this challenge, and I’ve waffled on whether to continue with it since the beginning of the month. However, I’ve decided that I should keep going with it and finish it out! So for today, I have my nail art for the animal print prompt, which was inspired by the regal angelfish.

31DC2017: Day 13 - Animal Print - Regal Angelfish (base gradient) | Erin's Enamel
31DC2017: Day 13 – Animal Print – Regal Angelfish (base gradient)

I used 1 coat of Chromatic Polish Full Moon, a white creme that I made, under the gradient. For the gradient itself, I used Full Moon and Color Club Bright Night, a bright, saturated royal blue. This was my first time ever doing a radial gradient! I just wish the white had stayed a little more prominent.

31DC2017: Day 13 - Animal Print - Regal Angelfish | Erin's Enamel
31DC2017: Day 13 – Animal Print – Regal Angelfish

For the yellow stripes, I used 3 layers of Priti NYC Lampshade Poppy, a sunny yellow creme. It’s a little on the sheerer side, but it has a good formula. Then I added the black stripes, using Chromatic Polish New Moon, with a tiny detail brush. I tried to make the lines a little on the rougher side so that it emulated the fish scales a little better.

31DC2017: Day 13 - Animal Print - Regal Angelfish (matte) | Erin's Enamel
31DC2017: Day 13 – Animal Print – Regal Angelfish (matte)

I topped it all off with a layer of quick dry top coat and then a layer of Pure Ice Frost Finish Matte top coat. It’s more of a satiny matte than a flat matte, but I still liked the way it turned out.

That’s all for now! Thanks for looking!

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