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Beach Day Nails | #MonthlyMani

June 21, 2016

It is HOT!  I don’t know about you, but summer has hit BIG TIME in Southern California.  It went from beautiful mild weather to a full-on, over 90 degree heat wave – woof!  That being said, it is kinda the perfect weather for a Beach themed #MonthlyMani!  Here is my Beach Day nail art:

Beach Day Nail Art feat. blue ocean, gold glitter sand & orange starfish #MonthlyMani | Delightfully Kristi

I can’t take credit for coming up with this design myself.  I went looking for inspiration and found several similar designs on Pinterest, so I decided to create my own version.  The design is really simple to make but has a really fun, unmistakable beach vibe!  Here’s how I did it:

Beach Day Nail Art feat. blue ocean, gold glitter sand & orange starfish #MonthlyMani | Delightfully Kristi

I started with my base of blue and tan polishes, painting each nail half blue and half tan, except for the ring finger.  I didn’t do anything special for this step, no tape or anything, just freehand.

Beach Day Nail Art feat. blue ocean, gold glitter sand & orange starfish #MonthlyMani | Delightfully Kristi

Next, I decided to jazz it up and make the sand look, well, more sandy by adding a coat of gold glitter over the tan base.

Beach Day Nail Art feat. blue ocean, gold glitter sand & orange starfish #MonthlyMani | Delightfully Kristi

To complete the look, I added an orange starfish to each ring finger for an accent nail.  No Beach Day nail art is complete without an added fun accent – amiright?!  The starfish was easily created with my nail dotting tool by dragging the ball to create thick lines.  After my nails started to dry, but were still a little tacky, I pushed the ball into the starfish to add the dot impressions on each leg.

Beach Day Nail Art feat. blue ocean, gold glitter sand & orange starfish #MonthlyMani | Delightfully KristiBeach Day Nail Art feat. blue ocean, gold glitter sand & orange starfish #MonthlyMani | Delightfully Kristi

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the #MonthlyMani crew to see their beach-inspired nails!

Justine from The Thrifty Girl’s Guide
Melissa from The Fashion Huntress
Lyndsey from Dressed in Mascara

Beach Day Nail Art feat. blue ocean, gold glitter sand & orange starfish #MonthlyMani | Delightfully Kristi

What’s your favorite summer style for your nails?  Any beach plans in your future??

As always, thanks for reading!

Delightfully, Kristi (signature)

 

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6 Comments

  • Ashley | Free Wills Studio

    Brilliant use of the glitter as sand! I think these are so clever. Great job! :)

    June 22, 2016 at 12:25 pm Reply
    • Kristi

      Thanks so much, Ashley!! I can’t take credit for the idea, but I love how they look! ;)

      June 22, 2016 at 2:46 pm Reply
  • The Fashion Huntress

    Ahhhh these are SO GREAT! Even if it wasn’t your idea, you totally nailed it! LOL had to go with that pun….

    June 22, 2016 at 6:43 pm Reply
    • Kristi

      Thank you so much!! And I love puns, the cheesier the better! ;)

      June 26, 2016 at 1:05 pm Reply
  • Justine S.

    Adorable!!!! You totally nailed it, and your starfish is so cute ;)

    June 23, 2016 at 3:46 pm Reply
    • Kristi

      Thank you, Justine!! :)

      June 26, 2016 at 1:06 pm Reply

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