Thursday, July 24, 2014

Myrtle Beach Vacation nails

Hey guys! I'm really excited to finally share this post with you! A couple weeks ago, my fiance and I traveled to Myrtle Beach with my family for vacation and I (of course) did my nails for the trip.

The first ones, and probably my favorites, were these striped palm tree nails that you may have seen me share on Instagram! :)

I tried to be artsy and get the sand in the back of these shots lol. The sun on the beach was great for picture taking! I started with a base of black, applied striping tape and painted on each color one at a time. From top to bottom, I used: Wet n Wild On a Trip, Sinful Thimbleberry, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Dreamsicle, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Glow With It, an unnamed Summer Brights blue, and Sinful Mint Tropics. I topcoated with Seche Vite before I freehanded palm trees using my Stripe Rite striper, then topcoated again. Phew! It was a lot of work, but worth it in the end. :)

Not a great shot of the nails because the sun was behind them, but I managed to get an ocean backdrop! :)

On my non-dominant hand, I had to do something still pretty, but nothing intricate. My left hand is useless for nail art! So, I tried a mermaid look! :)

I already had some tip wear by this point from all the digging in the sand, but this mani really held up for the most part! I started with a base of Zoya Logan and sponged a bit of Zoya Zuza around randomly on the nail. Then, I added 2 coats of Orly Mermaid Tale. I love how it sparkles!

And of course, because I truly have a polishing problem, I had to change my mani halfway through the vacation! I had seen Chalkboard Nails Starfish Mani and I wanted to try my best to recreate it!

I started with a base of Wet n Wild A Venice Day. I really like this yellow! It's a little thin but buildable. I've been looking for good yellows. I don't like this one quite as much as Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Glow With It, but it's not bad. Then, I followed Chalkboard Nails' example and painted on little starfish using China Glaze Pool Party, a dotting tool and a small nail art brush. I followed that up with some purple dots using the smallest end of my dotting tool. I used Seche Vite topcoat.

These were so much more vibrant in person! They looked great on the beach too, I wish I had gotten some photos in the sand.

I absolutely loved all my vacation nails! I felt like they were super fun for summer and I got so many compliments on them. It always feels nice when you have a group of people cluster around you in awe of your nail art haha! :)
I'd love to hear what you think of these looks? Which is your favorite? I'd love to hear below!



  1. What fun vacation nails! Love the starfish one at the end.

  2. I love your nails.
    I exspecially like the nails with the palm trees. Some weeks ago, I have a try on such a palm tree design, too.
    It will be a honor for me, when you would have a look at these and if you could tell me your opnion about this.
    Have a nice day, Lisa ♥


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