- Tonic Polish Lava Lust
- Starlight Polish Dragon
- Painted Polish Midnight Mischief
- Yellow Sharpie
- Orange Sharpie
- Black Sharpie
- Gold Foil
- Nail Studs
- Whats Up Nails Plate B026 Animalistic Nature
I started with base color Tonic Polish Lava Lust, it was the perfect glowy orange-red I was imagining for this dragon. I then topped it with Starlight Polish Dragon from the Mythological Topcoats line. It gave the base an extra gold-green sparkle, and I would obviously be remiss to not use it! To get the dragon skin finished I used an image from my new What’s Up Nails plate Animalistic Nature. Then I had an epiphany about the dragons tail. I have a whole helmer drawer of nails charms and studs and remembered these crazy spikes that I got in a pack of miscellaneous nail studs years ago. If you had told me 3 years ago I would ever have a use for them I would have laughed. But low and behold I finally actually needed them, and dare I say this mani wouldn’t be the same without!
I know what you’re thinking.. you want to know how I did the eye. I got the idea from a Pinterest photo and followed along somewhat loosely. But it definitely was not my original idea. I just wish I was that creative! I placed a bit of gold foil on the nail and applied a layer of top coat. I then outlined the foil with a bit of black polish. I used sharpies and isopropyl alcohol to create some alcohol inks. I colored in the gold foil with yellow for a brighter color, then added some orange around the edges. I added the black slit in the eye with a black sharpie and finished it off with another layer of top coat. Isn’t it just wicked cool?! 😎👁
What do you think of my dragon nails? Don’t you just love all the dragons from the Middle Earth movies? Check back tomorrow for my final mythical creature mani!
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