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The Digit-al Dozen does Tropical: Sea Turtles

Hello ladies! I hope your week has been good so far. We are on Day 4 of The Digit-al Dozen. The Digital Dozen is a small group of highly skilled bloggers and nail artists who do 5 themed manis each month. The theme for August is Tropical. I’ve had pond manis on my mind since the Zoya Jelly Brites collection came out. They reminded me of an awesome blue pond mani I did a few years ago. I really wanted to do another, and sea turtles are definitely tropical.. so it was meant to be… 

The Digit-al Dozen does Tropical: Sea Turtles

Pond manis are super simple, but they do require some patience. It’s just a process of layer of polish, stamping, layer of polish, etc. I started with one coat of BaronessX Alhambra on some of my nails, and started with turtle stamping on a few others. This was to give some nails a different depth than others. When the stamping was dry I painted another thin layer of Alhambra, then more stamping, then another layer of Alhambra. I varied what images I used and where I stamped on each nail. I really wanted each nail to look different so I varied each one up as I went. 

The Digit-al Dozen does Tropical: Sea Turtles

Items used:

  • BaronessX Alhambra
  • Color Club White Coated
  • MoYou London Animal 09
  • MoYou London Explorer 16

I lost track of how many layers I did, but it’s at least 4-5 coats of just the polish itself, and of course the stamping between each one. Not that it needed that many layers but the more layers you use the more depth the final look will have.

The Digit-al Dozen does Tropical: Sea Turtles The Digit-al Dozen does Tropical: Sea Turtles

I love how this turned out! So many cute little sea turtles swimming around in the bright blue tropical waters. Swimming with sea turtles should go on my bucket list. Too bad I’m terrified of actually swimming in the ocean. LOL

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Until next time, stay polished!

  • Natoya

    This is soo amazing! Love the multi dimensional effect of this. perhaps one of my favorites from you so far.

  • Ehmkay Nails

    Pond manis give off such a fun effect. I love it with shimmer and the turtles!

  • I love the layered look! It’s perfect for turtles!

  • marciaf

    Wow. This is so great since it looks so real. The Baroness base is a stunning color. The patience to do this isn’t in my vocabulary.

  • I love the turtles! And the shade of blue polish from The Baroness is stunning

  • So cute and summery! Would be perfect for a vacation.

  • Chelsea Day

    This turned out sooo cool. I never knew it was called a pond mani since I’m not exactly a nail polish connoisseur lol but I love the result.

  • I love this! You’re so good at what you do

  • I haven’t seen a pond mani in forever! Love this so much!

  • This is so beautiful

  • OMG!!! Those sandwiched in turtles is just adorable!!! Loving this one big time!!!

  • I like the subtlety in this pond mani.

  • I love the darker turtles as the background and then the brighter turtles on top!

  • Love how these have that layered look!