April 26, 2017

Hello lovelies!
How has everyone’s weekend been? I’m finally kind of getting ahead on nail art and I’m so happy! I’m excited for some of the posts that I have to share with you guys.
But let’s get to today’s nails!
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And yeah, you read that post title right. Reversed polarities? Hardest challenge theme ever….

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Here’s what I used:
My understanding of today’s theme from some of the discussion in the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts group is that the colors are backwards. So, like a black ladybug with red dots or green daisies on white grass (thank you Debbie for those examples)! I saw these little crocheted fish and thought of goldfish, so I painted blue goldfish over an orange base….that works right? 
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I started these nails off with two coats of Stoked To Be Soaked and a layer of Elementary, which was  followed with a layer of HK Girl. Then using my detail brush and acrylic paint, I added on the little goldfish. I found it easiest to paint one row of fish vertically down my nail and then fill in the sides. When those were done, I added another layer of HK Girl.

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These actually turned out kind of cute haha! It’s such a weird idea but I think using the fish to make a pattern made these work for me. I can’t say that I’d wear these again but I can deal with them this one time 😛
Also, random question. I feel like I’ve kind of been gaining a bunch of followers lately and I was just wondering how you guys found me? I don’t know if it’s the challenge going on or that I’ve been commenting around before but I’d love to know! And thank you for wanting to read my little part of the nail world<3 
Thanks guys!
-Marisa! (:


  • Thank you!

  • Brethil Ebontree

    Very cute fishies!

  • Thank you so much!!

  • So adorable! I'm so impressed with how straight they came out. Honestly thought it was a stamp at first glance.

  • Aww thank you so much!! I'm glad that you liked what you saw 😀

  • Haha really?! That's so funny! A bathroom would little fishy tiles would be so cool though!

  • Hahaha yay!!!

  • Hahaha thank you! :3

  • Thank you!!

  • Thanks!!

  • Haha yeah, totally agreed. I was so confused. Thank you!!

  • Thanks! 😀

  • Thank you so much!!

  • Thank you so much! It was definitely a weird one.

  • Cindi

    I'm new and I think I found you from the little pictures beneath a post with all the others that have done the same art. I liked your art and clicked on your entry, liked your blog post so I subscribed and that's how I came to be here. I just found your blog in the past few days.

  • Okay this will sound SO weird but that remind some of a tile pattern my grandparents had in their bathroom :D! It's being redecorated right now and I do have a spare tile of the other design, but not this particular one. The basecolor wasn't orange though :P.

  • So hard!! That's the answer. The question was "How much do I love these fishes?"

  • FISHIES!! I adore this! <3

  • Cheyenne

    These are so freaking cute!!

  • Ahhhh these are so adorable!

  • I had no idea what this theme meant when I first saw it haha! But you did a great job, the fish are so cute 🙂

  • Cute fishies!

  • These are so fun! The orange base its on top of it is lovely too.

  • This so cute Marisa! I agree, that prompt is one of the hardest ones I've seen.