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Wiki'd Nails: The Water Babies

Hey everyone!

It's Week 2 of the wiki challenge now, with the prompt for this being "The Water-Babies, a Fairytale for a Land Baby". Basically from what I've read over on wiki, it's a book where someone gets turned into a 'water baby' and taught what is 'good' again by a few fairies and leaders and what not... Yay?

All of the art for the book is in a pretty cool sketchy-painted kinda style so I wanted to try and capture that a bit, but I wanted to incorporate some stuff about the fairies, and of course the water, into my nails too, so this is what I came up with. (Major apology for the pic quality again, my camera and I will be reunited next week! And don't forget if you click a pic, you can make it bigger)





So as you can see, I went for a kinda sketchy-looking water ripple look on the majority of my nails. I used OPI's "Dining Al-Frisco" for a base for these, and then added lines in Nicole by OPI's "Positive Energy" (silver), OPI's "Yodel Me on My Cell" (darker teal), and Barry M's "Road Rage" (pale blue/green).



For my 'highlight' nail I went with the idea of doing fairy wings. Whether you can tell that's what they are is a different matter! I still like the flowy shape anyway. For a base I used Nails Inc's "Porchester Square" gel polish, before creating an outline in OPI's "Yodel Me On My Cell" and adding glitters of Barry M's Diamond Glitter and Disney Villainess "Just One Bite". I also filled in the top with Barry M's "Road Rage" so it wasn't a fully-nude nail and matched the others. 



So yeah... I hope you like the design, let me know what you think in the comments below!

We've all taken a different approach to this prompt again, with a range of bubble nails to using some cover-art as inspiration, so make sure to go and check out the other lady's nails too!




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