I am talking about this:
Playing With Scandalous Nail Art Design by Simply Rins
Allow me to show to you first the polishes I used for this nail design before I get into talking about those pearl beads.
I knew that I wanted to use Revlon 761 Scandalous as a background color but since this polish has a sheer base, I didn't want to apply more than 3 layers to get the opacity I wanted. So I applied a coat of Revlon 650 Sugar Plum first before applying 2 layers of Scandalous. I have reviewed and swatched these nail lacquers here and here.
Now, onto the pearl beads.
I was fixing my personal nail station when I stumbled upon some craft wheels that contained several nail art accessories that included these half pearls. I remember purchasing them online when I was just starting to blog about nail art, but I never got to use them until now. I am not really fond of creating designs that involves embellishments (except for my cupcake design) because I sometimes feel awkward when I feel them.
For this nail design, I used a very light purple half pearl beads. I hand painted a flower on each nail using acrylic paint and a detailing nail art brush and used the pearls as the center for every flower. And I added a few scattered dots for further detail.
Here's a personal tip when working on such nail accessories:
Instead of using tweezers, I found it easier to pick up beads using an orange stick. What you do is to dip the stick in water before picking up a bead. It works like magic. :)
I have mixed feelings with this nail design but one thing I know is I really love Scandalous, particularly the chunky glitters. It actually gives depth to the polish.
What are your feelings about this design? Have you tried using half pearls on any of your nail designs?