Scrabble Appreciation Day - Nail Art

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

So today is Scrabble appreciation day and as a big appreciator of scrabble (word games in general), I couldn't let the day pass without doing some scrabble nails. I've wanted to do some letter tile nail art in ages, so it was a good excuse to get that ticked off the list.

Barry M Watermelon, Seventeen Emerald Tropic Scrabble Nail Art

I started with a coat of Seventeen Emerald Tropics, then I surrounded my nails in Crystalline Nail Veil (reviewed here) and sponged on a gradient of Emerald Tropics and Barry M Watermelon. I wanted to create the look of the greens on the front of the scrabble box. Once the gradient had become as deep as I wanted, I covered it in a coat of Glossy Glam and then waited ... and had some dinner ... and waited some more.

Barry M Watermelon, Seventeen Emerald Tropic Scrabble Nail Art

The reason for all the waiting was because I was going to use SheSellsSeaShells straight vinyls to help create the tiles (sad fact, I spilt acetone over ALL my nail vinyls and they all needed to be put in the bin). I am so bad at drawing straight lines so I needed all the help I could get. I used some cream acrylic paint and filled in the squares. Once they had dried I then tried to paint in some letters. My lettering is pretty poor, but I like how they look. They're good enough for me and if I seek perfection, I end up ruining my mani.

Barry M Watermelon, Seventeen Emerald Tropic Scrabble Nail Art

Barry M Watermelon, Seventeen Emerald Tropic Scrabble Nail Art

Barry M Watermelon, Seventeen Emerald Tropic Scrabble Nail Art

Nail was the only 4 letter word that I thought was suitable for this mani. My bf suggested F**K but I wasn't too keen. Speaking of my bf, we have now banned Scrabble when it is just us playing. I kept on winning and to say he is a poor loser is an understatement ... I'm not even that good.


Buy the polishes;
Crystalline Nail Veil £5.99 from Color4Nails.
Barry M watermelon for £3.99 from BarryM.com, Superdrug or Boots.
Seventeen Emerald Tropics for £3.99 from Boots.

Do you like this look? Any other appreciation days coming up I should create nail art for?





Yes I know there are 2 posts today but the Essence Ombre Pastel Topcoat review was suppose to go out on Monday but didn't ... read why here.

3 comments:

  1. Oh dear.. currently laughing at your bf's suggestion!! I think yours were more blog friendly!

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