Hello there readers! Today is going to be a slightly different post from my normal reviews or nail art posts, because I am going to shed a bit of light on my personal life. ooooeerrrrr. In my last post I explained that I hadn't got round to doing any Easter nail art because I had had a very busy weekend. Well this post will explain why! For my boyfriends birthday, I paid for us to going swimming in the shark tank at London Aquarium. Sharks have been my biggest fear since I can remember so this was quite a big deal for me!
So here are some pictures of our day for you to see!
|Sand Tiger Shark|
|The shark tank with the net in the back ground|
|The look of relief afterwards!|
I have to admit that as terrifying as it was, it was really interesting and I learned a lot about sharks! I think I have cured my fear slightly as I would do it again in a heartbeat! Sharks are very misunderstood creatures, and it got me thinking as to where my deep rooted fear of sharks came from, after all, its not like you see them everyday! I think it stems down to when I watched Jaws as a child, as I spent most of the film perched on the back of the sofa with a cushion over my eyes.
As Jaws is such an iconic and classic film, I decided to pay homage to it, and do some Jaws inspired nail art.
I saw this design online by a girl called Kayleigh, who goes the extra mile when it comes to nail art, and actually uses extensions for shapes. Here is a link to her Facebook page so you can see what I mean! KayleighOCNailArt
To make this nail art, this is all the equipment I used. It looks like quite a lot so I'll break it down into manageable chunks.
I started by painting each nail white, as the poster has a white background, and it meant the blue sea colours would be more vivid. I used scotch tape over half of the nail so the horizon would be really clean. I used two shades of blue so the water appeared to be getting deeper, and then when the tape is peeled of, you have a really straight line. I made sure the level was the same on each nail so it really gave the illusion of sea.
For the thumb where the shark will emerge from, I added another darker shade of blue to make the water look even deeper.
For Jaws himself, I was originally going to use grey, but on the poster he is lighter, so I went for baby blue instead. The mouth and eyes were done with a black nail art pen, and the outline and terrifying teeth were done with a white pen.
For my poor victim, I used a gold nail art pen from Topshop which I have never used before. It is literally a pen so perfect if your haven't used nail art pens before. The swimsuit and hair were done with pink and yellow nail pens.
For the other hand, I just outlined the letters in pink to make sure they were ok, then went over them in the red to give them the bloodied effect.
I got a little lazy at the clean up around these!
So these are my gory Jaws nails, let me know what you think!