I decided on a Greek wave mosaic. Like the Greek fret, the ocean-like wave pattern was very common. Another common feature in Ancient Greek art was the pebble mosaics. It was something the Greeks pretty much perfected.
I used a base of Revlon Waterfall and then created the waves with Sephora by OPI Read My Palm. Once the waves were completed I started layering blue/green sequins over them, using clear polish to attach them when my base color dried. This is a design that will take a while as each sequin has to be added one at a time so that they touch or even overlap a little.
With thing heating up around here there are a few things I forgot.
Things I forgot over winter:
- The heat causes my polish to bubble as it dries
- The heat slows dry time, meaning I can't get away with rushing to add a second coat.
- A fan too close while I'm doing my nails causes the polish to dry out quickly on the brush turning it thick and tacky.
- The heat sometimes causes my fingers to swell, which means I'm not as dexterous as I need to be for both painting my nails and for taking pictures ... especially for taking pictures.