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Beach Nail Design ~ Freehand Golden Sand and Sea Waves Nail Art!

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Hey everyone! Hope you are having a great day. I did this beautiful beach themed Nail Design over the weekend! You can guess how I spend my weekend! Yes. It was a beach getaway and this nail art couldn’t be more perfect! Keep reading to know how I did the design!

Items and Tools I Used

  • Base Coat
  • Pale Gold Glitter Nail Polish – Colorbar First date
  • Acrylic Paint – Blue and White
  • Nail Art Fan Brush
  • Sea Shell and Pearl Nail Decoration
  • Nail Glue
  • Dotting Tool
  • Top Coat

How I did the Nail Design

Prep your nails by applying a good base coat to keep the manicure longer. Base coat also prevents staining and yellowness overtime. After the nails are fully dry, apply a pale gold glitter polish to imitate beach sand! I used a textured pale gold glitter polish from Colorbar(An Indian Cosmetics brand ). The shade is called First date. This polish is a true replica of golden sand. It has textured matte finish and I’m surprised how spot on this shade is for my beach design.

I painted the beach scenery only on the middle two fingernails. Rest of the nails I kept it simple by just applying the glitter polish. The whole design I kept on layering different shades of blue to create the impression of sea shore. I added little white paint with blue to lighten it and then applied it diagonally on the nail tips using a fan brush. Add little more of white to the blue paint and apply it where the first layer of paint ends. Move the fan brush back-forth to create seamless transition. Now add tiny amount of blue to the white paint and apply it where the second layer ended.

Take some white paint on the same fan brush and dab the tip of the brush to create white waves. Dabbing motion adds texture and creates beautiful natural looking waves. Add some nail glue and insert the sea shell and Pearl decoration using a small dotting tool. Seal the beach design(only middle two nails )with top coat and it’s done!

See the video tutorial below for a clear idea!

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How do you like this Beach Nails? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below. I would be happy to hear from you 🙂 Thank you for stopping by. Don’t forget to check my Nail Art section for more awesome Nail Art Tutorials!

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  1. Ok, I am a beach kind of gal, so naturally I LOVED your polish. I loved that you listed everything you used, and then you have the video. I am all thumbs when it comes to painting my nails. I always go into the salon. But I am going to take this photo in, and try this out! It’s perfect, and thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you for liking it..I did this design for a beach vacation and my friends liked it so much that I had to do it on their nails too 🙂

  2. Great site! I will be sure to forward this on

    1. Thank you Ross!

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