Excuse this for being five days late, but I've been working every day and haven't had time to post anything!
So for my Ocean-inspired nails, I did waves in the style of a French Manicure.
I did the design with a toothpick, because I couldn't find my tiny brush. I outlined the shape of a wave then filled it in.
Next, I took a separate toothpick and did lines of white. While doing this, I dug a little into the original blue to create a texture.
Lastly I did the sparkles with the opposite end of the toothpick, also digging in. It made it have this great texture that really resembled water flowing.
I apologize for my stained nails -- I used a base coat that didn't agree with me on a day that I wore lime green polish!
I apparently took a super high-def picture, which amplifies the dry-ness of both my cuticles and skin in general.
My left thumb definitely came out the best; it is the perfect wave shape! I hope you can also see the texture a bit better from this close-up.