MARCO! POLO! And lots of screaming and swearing. Gotta love kids in their first apartments who think it is awesome to swear around a pool full of children. o.O
I started with a base of OPI Fly from the Nicki Minaj collection. This is a great blue, although it is a jelly and could use three coats (I used two).
This is what I WISH it was like to live above the pool: calm, reflective water and just the sounds of ripples on the surface. No. Such. Luck. These ripples are painted on with acrylic paint.
Then I added black words on my nails and filled them in with other colors to make them pop. Whoever invented the Marco Polo water game should be drowned.
The gradient on the Marco Polo nails was fun to do and emphasizes the VOLUME at which children scream the words out during their games.
This last shot includes my thumb (but I am sad that the corner of it broke) and the voice of at least one kid who always is trying to get his/her mom's attention. Mom, mom, mommy, momma, hey mom! Mommy! Look at me! Look what I can do! Ma! Mommy, mom, mom, ma! Are you looking? Mom!
Check out the other (possibly less manic) interpretations of Pool Party nails!