I grew up in Brasil, I was in the water 70% of every day growing up & loved every second of it! There was this little town about an hour outside of Rio called Cabo Frio (translates to "Cold Cape" but it's far from it), where we used to go camping on the weekends. Cabo Frio is known for it's white sand dunes & crystal blue water. If you ever take a trip to Brasil & you want to enjoy a day of relaxing at a beach, don't go to Copacabana or Ipanema, take a drive out to Cabo Frio & experience it's lovely scenery. Although there are many wonderful things to experience being in Rio de Janeiro as well. Take a look at these...
One of my favorite beaches, Praia das Conchas, meaning "beach of shells"
|The white sand dunes at Praia das Dunas (Dune Beach). We would bring cardboard boxes & slide down the dunes.|
|Praia do Forte, meaning "Fort Beach" because of the little fort at the end|
So I'm going to take my inspiration from one of my favorite places in the world, a place filled with memories, good times & beauty...the Cabo Frio beaches in Brasil:
I'm using white for my base color, then adding blue gradients to make waves using this cloud design technique I saw on Nailside's blog, which I think also looks like waves. I think somebody here used this for their Hot hot hot design too, seen here... here is my Ocean inspired mani: