Throwback Thursday: Epic Shark Week Nail Art

by Meghan Carlson | 1 Comment

“Live every week like it’s Shark Week.” – Tracy Jordan, 30 Rock

Shark Week on Discovery Channel starts this Sunday, August 10, so today’s edition of #ThrowbackThursday feels like the perfect time to revisit this epic Shark Week nail art design created by one of our Mavens last year:


DUN dun… DUN dun… DUN dun dundundundundun!

(What, you couldn’t tell that I’m humming the Jaws theme song?)

If you chose Linden (It Girl) as part of your July Maven box, then you’ve got the perfect shade of pool blue to recreate this look. For the shark, use a dark gray such as Mona (Classic with a Twist) with an outline in Winter (It Girl) and a blood-red mouth in January (Classic with a Twist). For the teeth, waves, birds, and eyes, I’d use a crisp white like Brigitte (Classic with a Twist) and pitch black Jet (It Girl) to get the job done. Finish with a top coat, then—bada-bing, bada-boom! You’ve got the baddest mani on the block.

UPDATE: Now you can get everything you need to create this awesome nail art (or come up with your own), all in one handy kit! Check out the Shark Week Nail Art kit, which includes five of the nail polish shades listed above (Brigitte, Jet, Linden, Mona, and January), plus our new top coat and the Plié Wand Striping Brush and Dotting Tool, all for $24.99. Now that’s a crazy-good deal.

Will you be sporting a sharky mani for Shark Week? If you do, be sure to share a pic on Instagram and tag it #julepmaven so we can see!