Strawberries

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Ahhhh June...the official beginning of summer, and the beginning of homegrown strawberry season!! Last week I went strawberry picking with the neighbors and had a blast!  This is by far one of my favorite annual outings!

A few weeks ago, when I first saw homegrown strawberries appear in the grocery store, I decided to paint the delicious fruit on my nails.  I kept them in my nail art folder until the week I went strawberry picking to post, so they were done before my lovely pointer finger injury.

Here's what I came up with.






Colors Used:

  • Strawberry
    • Sally Hansen - Red Carpet
    • Sinful Colors - Black on Black
  • Leaves
    • Revlon - Sassy
    • Sinful Colors - HD Nails
  • Flowers
    • Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
    • Sinful Colors - Let's Meet
The nails were kind of a pain in the butt, mostly because of the strawberry leaves.  I started with a base of red polish and dotted on some black seeds with a tooth pick.  Once the polish was dried, with a tooth pick, I outlined the green leaves with Revlon Sassy, and then filled it in which was very difficult.  I think if I re-do these nails next year, I  With a stripper, I added some HD Nails to give it the effect of leaves.  I think if I were to do these nails again next year, I would put the leaves at the tip of the nail, and not at the cuticle.

I wasn't 100% happy with the nails though and wanted something more.  The accent nails needed something on them, I just wasn't sure what.  I was looking through my mobile uploads album on Facebook and came across this picture from last years strawberry extravaganza.


Wild daisies were growing up in between the plants throughout the strawberry field.  They were so pretty and were throughout the whole field.  After Googling for some accent ideas, I found a few other girls incorporated flowers onto their strawberry manicures, so I figured this would be perfect.  I dotted on a flower, added a lil vine and ta daaaa! my strawberry nails were completed!!!

What do you think?  Do you like strawberries?  Have you ever gone strawberry picking??

Fun fact: strawberries were actually my first ever attempt at nail art last year.  I wish I had a picture of them so I could have compared! 


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5 comments

  1. These came out adorable! I love how you added the little daisies to them. :)

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  2. That would have been fun to compare the two. Although if your first nails look anything like mine (watermelon nails) you're probably glad you didn't. Haha. Mine were atrocious!

    I love these!! They're so cute and, like, perfectly executed and I love the little flowers. They look like little strawberry blossoms. I love them! :) Great job!!!

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  3. I really like these nails...they almost look three dimensional in the pictures! You are so talented!

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  4. I think you did a fantastic job with these!!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE them!!!! I think I will do a Strawberry mani soon!! I have been wanting to do a Watermelon one too. I have been kind of lazy in the nail art dept, in fact I kept the same color on my nails ALL week! However, I got at least 3 compliments daily on them! I can't wait to do Strawberry nails!!! :)

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