Tropical Palm Tree Nail Art

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Morning polished world!  How are you all doing today??  I hope you have had a GREAT week and have an AMAZING weekend planned!  I'm not so sure what I have planned yet, but I do know I will be catching up on some sleep.  Honestly, I'm writing this post late Thursday night and my eyes are crossing as I type it because I am so exhausted.  I need to not only work on my blogging schedule, but I also have to work on my sleep schedule!

Every summer since I have started this blog, I have created a palm tree manicure.  In 2012, it was kind of a fail, 2013 was amazing, then 2014 again a fail.  This year though I think it is my best ever!  The palms are detailed, the gradient is very tropical sunset....all around perfect.

Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • Salon Perfect - Tickled Pink
  • Salon Perfect - Summer Escape
  • Orly - Push the Limit
  • Orly - French White
  • Orly - Instant Artist Black

I started off with a base coat of Orly French White.  This polish is awesome and I think everyone should go and get it.  It comes with a small brush used for french tips which makes it impossible to paint on the nail.  Amanda from Fashion Footing had the brilliant idea that I should put an old brush into it so I could make it usable.  Best idea ever.

When my white base was dried, I took a make up sponge and did a gradient of Push the Limit, Tickled Pink, and Summer Escape.  These neons were so bright, but created the most gorgeous gradient on my nails.  I think I may have to re-create the base for a tribal design in the future.

Once the gradient was how I liked it, I went through with my trusty Orly Instant Artist striper and created the palm trees.  I can't really describe how I did it, so maybe I will film a tutorial to show you all!  Would you be interested in that??

What do you think?  Fan of this look?  Something you would try on your nails?  Does it make you want to go to a beach somewhere?

Please let me know if you think I should create a YouTube channel.  I have some free time now so I think it might be a fun little adventure!

Until next time, <3.

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