Lightening Bug Nail Art Inspired by Chalkboard Nails

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Hello polished world!  How are you all doing today?  It's Sunday, which means the weekend is almost over....yet again.  I would say that I wish I had another day this weekend to relax, but I pretty much spent 90% of my Saturday lounging around.  It was by far the laziest I have been in a long time, and I wouldn't have had it any other way.

Summer is coming to a close, and it's a perfect time for me to share this perfect summer manicure with you all.  A week ago or so I decided to re-create Chalkboard Nails firefly nail art!  It was such an awesome manicure that I fell in love with when I first saw it, but I never had the guts to actually attempt it.  Finally the day came and I gathered up all my courage and re-created her awesome manicure.

Let's take a look!

Normally this is where I tell you what colors I used to create the look, but I honestly cannot remember!  I think the purple is NYC New York Color Jacaranda Flower, but for the pink and coral I used for the gradient, I cannot remember to save my life.  This is why I need to write down the colors as soon as I finish my manicures.  Maybe draft the post up right then and there?  That would be the smart thing.

Anyways, to get the look, I started off with a base of white polish.  When dried, I went through and added my gradient.  I then created the grass using my black striper.  I then added the fireflies glowing halos using acrylic paint mixed with water.  I then went through ad added the yellow lil fireflies.

I added a quick dry shiny top coat, then went back over it with a matte.  I find that if I were to just add a matte top coat, the art ends up smudging.

What do you think?  Like this manicure?  I think Sarah's is a million times better.

Until next time, <3.

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