The Nail Art Squad Does Summer

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Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today?  It's the last day of July, so that means summer is in full swing.  So, because Summer is officially here, it's only fitting that The Nail Art Squad collaborates and brings you some summer manicures!!!

For my manicure, I wanted to do some sort of palm tree design.  What's more summery than palm trees?  I found this design by on Pinterest which I fell in love with and had to re-create right away.

Let's take a look!!!

Colors Used:
  • China Glaze - I Got a Blue Attitude
  • Orly - White Tips
  • Black acrylic
I love this manicure so much!  It reminds me of a shirt my mom used to own which had palm trees on it with colored lines in the background.  That shirt had to have been from the 80s.  Maybe because I correlate that shirt with this manicure, I keep thinking that this manicure has a retro feel to it.

To get the look I started off with my white base.  When that was dried, I put on some nail art tape then filled in the white area with the blue polish.  Quickly removed the tape, and had my base all ready for my palm trees.  When the blue was dried, I took my nail art brush and painted on the palm trees using acrylic paint.  I think if I were to do this again, I would put down top coat first over the tape design because it would have had a smoother surface to add the art.

Now let's take a minute and talk about how BEAUTIFUL this China Glaze polish is.  I Got a Blue Attitude is from this years summer collection.  Sally Beauty only got a partial collection in and I thought that this gorgeous blue would never be mine.  Thankfully Beauty Plus Salon got the whole collection in, and I was able to snag the ones I wanted.  This polish is two coats of gorgeous blue shimmer.  I never wear the same polish twice in a row, but I had to with this one.  I need to go back and grab a back up before this store sells out.  Everyone, you must purchase this if you love blues!

What do you think?  Fan of this look?  Something you think you would try?  Love the blue?

Until next time, <3.

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