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Good Afternoon!

I'll be honest with you, today's manicure is not one of my best. Some things just don't translate well onto teeny weeny canvases! I was going for a kind of floral flat lay but it ended up getting overcrowded and messy looking. I'm posting it here anyway as there are some aspects that I really like :)


For the base of the manicure, I wanted a soft but bright white so I used China Glaze 'Dandy Lyin' Around' on all my nails. This is a beautiful, delicate nail polish but has a pretty problematic formula. It took over 4 coats to become opaque and had major bubbling :(


Once that was completely dry, I used a thin striping brush to paint in the flower stems and leaves on my non-accent nails. For this, I used the following greens; Barry M 'Key Lime' (lime green), Barry M 'Spring Green' (grass green) and China Glaze 'Highlight Of My Summer' (pastel neon green).

On my accent nails, I used KBShimmer 'Happily Ever Aster' which is a clear glitter topper made up of purple, lilac, periwinkle, cyan and white hex glitter in various sizes, accented with small holo glitter. So pretty!


Using a tiny detail brush, I started to paint in different flowers including daffodils, tulips, lilacs and hellebores. I painted in their basic shapes using Barry M 'On Your Marks' (light lemon yellow), Barry M 'Speed Demon' (light pink with silver shimmer), Barry M 'Prickly Pear' (pastel lavender) and Rimmel 'Lovey Dovey' (light purple).


I added detail and shape to each flower using the following colours; Barry M 'Dragon Fruit' (pink with silver shimmer), Barry M 'Berry Ice Cream' (pastel lilac), Rimmel 'Lovey Dovey'Missguided 'Missmatch' (orange) and a Sparkly Nails nail art striper in 'Yellow' (egg yolk yellow).

Once I was happy with how the manicure looked (sort of happy anyway!), I topcoated each nail with Essie 'Good To Go'.


Although I'm not too keen on the nail art, I do rather like the colour palette of the overall manicure! Purple, pink and yellow are such happy Spring colours :) If  I ever have another go at this manicure, I would definitely put a bit more thought and planning into the composition!

Thanks For Reading!

Kayleigh :)

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