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An English Summer

Good Afternoon!

For a while now, I've been wanting to try out a landscape manicure, where the image stretches across each nail, forming a picture. Some of my absolute favourite nail artists (Very Emily & Wondrously Polished for example) are absolute geniuses at this and I think its such a creative and fun way to do nail art. So I took a deep breath and gave it a go!

I had the general idea of how I wanted it to look in my head, so I did a quick sketch on paper before I started painting.

First, I painted all my nails with Revlon Parfumerie 'Surf Spray', a dusky sheer blue with strong aqua shimmer. Most of the time this is a bright turquoise but at certain angles there's a hint of the purpley blue base colour. Absolutely mesmerising! And it smells like holidays!

Once that was fully dry, I mapped out the whole image using OPI 'Jade Is The New Black' (muted fir green) and a small detail brush. I then lightened the green with a touch of Essie 'Blanc' (white creme) and painted in some trees and hedges.

Then I started to block in the fields using the following nail polishes; Barry M 'Spring Green' (bright grass green, not as muted as the photos show), Zoya 'Midori' (apple green with strong gold shimmer), Barry M 'Key Lime' (lime green) and Butter London 'East End' (mustard yellow). I had to do these in layers as the polishes came out a bit streaky for some reason!

I also painted a few clouds here and there using Essie 'Blanc'. Then I neatened up the edges with OPI 'Jade Is The New Black' and Revlon Parfumerie 'Surf Spray'. Finally, I added a thick coat of Essie 'Good To Go'.

I can't tell you how much fun I had painting these; so much fun!!! They were much easier to do than I anticipated but I did just realise that I forgot to match up some of the field colours, whoops! But I don't even care that much because I completely love these :)

Thanks for reading!!

Kayleigh :)



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