Saturday, 20 July 2013

Sunset Nail Art with Palm Trees and Birds

Just a heads up, this is a photo-heavy post - I found it hard to choose just a few photos!

I was a little disappointed with my gradient mani yesterday (though I have to say I improved it just before I took it off with Barry M Bubblegum confetti polish - might do that again soon!) so I wanted to do another one today to show that I can make them look semi-decent! This sunset and palm trees design isn't original - it's all over the internet, but this version is my take on it.

I started, as I do with every gradient, with a base of Models Own Snow White.  Afterwards I painted onto a make up sponge stripes of Barry M Pomegranate, Essie Fear or Desire and 17 Go Go.  I sponged the colours onto my nails, let them dry and put on a coat of Seche Vite.  I drew all the trees and birds (and the boat - it is a boat!) freehand with the Models Own Black Nail Art Pen.  When that was all dry (and I was desperate not to smudge it so I waited ages), I put on another coat of Seche Vite, which I am learning to love. Maybe.

I can only apologise for my clean up job - I tried my best, but after about half an hour with a paintbrush, I got a bit bored!

Sunset nail art with palm trees, birds and boat

Sunset nail art with palm trees, birds and boat

Sunset nail art with palm trees, birds and boat

Sunset nail art with palm trees, birds and boat

Sunset nail art with palm tree

Sunset nail art with Barry M Pomegranate
Sunset nail art with Barry M Pomegranate

Sunset nail art with Barry M Pomegranate
Sunset nail art with Barry M Pomegranate

Sunset nail art with Essie Fear or Desire
Sunset nail art with Essie Fear or Desire

Sunset nail art with Essie Fear or Desire
Sunset nail art with Essie Fear or Desire

Sunset nail art with Models Own Black Nail Art Pen
Sunset nail art with Models Own Black Nail Art Pen

Sunset nail art with Models Own Black Nail Art Pen
Sunset nail art with Models Own Black Nail Art Pen

Sunset nail art with 17 Go Go
Sunset nail art with 17 Go Go

Have you tried out the sunset design yet?  Pop your links in the comment below!

3 comments:

  1. Beautiful! So shinyyyy.
    Love how neatly you've freehanded the trees and the boat, and the gradient is so smooth :-D x

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    1. Thank you so much! You should have seen the mess created after the gradient before I did all the trees etc!! Haha x

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  2. I love the gradient - such lovely colours all together - good choice for sunset x

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