Friday, 1 August 2014

Holiday Nails

Hi everyone,
So today I'm going to show you the nails I am wearing for my summer holiday! I leave this weekend and of course I have to have my nails painted for the occasion! As soon as we booked our holiday I knew exactly what I was going to have on my nails -  a design I'd seen over at Nailed It NZ, a blog run by the insanely talented Jessie who is also training to be a nail tech!

How amazing is her design? 
Jessie actually did a tutorial for this design which you can see here and you can also see her original post with more photos of the design here. She also re-did this design as part of the 'Trip Down Nail Art Lane Challenge' and I loved it just as much as the first one that I took inspiration from both to create my holiday nails!

 Here's my recreation of Jessie's design:

I used Maybelline Color Show Iced Queen, Sinful Colors Island Coral, Sinful Colors Snow me White and Avon Nailwear Pro+ in Licorice.

I think what I loved most about Jessie's design was the sunset - purple is my favourite colour, and I love the combination with the coral nail polish! I think the fact Iced Queen is my favourite purple nail polish too may have contributed to my love for the design! It also wasn't the typical yellow/orange sunset which I've seen paired with palm tree nails, making it more original too.

Now I have to be honest with you, palm trees are a lot harder to draw then I expected. A LOT harder. Maybe it's just me, but I found the little leaves so hard to draw, but in the end I somehow managed it - it's a good job I practiced on paper beforehand!

Overall I really love this design, I'm so glad Jessie created this! It's one of my favourites by her and her tutorial was really useful too! If you haven't seen any of Jessie's work before take a look at her blog - Nailed it NZ or her Youtube channel.
I have also scheduled a few posts whilst I'm away, so fingers crossed the publish!
What do you think of this design?
Are you going on holiday this year?
Let me know what you think

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  1. Perfect holiday manicure they look fab!! I hope you have brilliant holiday! I go away on Sunday too :) I'm going to a festival in Slovenia! See you when your back! x

    1. Aww thank you Emily! Ooh, I hope you have a good holiday too - it sounds amazing! :)

  2. Your palm trees look awesome over that background. Really nice holiday nails.

  3. I LOVE it! Your recreation looks absolutely perfect! Great holiday nails :)

  4. Gorgeous, have a lovely holiday!!!

  5. These are amazing! Perfect for your holiday. E&J.xx

  6. wow your nails look really perfect!
    I love this manicure, you are so creative <3

    xx julia

  7. Amazing nails! you are really good at free hand painting! I love these nails I hope you enjoy your vacation!

    1. Aww thank you Natalia! It was really good thank you! :)


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