Jul 9, 2012

Summer Challenge: Palm Trees

I am so sorry I didn't post this earlier, but I forgot! I could have sworn I already posted my Palm Tree Challenge, but this morning I realized that I didn't do it. I have the nails done since Friday and what a luck I still had them on today, to take pictures! ;)
First, my inspiration: 


And this is how it looks on my nails: 


For the sunset gradient I used 4 colors, which are: 
Essence - Break Through (purple), Kiko - 289 (pink), Essence - Get the Fever (orange) and Essence - Sundancer (yellow). I sponged this colors over one coat of white polish (Essence Ahoy!). For the palm trees I used the black tip painter from Flormar :)

Btw, I didn't use any top coat over the palm trees accent nails, because I really like the uneven structure of the palm trees :D 

After 3 days, they still look very glossy and there is almost no tip wear! (Please excuse my dry skin/cuticles!)
What is that miracle top coat that shines like crazy even after 3 days, you say? It's Essence Better Than Gel Nails Top Sealer ... this stuff is amaaaazing! :D I can really recommend it! It also dries super fast ;)

I really liked this manicure and I got some compliments on it too! That's always a plus ;) 

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42 comments:

  1. Your palm trees are fantastic :)

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  2. Beautiful done! I whis i was at a place that looked like that..

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  3. Stunning!I love the colours you used for the gradient. Sunsets like that are my favourite. Love it!

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    1. Thank you! I love sunsets like this too, they're so gorgeous!!

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  4. Hehe, I told you that top coat is awesome :) Great mani! Makes me want to beam myself somewhere... maybe Carribeans... where such sunsets happen.

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    1. Yes you did! I bought it just because you told so many good things about it ;) And thank you :D Oh me too! Caribbean would be so awesome right now :)

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  5. this is soo pretty! you did an amazing job :D

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  6. Very pretty gradient.I also want to take the opportunity to invite you to check out My Barry M giveaway :)

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    1. Thank you!! And i will check it out ;)

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  7. This is very nice. Can't wait to see your next manicures in challenge.

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  8. Your mani looks so much better than mine when I tried something like this. Also your tree hands down looks better than mine did.

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    1. Just practice, I'm sure you can do it too! And thank you ;)

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  9. I love the way your turned out. You're so much more detailed with the palm fronds than I was!

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    1. Thank you !! I think that's because i just did accent nails, otherwise I wouldn't had the patience :D

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  10. great job! they look so good! plus i love the textured palm trees

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  11. Oooooooooooooooh you are so good using tip painter!
    Your palm tree is so crisp and adorable <3

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  12. These are gorgeous!!! I need to get me one of these Flormar tip painters...looks awesome, and so detailed!

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    1. Or just a really thin nail art brush ;) And thank you!!

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  13. That gradient is awesome and you put my palm tree to shame =( I love this mani!!

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    1. Aw, no! Your palm tree nail art was awesome! But thank you Kaki!! <3

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  14. Wow this is amazing! I love it!

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  15. it's just awesome! i've seen many similar manis but this one is surely one of the best!

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