Sunday, July 10, 2011

Strawberry Accent Nails

Hi! So a couple of days ago, while reading one of my favorite blogs, Swatch and Learn, I got inspired to do nail art again. I've tried nail art in the past, like this design I tried for Easter:

And even this gradient manicure I tried:

So I wanted to take a swing at a cute design that Mary posted, which you can see here. It was hard to take off my nail polish though, I had grown attached to it after a full week (!!) of wear. Just for fun, here are pictures of it:

See those chips? That was after cleaning my oven. It didn't bother me much though, considering it happened on day 7 of my manicure. In case you're curious, that's two coats of Claire's Mood Polish in Wild/Calm under one coat of OPI I Lily Love You.

Anyways, on to my attempt at strawberry nails. I'm a big fan of accent nails so I decided to only do strawberries on my ring fingers. Here's what I used:

That's Gelous nail gel as a base, two coats of China Glaze Strawberry Fields, China Glaze Happy Go Lucky for the seeds, Art Deco Forest Green for the leaves, and Poshe top coat on top of it all. Oh, and a dotting tool. Here's how they came out:

Surprisingly, my right hand looked better than my left, which is odd because I'm a rightie. Here's a picture of my left hand though, just to show you what I mean:

Not the best picture, I know, but I didn't want to take pictures of this hand because it looks worse than the other one, hehe :x

Well, there you have it. I kinda like it, it's very cute and summer-y. Thanks for reading! Let me know what you think! :)


  1. i love your eastern nails, strawberry is also cute :-D

  2. Love how you used the strawberry on your accent nail! So adorable, and you did a great job! :)
    - Mary

  3. @ Mary- Thank you so much! I'm glad you like it :)

    @ Persnickety Polish- Thank you! I just might try another gradient in a different color :)

  4. I never saw this colour before the OPI I Lily Love You.Its absolutely gorgeous.

  5. It really is, Beautyshades! I love the different colored flakies in it :) I was sad to take it off but I might wear it again. It looks amazing over black :)

  6. Thank you, imfeelingnail-venturous! :)

  7. The strawberry nail is too cute!

  8. I love your gradient mani! --The strawberry accent nail is so cute, thank you for the link also (:

  9. Thanks, Olivia C & Forever '92 :D I'm glad you guys liked it :)

  10. Love the strawberry nail!! awwww :) great Blog im your new follower,hope you'll follow back

  11. Thank you Peach Crush! And thanks so much for following, it means a lot :) Of course I followed back :D