Happy Australia Day! Since summer has finally landed (it's currently 36.5 degrees outside !_!) I decided to do some tropical island nails, using OPI and Essie creams:
Cute hey! Yeah a little messy but here we have palm trees, beach and blue sky. For this look I used the Shrek OPI mini set again, this time with What's with the Cattitude as a base, with a half moon of Fiercely Fiona for sand. Then the trunk of the tree was Essie Playa del Platinum and the tree tops were Essie Pretty Edgy:
I used the Orly dotter again to draw the trunk and tree tops but you could use a nail art brush if you like. I find the dotter is better for opaqueness while the brush streaks a little.
I wanted to do more 'sand' with a bit of a layer of the yellow and a lighter green over the dark green tree tops but I think it looks nice as it is. Sometimes simple is best ;-)
Natural light shot above. I really love this design! Now I hope everyone has a fantastic Australia Day if you're celebrating and a great week ahead. I'm off to get food ready for the BBQ :-D Until next time...
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Write by: Dj Donk - Tuesday, January 25, 2011