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Guest Post: Love Varnish – Splash florals

Posted on May 19, 2016

Hi loves! My name is Deborah, I’m the blogger behind Love Varnish. When Valesha asked me to do a guestpost, I obviously jumped at the chance! She is one of my favorite bloggers, I absolutely ADORE her nails and photography style, and she’s really sweet and kind too.

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Because I’ve been taking a break from my own blog and the weather has been better the last week, I was actually rocking nakies for almost 2 weeks. So when I sat down to do my look for this post, I reeeally had to dig for some inspiration! Luckily, our mutual friend Emily from Casual Contrast has a great nail art book and there’s this one particular style that’s so easy yet very effective: splash florals. With the book by my side and my tools and colors picked out, I went to town.

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For the base I used Cirque Colors Miami-Dade, a happy turquoise shade. I used Dance Legend Polina on my ringfinger because I wanted to do an accent by switching around the shades. For the next step I randomly added some color to roughly mimic a floral pattern – the more imperfect the better, that’s what I love most about this design! Using a black striper I added the outlines and some dots both in the center of the flowers as well to fill up some of the blank space on my tips. Because the black center dots didn’t stand out too much, I added some golden glitter as well. Finally I finished with a matte top coat to emphasize the design.

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I’m really happy how these turned out, though in the end I think I rather had used a white base for most of my nails instead of using it as an accent. What do you think of this look? I’d love to hear!

If you want to see more of my nail art, please check out my blogInstagram or Facebook! Thanks again Valesha for having me, and I hope you are having a great time on your trip!

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  • These are flawless – I love the pop of gold :) And thank you for the shout-out. It makes my heart full to know people enjoy the book!! <3

  • You absolutely nailed these Debs!! Love them so much! That gold glitter really makes them pop!

  • So perfect!! It’s so good to see you too! :)

  • These are so great! I’m so happy to see your gorgeous nails :)

  • Deborah! I miss you! This looks so amazing. :)

  • ValiantlyVarnished

    Look at you doing nail art Deborah! I’ve actually been rocking solid polish and/or nakies for the last two weeks myself. I remember these on Casual Contrast and I loved them – you did a great job recreating them!

  • Rosalia Pano

    Loved these nails.. what beautiful work you did!!!

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