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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Extend-A-Mani: Gradient Nails with Added Holo Palms

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I'm back, finally, with another Extend-A-Mani! I've been so busy swatching and trying new nail art ideas that I hadn't worn anything long enough really to DO an extend-a-mani, but I did this week!

I wore a cool gradient for a few days that I posted on my Instagram...

I did this using my violet orchid franken and black, topped with one coat of Jindie Nails Electric Grape (new version)...

So when I wanted to extend it for a few days without just "freshening it up" I decided to do free-hand palm trees in holo.

For this I used 4 Colors by Llarowe polishes I had sitting on my desk because you know, I wasn't about to get up off my lazy butt and walk to the polish room and use up all that brain power actually CHOSING something. Actually, there's a major confession. Most of my nail art ideas come from "what can I use that I have sitting here already without having to get up." Also, a lot of my nail art is really just an extend-a-mani, more out of laziness than actual creativity. But please don't tell anyone.

I used, Nice Melons, My Own Private Paradise and Independence Day.


It's not the best mani to show you up-close-and-personal like this, but at arm's length, it's super cute and fun! And that's the best part of an Extend-A-Mani - you're playing around with something you were going to remove anyway so if it doesn't work for you, you've lost nothing!

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  1. It's really cute 😊 the palm trees looks like firework tho lol

  2. This looks so cool, the gradient is brilliant and I love how unconventional the colours of the palm trees are!! :)

  3. This is beautiful! I've never really thought of putting purple into a black gradient, but I love how it looks!

  4. That's really pretty. I love how glittery the palm trees look.

  5. the palms are cute! m impressed you didn't use stamping! :D

    1. I've tried and tried and I can't stamp to save my life!


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