Juicy Strawberry Syrup Nails

Hi everyone! I hope you’re all doing well.
I’m in a great mood thanks to my new nail look! I’m very simple and easy to be satisfied, right? I know!

I was wondering what to do next, then this juicy gradient nail art popped into my head.
Until the summer in 2016, I had never done gradient nails. This nail look is very similar to the one I did in 2016.
I remember getting so many compliments from my colleagues.
I adored everything about the nail look, so I’m really happy to do it again with a few minor changes.

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The color and the fine silver shimmers make me think of shaved ice with strawberry syrup. Don’t you agree?
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Those are the all nail polishes I used for this nail design. (From left to right)
OPI ‘Nail Envy Original’
Rimmel ‘Nail Nurse Stronger Nail Care Base Coat’ (The link leads to Rimmel NL, but it seems that they changed the package and design. If you live in NL or nearby countries, you can check Kruidvat, too.)
Maybelline Color Show in ‘265 Wine Shimmer’ (transparent berry shade with super fine holographic shimmers)
Maybelline Color Show in ’46 Sugar Crystals’ (very pale pink base with super fine silver shimmers)
•KOSÉ Cosmetics, Fine Nail EX in ‘SP 003’ (This one is sadly discontinued, but it’s a Holographic glitter nail polish.)
Essence ‘Better Than Gel Nails High Gloss Top Sealer’ (Oh, how I love this top coat! This is definitely one of the BEST top coats I’ve ever used!)
Essie ‘Apricot Cuticle Oil’

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I hope you can see the fine shimmers in the bottles.

(Disclaimer: The links above are mainly to be able to see the colors and how they look like in their packages in case you’d like to purchase. By placing order through these links, I gain no profit. Some colors are unfortunately discontinued. I did my best to find websites where you can buy when it’s still available, however the colors might be sold out by the time you read this.)

I used a piece of a make up sponge for this gradient look.
Because I didn’t use colored base, this nail art was really fast to do. Once the base coat is dry, you can start stamping until you are happy with the gradient effect. As the amount of nail polish you apply with a sponge is very thin and very little, you don’t need to wait for the nail polish to dry. By the time you’re done with the gradient, you can apply thin layer of the shimmering nail polish and add holographic glitters on some of your nails.
Then, seal everything nicely with a glossy top coat.

Every time when I look at these juicy syrup nails, I feel happy!
Having pretty nails help me immensely.

What do you find uplifting for you?

Have a great day!

Love,
Ayako

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