Lit from Within: The Nail Files - Pinky Cherry Blossoms
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Friday, April 11, 2014

The Nail Files - Pinky Cherry Blossoms

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Hello, Fireflies!

What, a new nail linkup? I saw this cute pix on my friend Amber's blog, Daydreaming Beauty, and I threatened convinced  asked her to let me join.  I was all like, nails? Where?

Have you ever been to Washington, D.C. during the time the cherry blossoms are blooming?  It's utterly spectacular, and it smells amazing.  Inspired by that and many incarnations of cherry blossom nail art (including this one by the fabulous Kimiko7878 on Instagram) I came up with this.

I started with Cult Nails Angel Whispers, a textured pale, pale pink, and Darling Diva Polish Rose Opal, a pink jelly with flakies.

Cult Nails Angel Whispers, a textured pale, pale pink, and Darling Diva Polish Rose Opal, a pink jelly with flakies

 I used a black striper for the branches and leaves.

black striper for the branches and leaves

I decided to do more abstract blossoms, with dots of polish.  I used Sheswai Lacquers in Babe and What, and also did some highlighting with Angel Whispers.

 abstract blossoms, with dots of polish

It almost looks like snow, instead of flowers!


One of the benefits of doing dots instead of something more precise - you can do both hands, and they look like you totally meant to do dots!


Bottle shot:   Cult Nails Angel Whispers, Darling Diva Polish Rose Opal. Sheswai Lacquers in Babe and What, and my black nail art striper.

Bottle shot:   Cult Nails Angel Whispers, Darling Diva Polish Rose Opal. Sheswai Lacquers in Babe and What, and my black nail art striper.

I don't always do nail art on both hands, but if I do, I want everyone to see it! Look, Ma! Both hands!

Check out The Nail Files to see who all is linked up this week!

31 comments:

  1. Those are some pretty cherry blossoms! I just realized I've never done one of them before. I'll have to change that :)

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  2. how pretty, i love cherry blossoms

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  3. So pretty! Now you made me really want to see some cherry blossoms :)

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  4. Love these cherry blossoms! I've been to DC during cherry blossom season but have never had the opp to really take them in. They are beautiful! Great timely nail art!

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  5. Very pretty! & those Sheswai bottles look awesome!

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  6. Very cute. I love cherry blossoms

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  7. I love this one! I don't usually do nail art on both hands either! I get lazy and my right hand just gets a solid color. Sometimes my left thumb just gets a solid color too.

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  8. You always have the cutest nail art! :)

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  9. I love this so much! I wish I could recreate it

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  10. You are SO sweet! Thanks for the shout out!! <3 I am so happy you joined up! I love this mani. You make it look so easy, but I'm not convinced I could do it!! :)

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  11. these are so pretty! I need to practice my nail art, I love how you broke down the steps!

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  12. Awesome mani! Your branches are so good! I did a cherry blossoms mani on my nails last week - inspired by the gorgeous blossoms that are all over Vancouver :)

    Bailey
    aka Bailey

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  13. I am in love with this. I love Cherry blossoms and these remind me of them so much

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  14. These came out so well! Almost look like the sheswai bottles themselves!

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  15. How cute! Such amazing cherry blossoms! I just saw the first picture and thought "what a gorgeous white!!" didn't know how much more pretty stuff was coming after that! Super cute!
    Sincerely, Aishah

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  16. This is so pretty ! I love it, totally right up my alley

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  17. I gotta be honest, I can't even do dots on my non-dominant hand. It's so shameful!!!!! I like how your cherry blossoms turned out.

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  18. So pretty, those turned out really well! There are a few cherry blossom trees on campus where I work, just gorgeous.

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  19. Loved your cherry blossoms! Such a great Spring mani.

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  20. Holy moly! This is a seriously pretty mani! You did a fantastic job!! And Cherry Blossom trees just scream spring, which is great because I think we're all over winter! Haha! Thanks for linking up!

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  21. this is super cute! I love the colors you used and how it turned out!

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