Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I ♥ Strawberries!

I saw some fresh local strawberries at the market yesterday and was inspired to create this manicure. ^-^

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I loveee local strawberries! Even though they're not that large in size, they're incredibly sweet and juicy! ♥ They're always handpicked when they're ripe to ensure that they're bursting with flavour. :D

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For this manicure, I used OPI Monsooner Or Later, American Apparel Butter, and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Spring Green.

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Only three simple steps to recreate this design at home! What's more? It takes less than five minutes!

1. Paint on the base colour. I chose a bright orange-red for this mani but you can also use other shades of red or even pink. =)

2. With a striping brush and green polish, paint on the leaves along the free edge of your nail. Think of it as just a zigzag line or inverted triangles.

3. Lastly, using a dotting tool and pale yellow polish (white will work as well), paint on the seeds. I purposely didn't make them perfectly circular to better portray the appearance of real seeds. So just drag your dotting tool down a little to elongate the dot.

P.S. If you would like to avoid this design from being tacky or too over-the-top, don't wear it on all your nails. Try to have only 1 to 2 strawberries per hand, preferably on your thumb, index, or ring fingers.

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And while we're at it....strawberry flavoured Caramel Corn! This is a limited edition seasonal flavour which means it's not available all year round! So get it while you can because it's LOVE!!

(Okay sis, you can finally eat it now! I ♥ you! =p)

28 comments:

  1. This is SO UTTERLY ADORABLE!! It makes me so happy!! Thanks for sharing this adorable mani :)

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  2. awww!!! this is totally cute!! I love it, have to try it since my nickname is strawberry :p thanks for the psot girl! you totally rock!! :D xoxo!!!

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  3. So sweet!
    I usually dislike nail art, but this looks adorable!!!

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  4. My nickname used to be Strawberry as well! Your nails are sooo cute! I'm going to have to try this one day!

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  5. This is a super cute and fun mani! I'll have to try this! Love your elegant hands and nails. Gorgeous! Danielle xx

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  6. Oh, I love this mani! So cute!

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  7. <3<3 i c ur post now~~ plz sleep soon^^ I LOVE STRAWBERRIES TOO! mebe i'll try this on my toes

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  8. Very japanese looking. =) So cute!

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  9. oooooo.... i love it... perfect :)))

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  10. errr, this is so cute. Makes me want to get all three colors so I want make this exact mani. LOL

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  11. I've seen designs like this before, but your nails are always done so perfectly! Cute!

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  12. This is ridiculously adorable!

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  13. Love it!!! So cute, i'll try one of these days

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  15. Pass by... I love your nail shape... How come mine could never be in that shape :(

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  16. Oh wow. The picture with the strawberry really is perfect! I must try some fruit design at one point this summer!

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  17. Oh wow thanks for leaving a tutorial. I suck at nail art and would love to recreate this look.

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  18. Okay. That's it. I normally don't go for nail art but this is something else. Thank you so much for putting this up, because I'm totally going to do this now! :D You rock!

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  19. I love this! I am so gonna try this!

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  20. This is just too cute!! I am so glad I found this blog - I love nail polish too! :)

    Feel free to check my blog out too - I am just starting out!

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