Freehand Ladybug & 3D Gel Polish Raindrops

Allo polish Pals!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Mine was a super chilled one.. I liked it like that!

Has anyone had a BBQ yet? I am smelling them ALL the time here in Holland, its one of my favorite summer scents! (although not like I'd like to bottle the smell and use it as a perfume!!)

Today's nail art is again inspired by the weekly challenge over on Tiny Canvas (Haven't you joined us yet?!) where this weeks prompt was to create bug nail art.

I've done a few ladybird (ladybug) nails before but I decided I wanted to try a close up version.
You can see my two previous manicures below the new one.

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I began this nail art by painting my thumb and pinky with a coat of NYC's 'Strip me off' peel off base coat. Once this was dry I applied three coats of the Born Pretty Store's Chameleon nail polish in #224. I allowed this to dry and used my Barry M matte top coat. I then used my Bluesky Gel polish and a dotting tool to create a raindrop look – this always looks gorgeous on matte chrome's.

On my remaining nails I applied a coat of OPI's 'Nail Envy'. I followed on with two coats of China Glaze's 'Well Trained' and applied a thin coat of Born Pretty Store's black holographic polish.

Everything else was created with my acrylic paints and brushes. I finished off by applying my Pro-FX top coat to seal in my freehand work.

What do you guys think of my ladybird manicure evolution? Have you had ladybird nails before?

Have yourself a fantastic day! Thank you so much for visiting, don't forget to come say hi in the comments :D I'll catch you again on
Wednesday!


Love,
Ithi
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7 comments

  1. Ahaha a BBQ eau de parfum! ;)
    Sweetie, this manicure is brilliant! Hope you'll have a good week, Smuack!

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  2. So so beautiful...the nail drops look so real

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  3. I like very much the new version of your ladybird and the raindrop effect is also cool!!

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  4. This is perfect!! The chrome, the raindrops, the little bug... beautiful!!

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  5. Super cute! I love the water droplet effect- so perfect!

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  6. Nice to hear you are having a good time. First I love that base polish from BPS and what to say about your art. You always amaze me with it. <3

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