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To get inspired for this manicure, I looked up some landscape photos of Kenya, and found this gorgeous image of giraffes at sunset, and decided to recreate it on my nails:
To achieve this look, I started with a base of I Scream Nails Sunny Boy. Once that was dry, I used a fan brush to swipe on a gradient using NCLA Call My Agent and Essie Dress to Kilt. Then, I took KBShimmer Eclipse and a small paintbrush, and painted on my "giraffes" and my favorite part of the manicure - the tree on my index nail. I topped everything off with matte top coat.
I have to admit, I am really not thrilled with how the giraffes turned out - it's definitely been a while since I've tried more detailed freehand art, and I think it shows in this manicure. However, I love the "sloppy" look of the gradient! I will definitely use the fan brush method again to create a background gradient, since it's so easy.
Essie Dress to Kilt (review here)
NCLA Call My Agent (review here)
I Scream Nails Sunny Boy (review here)
Matte Top Coat: Born Pretty Store Matte Top Coat
I would love to hear your thoughts on this manicure! Do you think it is a good idea to raise awareness for different causes using nail art?