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Mail: Say Hi to Emily!

Hey everyone! :)
Today I'm bringing you a beautiful post by Emily, from Nail Must Be Painted! Here is is...

Hello! I'm Emily from Nails Must Be Painted.

I am very excited to be doing my first ever guest post today for Rachel! Hope she is having a lovely holiday!

Usually my nail art consists of lots of girly colours and flowered designs! However, I wanted to do something I thought would be a little more in the style of Rachel's blog, so I have tried something new for me: a distressed, neon mani!

I started with a base of Barry M Matte White. I then sponged a gradient using Sinful Colors Cool Pink and W7 Fluorescent Yellow. Next I covered the whole nail with a coat of Barry M Black, before removing some again with a fan brush, a cotton bud and acetone. I repeated this last step using Sally Hansen Grape Race and finished with a quick coat of Barry M Diamond Glitter on my Ring finger and Barry M 3 in 1 topcoat on the rest of my nails.

Although this is not my usual style, I love this mani and it was surprisingly quick and easy to do! Hope you all like it as much as I do!!
Ooo, I do love a good distressed mani! Thank you for the lovely post, Emily! Make sure you guys go and check out her blog, which is linked at the top of this post!
I hope everyone's had a great weekend, and make sure to check back here on Wednesday for a guest post from Tipped Off Nails!


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