When life gives you lemons…

So I was having a rummage through my nail art supplies and came across some lemon water decals that I’ve not used since last year. I decided to pair them with some simple gingham-esk lines to create this super cheery look, great for brightening up the week!

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Lemons with a side of Lemon…

So I actually love citrus fruit, I can eat lemons as if they were apple (obviously not the rind but I mean the aspect  of biting in to it). I use citrus shampoo, I make sure to have a constant supply of lemon and limes in the fruit basket, and I even recently made a trio of citrus related polishes. So when I saw these super cute lemon water decals from BPS, I just couldn’t resist buying them. They come as individual lemons, so I had to spend time placing each one to fit my nail but I think the effect is quite cool – it sort of looks like a printed nail wrap!

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Citrus Nail Art…

So as promised, here is the nail art to tie in with my new polish collection (‘A Squeeze of Citrus‘).

First up to be featured are some lemons, with lemon nail art painted on the polish named ‘Lemon Juice’ (with OPI ‘Yallapalooza’ as base colour). It’s the first time I’ve ever painted a lemon and I think it turned out kinda cute!

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Next up we have some limes (I always have tonnes in the house as I’m a massive Rum lover), helping to show off the polish ‘Lime Twist’ adorned with a little lime wedge. (Base colour, OPI ‘My gecko does tricks’). Again I was sort of proud of it, having never painted a lime before.

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Lastly, here’s some (seriously juicy) oranges to highlight the polish ‘Orange Peel’. (Base colour is an old Barry M, it’s label is too worn to make out). I’m not so chuffed with my orange slice, I just couldn’t get it right and then once I sliced one of the oranges in half I realised my version looked nothing like it. I have too much inbetweeny rind and not enough outside rind. Never mind, 2 out of three ain’t bad.

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