NAIL ART: Leafy Green Summer Smoosh Mani

by - July 10, 2020

Over the course of the spring, I found myself really leaning into gradient nail art - always a favorite, especially in the summer months for some reason - but as the weather has gotten hotter I've sort of gone all in on a smoosh. I don't know what it is about summer and a smoosh, but I've just been here for it. I got this idea in my head just sort of... laying around, thinking about nails, and the colour pairing just jumped out at me and it all came together in my head to create these Leafy Green Summer Smoosh Nails!

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For this mani, I started with OPI's This Isn't Greenland - a long time favorite polish of mine that I wish I had gotten a backup of because it's starting to get low - on all of my nails. On the pointer and pinkie fingers, I also added a second coat for full opacity.

For the smoosh, I applied dots of This Isn't Greenland along with Essie's Taxi Hopping and Color Club French Tip and Martian Martian Martian. I always find it strange when I choose colours for a smoosh because I never know how they're going to mesh, but I feel like this combination worked to give me exactly what I was looking for.

Of course, I'm me so I had to add some stamping and I reached for my Born Pretty Store BP-L076 stamping plate and used this tropical leaves image along with Clear Jelly Stamper Lush Leaf Stamping Polish and I love the depth it gives to the whole mani.

I finished with a generous coat of Seche Vive Quick Dry Top Coat on all of my nails and voila!

All Products Used
OPI Nail Polish - This Isn't Greenland
Color Club Nail Polish - French Tip
Essie Expressie Nail Polish - Taxi Hopping
Color Club Nail Polish - Martian, Martian, Martian
ClearJellyStamper Stamping Polish - 077 Lush Leaf
Seche Vive Top Coat
Born Pretty Store BP-L076 Stamping Plate Clear Stamper & Scraper*

If you're interested in seeing my video tutorial of how I did this smoosh mani, head over to @pblnails on Instagram and follow me there to check out all of my nail tutorials. I've only just started filming my nail art designs, but I'm having so much fun that I know I'll keep doing a lot of it in the future!

Summer nail art is definitely some of the most fun to do and I'm having such a good time playing with ideas this year, so keep an eye out for more summer nail art looks coming in the near future and be sure to follow me on social media to keep up with when I post!

Thanks for reading!

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