Guest Post Series: Faces of Spring (Nails Edition), Natalia from "Polished Polyglot"

When the lovely Sara contacted me for proposing me to write this guest post I tried hard to act as normal as possible and I said something like: "Great, thank you! Count on me" whilst inside of me it was more like "OH MY GOSH, OH MY GOSH, IS THIS EVEN REAL?? YAYYYYYY!! I CANT BELIEVE IT, SOMEBODY PINCH ME, JUST PINCH ME, GO AHEAD!!". I highly admire Sara as a blogger, I appreciate her work and above all I trust her opinion (quite blindly). So it is for me both an honor and a challenge to be writing this guest post.

Thank you Sara. 

Let me introduce myself, I'm Natalia, from Argentina living in Switzerland, I am a mom and I have a blog named Polished Polyglot about makeup and cosmetics in general but mainly about nails. I wouldn't call myself a "nail blogger" but if you would that's ok ;)







NOTD: Spring has Sprung!

The prompt today was Spring makeup look, and of course as Sara knows my weakness for nails she allowed me to present you a manicure. I thought a nail art look couldn't be missing in this series, after all nail polish IS makeup! So I am bringing to you a NOTD (nails of the day) inspired by spring.







Minty colors are always popular, and this year Essie launched this new shade called "Blossom dandy" as part of its Spring Collection "Flowerista". It was very hard to choose a design! but I decided to go for a mint base, white polka dots and free-hand painted roses, to achieve a romantic kinda-vintage look on these nails.






The products I used can be seen on the picture below from left to right: Zoya Shawn, Zoya Tilda, Zoya Eden, Zoya Dot, Essie Blossom Dandy, Manhattan ProFrench tip whitener, a dotting tool and a detailing nail art brush.






For the execution of the nail art, I first painted the nails using the Essie minty color and then using the white polish and the dotting tool I draw a pattern of polka dots. Finally using the detailing brush I painted the roses you see on my thumb, ring and middle fingernails.

I have certainly had a blast writing for Sara's guest post series, I hope you have enjoyed reading this too, in case you have, you can continue reading my nonsense at Polished Polyglot, but in case you haven't, don't worry Sara will be back soon!

Love,
Nati

17 comments

  1. What an fantastic job you did! The detail is amazing. You got skills, girl.

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  2. Oh, but you can! it is not that difficult ;)

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  3. Thank you Melissa, you're so sweet!

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  4. I love colourful nails! And these are very pretty Nati! I would not be able to do the design myself though, especially on the right hand painting with my left!!

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  5. Hey Nati, this is beautiful and spring-y indeed! I think polka dots is probably as far as I can go in terms of nail art LOL I am NOT talented at all :p

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  6. thank you Sunny! polka dots is a lovely nail art! plus you don't really need talent, these are muche easier than they look!

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  7. Thank you Eleni, nail art is like everything else it only takes practice! I couldn't do this myself one year ago :)

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  8. Hey this was such a cool surprise!! It's great to see a NOTD instead of a look! It's really beautiful and perfect for spring! I wish I was good at doing my nails, I'm terrible and my nails are very poorly!
    Great post!!
    xx
    Ingrid Hughes

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  9. Hi Ingrid, thank you! I am glad you like it. It was really a brave move from Sara's part to allow me to do a NOTD, as her audience I think it is more FOTD related. But it is true, nail art is fun as well, so why not?
    xx

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  10. What a perfect Spring manicure!

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  11. Oh wow! It's so pretty! I can't paint anything to save my life >_<

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  12. I'm so in awe of artists who can freehand tiny nail art, and your roses are impeccable! Loved that Essie mint polish, will look for it - thanks for introducing it!!

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  13. Great job Natalia, everything in this mani is perfect: colour combo, dots, flowers...<3

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