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Essie Floral Dry Brush Nail Art

Hi!

 I have a floral dry brush design to share with you today. I did these after staring at the Essie* Valentine's Day bottles that I had for a good 10 minutes. Have you ever just hoped that inspiration would come from nothing? Well that's what happened to me 😁


In truth I should have probably done this design in reverse and used the darker colours over the gold but I really liked the base polish so I just went with it. I think the dry brushing still came through as I intended, soft and subtle. 


I used all 3 of the Essie* polishes I had from that collection for this design - you can see the swatches here. When doing the dry brush technique, make sure that your brush has almost no polish on it, that way you can easily control the strokes that you create. It's easier to go back and build up then to take away polish when you've been a little heavy handed. I always tend to err on the side of less polish and then add more if needed.


There's no wrong way to do dry brushing, it just gives you a lot of room to play in.


I added the florals* to see how they would look and I think the peach/orange really stood out well and enhanced the design. I didn't use a top coat on this design as I had other things to swatch so I couldn't keep it on, but if I had wanted to keep it on, I would definitely recommend Seche Vite* top coat and sealing the free edge of your nail to protect the design and give it a shiny finish.


I'm still very much a minimalist at heart so I do like to tend to keep things pretty simple for my designs.


Well that's all for today! Let me know what you think of the design in the comments and if you have any questions about this technique that I can try and answer. 😊

Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to check out my little corner 😊 Feel free to leave me comments/suggestions/feedback below.

~Tracey

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