NOTD: Sakura Nails

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I’m kicking off this Japan/Sakura series with some Spring on my nails. When I thought of cherry blossoms, there’s only one colour that comes to mind; Essie’s Romper Room, a soft baby pink with blue undertones that was released in a limited edition Spring collection. It’s seriously one of the prettiest pink polishes I have in my collection, and perhaps also one of my prettiest polishes altogether.

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It didn’t take long before I found my perfect match to create the Sakura nails. Instead of being bothered to draw Sakura flowers, I simply added this L’Oréal Flower Bohème top coat in Boho Look on top. It’s a transparent top coat that has little sprinkles as well as prism shapes, and the most important part for the Sakura nails; little flowers that actually look a little like Sakura blossoms.

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The downside to top coats like these is that it’s really difficult to get the design that you want. Sometimes you get nothing but transparent top coat and perhaps a little sprinkle here and there, so you have to be careful not to put on too much. It takes some practice to get what you want but in the end I think the result looks great. The little sprinkles are quite subtle on the pink background, so the flowers really stand out which is exactly what I wanted for this look.

Essie Romper Room (L.E.) € 11
L’Oréal Flower Bohème Top Coat in Boho Look € 6

Available at the drugstore

What do you think of the top coat and look?

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Dislaimer: The products in this post were purchased.

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