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Bright Summer Lightning Nail Art using KBShimmer & Nail Mail

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Time to put on your shades! For today’s summer lightning nail art I used all 7 of the new faded neons from the KBShimmer 2015 Summer Collection, plus one of the crelly glitters. While I am enjoying the occasional rain we are having right now in San Diego, California, I always anticipate those summer months. Who else is ready for summer?

Bright Summer Lightning Nail Art

For this look I first put down three thin coats of the gorgeous pink glitter called Pink-a Colada. I had been wearing the color for a day already so I didn’t feel too bad covering it up! 😉 To create the lightning bolts I used some handy vinyl nail art stencils from Nail Mail.

I placed one on the center of each nail then pre-shook and opened each polish color so I would be able to get to them quickly. Doing one nail at a time I painted the bottom color, then the tip, using two medium coats of each polish. Using craft tweezers I quickly pulled off the stencil but because doing two colors took me a bit too long the polish was already sticky – but the lines still came out mostly clean!

Bright Summer Lightning Nail Art Close

After repeating the above process for each nail I then took a thin detail brush dipped in black acrylic pain and outlined the lines for the lightning bolt. I’ve been practicing my lines but you can’t really tell here – I’ve been super sick so my hand was really shaky. But I still like it! Without the line the lightning bolt was obvious, but the glitter wasn’t. I think the line really makes everything pop! What do you think?

Bright Summer Lightning Nail Art – Get The Look

For this look I used:

  • KBShimmer – Pink-a Colada
  • Nail Mail – Lightning Bolt Nail Art Vinyls
  • KBShimmer – Leggo My Mango (index finger)
  • KBShimmer – Sarong Place, Sarong Time (index finger)
  • KBShimmer – Lei It Again (middle finger)
  • KBShimmer – Rum Me the Right Way (middle finger)
  • KBShimmer – For Sail By Owner (ring/full nail)
  • KBShimmer – In Yacht Water (pinkie)
  • KBShimmer – Bahama Drama (pinkie)
  • Bella Acrylic Paint – Black
  • JOVANA – Detailed liner brush
  • Seche Vite – Dry Fast Top Coat
Nail Mail Lightning Bolt Nail Vinyls

Lightning Bolt Nail Vinyls/Picture Credit: Nail Mail

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  1. LaraLeaf

    Glad to hear you are getting some rain. Sorry to hear you have been sick. Hope things get better!
    Your mani is so much fun! I love all those colors (and congrats on the black lines – wayyyyy better than I can do!). I am currently on a no/low-buy but have been seeing these polishes featured a bit and really do like them. Maybe when I can finally come off the no buy, I can get them in my collection. Plus some of the others from that humongous collection! Thank you so much for the wonderful photos and for sharing your review with us!

    • Hi Lara,

      Thank you so much for the compliment! I really, really, really technically should be on a no-buy too. But I’ve now accepted that during the transition between spring/summer there are just too much new polish to love. But now that’s it’s over I have most everything I’ve seen come out that I wanted except for the new Fun Lacquer collections – LE Birthday 2015 and LE Love 2015. So pretty! Thanks for stopping by.

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