Flamingo Nails

Happy Friday my lovely polishers! I am living in Miami, Florida in the US so I felt that doing Flamingo Nails was a no-brainer! These also make for a fun, bright summer time mani!

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Flamingos give you an automatic feel of tropical summer time, don’t they?! That’s probably why they are so popular when anyone thinks of Miami 🙂 These birds aren’t roaming around the city though, Ha! They are actually found in the wild in parts of South America like Chile, Argentina, and Peru. In Miami you will only find them at the zoo! I love the pink shades of a flamingo. Fun fact: they are actually born a grayish color and turn pink because of the high beta-Carotene in their diet (shrimp, algae). The more pink a flamingo is, the better nourished and healthier it is!

The inspiration behind this mani was this flamingo tank top I bought from Target a few weeks ago.

Target Flamingo shirt | Nailpolishpursuit.com

Target Flamingo shirt | Nailpolishpursuit.com

How cute are the little flamingos? It was only $10 and you can purchase it here if it’s still available. It is one of my faves to wear in the summer because it is light, mint colored, and has flamingos on it of course. It wasn’t until after I did this mani I realized it also has a very Lily Pulitzer-esque feel to it with the color scheme. I love it!

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Here is how you can create your own gorgeous flamingo nails. These were on a medium scale of difficulty only because drawing the flamingo was not as easy as I expected! You can also use a flamingo sticker if you have any to make it easier. The rest of the nails were a breeze!

YOU WILL NEED:

  • Mint polish {I used Tiana by ZOYA}
  • Bubblegum pink polish {I used LO by ZOYA}
  • Light pink polish {I used Kitridge by ZOYA}
  • Chevron nail vinyls
  • Fast drying top coat {I used HK Girl}
  • Base coat {I used Nail Envy by OPI}
  • Tweezers
  • Nail art brush {I used two from the Winstonia Glam Gadgets set}
  • Dotting tool {I used one from the same Winstonia set mentioned above}

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I made a step by step tutorial on how to create these flamingo summer nails! You can watch it here on my You Tube channel:

Hope you enjoyed this summertime mani! Have a great weekend everyone 🙂

Stay strong in your Pursuit!