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Monday, 30 June 2014

The Lacquer Legion - On Holiday - Freehand Palm Tree Beach Scene

Hi everyone! It's Lacquer Legion time again today! (I swear this month has just gone by so fast! Eek!) This month's theme is 'On Holiday' (#LLOnHoliday). 

I'll admit I had more trouble thinking of something fun to do for this month's prompt (as opposed to #LLGarden where I had too many ideas!). The first thing I thought of was a beach or palm tree mani and despite coming up with a few others, this was what I kept coming back to. I decided to steer myself away from the tropical sunset/silhouette palm tree design I was going to do and do a daytime beach scene! 

The Seas Collection from Elevation Polish was screaming out to me to be used in this manicure! I mean, painting the sea, with sea-inspired polishes just makes sense right?! 

The Lacquer Legion - On Holiday - Elevation Polish Bohai Sea & The Med 2

I started out with one coat (yes ONE COAT!) of Bohai Sea, a beautiful medium-density blue holographic polish. I then used some white acrylic paint as a base for the sea/sand part of the design so that the colours would pop against the blue. I used yellow acrylic paint for the sand and The Med 2 for the sea. Lulu describes this shade as a 'Blue Teal with micro green shimmer and green/gold medium sized shimmer'. After using it for this nail art, I can't wait to wear it as a whole mani!

I then sponged a little bit of Weddell Sea onto the blue sky to create clouds. I used 6 Harts Bad Bad Lulu Brown for the palm tree stems and acrylic paints for the rest. I finished it off with a coat of topcoat. 

The Lacquer Legion - On Holiday - Elevation Polish Bohai Sea & The Med 2

To me this is a perfect holiday scene. I want to be on holiday already now! 

Be sure to check out all of the other #LLOnHoliday manis with the hashtag on social media! You can follow me on Instagram (@themanicafe) here and on Facebook here.
Elevation polishes can be purchased from the Elevation Polish store and Llarowe
6 Harts polishes can be purchased from the 6 Harts Etsy shop.


  1. These are so cute! I did a palm tree manicure too but yours is so much more realistic than mine.

    1. Thank you so much! I'm off to check yours out now!

  2. This seriously looks amazing! I absolutely love it!

  3. LOVE this :)
    I love palm trees and I have a huge crush on palm tree nail art :D