Brushstroke Nail Art with Misa Sunny Side Up Collection Polishes

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It’s hump day…Shew…the first two days of my work week have felt like an eternity. I’m looking forward to the weekend already! At least we have nail polish. Am I right? It’s a good escape. So today I have a little something from the Misa Spring 2014 Sunny Side Up Collection. This collection is a great mix of expected and unexpected shades, all with a fantastic formula. I love Misa’s variety because it forces me to try something new.  Having said that…I didn’t go too crazy. I made some super easy nail art using two polishes from the collection.

Misa Sunny Side Up Brushstroke Nail Art

Here are all six shades that make up the Sunny Side Up Collection. They look pretty together, don’t they? If you want to see full swatches, Vampy Varnish has great shots here. The base polish of this nail art is Loveliest of Lilacs and wow, it’s amazing! You know the feeling when a polish is just a pure happy joy to apply? (my husband says I’m crazy) But really, I’ve said this before…but it’s the same feeling I get when I write on an inflated balloon with a good ballpoint pen. (and now you say I’m crazy.) LOL. Well, hopefully someone out there “feels me”. Loveliest of Lilacs is a punchy, bright lilac…my absolute fave of this bunch!

Misa Sunny Side Up Collection (Spring 2014)Next I used Cherry Awesome Blossom, a cool, medium pink, to create the painterly strokes with my current favorite nail art brush: La Corneille Golden Taklon Mini Liner Brush (7350) (see it here). It’s inexpensive…around $4. I’ve seen them at JoAnn Fabric Stores and Hobby Lobby. It’s perfect for making quick, whispy strokes like I’ve done here. I dabbed my brush into a blob of polish on a plate and started from the outside of the nail and quickly stroked inward on the diagonal. This is a seriously foolproof nail art method. I got TONS of compliments on it. Most people thought the were printed wraps.

Misa Sunny Side Up Brushstroke Nail Art

What really makes them amazing is the shine. I finished with two coats of G&G HK Girl topcoat. Sometimes I have to use other topcoats for posts…and I always forget how good I have it. My nails were shiny for days! You can get HK Girl for $6.99 at the Glisten & Glow store.

Misa does it every time for me. It might not always be in a conventional way…but I’m never disappointed…ESPECIALLY with their ballpoint-pen-on-a-balloon formulas! :)

The Sunny Side Up Collection is available now. Misa lacquers retail for $7.50 each on the Misa website (or call 888-733-6472 or 610-461-3616 to order). Follow Misa on Facebook and Twitter and be one of the first followers on their brand new Instagram account for news and promotions.

Disclosure: Products in this post were provided by Misa for my consideration. All opinions are my own. For more information, please see my disclosure policy.

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  1. Doria says:

    Oh my gosh please come do my nails! I love that!!!

  2. Lisa N. says:

    What a nice simple design. It looks so cool though.

  3. Anne says:

    I love this! You are so talented!

  4. Peggie says:

    That is a beautiful choice of colors to use together!! And OH EM GEE I know that writing on a balloon feeling!!!! Does this mean I’m crazy too??? Lol

  5. Rei says:

    Whewwww those colors are gorgeous together! Ball point pen on balloon. What an amazing formula description lol.

  6. Danielle says:

    Oh my GOSH… I love this design! They really do look like wraps and I mean that in the best way possible. I am totally going to try this!

  7. Caroline says:

    I know what you mean with their formula! the polishes I have from Misa are quite lovely. The brushstroke nail art looks super cool – happy but not in a neon way, if you get what I mean? ;)

  8. This is beyond gorgeous! I need to try it out!

  9. Ashley says:

    Whoa, I love this!! So very cool!

  10. Lou says:

    Wow, love this combination. Looks stunning!

  11. Emilly says:

    so beautiful! it’s a simple mani but the effect is incredible!

    happy easter

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