Abu Dhabi Inspired Nails

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abu dhabi nails, blue and gold nailsTime flies… a week spent in The Emirates went in a blink. Right now we’re in Russia but memories of Abu Dhabi and Dubai – the two cities that we were lucky to visit – are still so vivid! One of the most memorable moments was visiting Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

The astonishing luxury of the interior and abundance of light blue and gold colours (see our photos of the Mosque here and here) were the inspiration for this nail design. It was so difficult to decide on the final pattern (ie. lilies or buds?) that we ended up wearing just a base for 2 days. It also looked quite nice (see it here) and can be seen as a simplified version of this Abu Dhabi inspired manicure.

blue and gold nailsabu dhabi nails 1blue and gold nail designabu dhabi nailsdubai nailsdubai nails 1The Abu Dhabi nails are entirely painted freehand. It requires a lot of skill and a steady hand. For the pointer finger we opted for a slightly different pattern – an opened lily, just to add an extra detail to the look.

So our nailicious friends, how do you like the Abu Dhabi nails? Will you be attempting something similar? And, which pattern do you like the most – the opened lily on a pointer finger or little buds on other fingers?

Used: ORLY Nailtrition base coat, base – OPI My Vampire is Buff, golden outlines – Revlon Gold Coin 925, Ulta3 Soft Hydrangea – pale blue, NailsInc Baker Street – bright blue details, and Sally Hansen Diamond Flash top coat.

Hope you like this look and I’ll see you soon! Next post from Russi ;)

– Maria, xx

UPDATE: to recreate this look follow this Dubai Nails video tutorial.

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  • Kitty

    I have been to Aby Dhabi as well and really think the manicure grabs the colours and vibe. Nicely done!

  • What a pretty design, I definitely want to try this in the future. I think it’s awesome that you are doing nail designs inspired by the places you have been :)

  • lisenden

    This is the most beautiful nail design. Very inspiring.

  • This is beautiful! I love the blue accents with the gold!
    Your freehand skills are amazing :)

  • This is absolutely gorgeous!!

  • Wow, these are just gorgeous!

  • Mel

    this is so pretty!! I need to replicate these i think!

  • Alyssa

    I just absolutely love these! The most beautiful nails I think I’ve seen in a LONG time!

  • I looooove these and might be attempting them soon!

  • très jolie manucure, j’aime beaucoup

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  • I was SO inspired when I saw your nails, I just had to give it a try for myself. I love how it turned out!

    Thank you so much for the inspiration :)


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  • 786 Cosmetics

    Beautiful Nail Art!!

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