Nail Art History 101: Van Gogh’s Almond Blossoms

Continuing the 19th century trend, today I’ve got nails inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s Almond Blossoms (1890).

PhD in Nail Polish Van Gogh's Almond BlossomsFor this, I used Milani’s “Gold Lame” on three fingers. On my thumb and ring finger, I’ve used Essie’s “Parka Perfect” as a slightly shimmery blue underneath Wing Dust Collections’ “Gilt-y Pleasure”, a combo of gold and silver leaf with iridescent blue flakes. For more comparisons, here’s the painting, which purportedly was sent by van Gogh to his brother, to celebrate the occasion of his nephew’s birth (awww):

vanGogh Almond BlossomsAnd here are some more shots of the mani:

????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? What do you think? I like the gold, but if I did it again, I’d do all the nails blue with the amazing Wing Dust top coat.


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