Around the World Challenge: 6 – Barcelona

I knew immediately that my Barcelona nails would involve something to do with Gaudi. My boyfriend lived in Barcelona when I first met him and I visited a few times. I remember having a fun and romantic day out at Park Güell and being very impressed by all the beautiful mosaics, balconies and buildings by Gaudi. The mosaic salamander there is pretty iconic, so I decided to include the salamander’s head on my nails. I went to the Sagrada Familia one day when he had to work and took about a thousand photos because it was just so incredible! it seemed natural to feature a silhouette of it on my middle finger. My thumb and pinkie are blue tiles inspired by the Casa Batlló, yet another bit of Gaudi in Barcelona – a city of art.

The background is a blue to white sponged gradient (it’s been way too long since I last did a gradient – my favourite kind of nail art!) as Gaudi seemed to love blue and to represent Spain’s beautiful blue skies – although I’m not sure if Barcelona has such wonderful blue skies as we do down in the south of Spain…

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I used: Matt Aqua – BYS, Light Blue – Kiko, Baker Street – Nails Inc, Keep Calm, Paint On – China Glaze, Sumner Place – Nails Inc, Floral Street – Nails Inc, Life is a Freeride – Essence, black acrylic paint.

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