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It might go back to getting letters in the mail as a kid, but I love getting nail mail!!!!

Last week, I got a beautiful package from my Canadian friends, Akzentz, from Vancouver, BC.

At first, I was so darned happy to have received the complete set of LIMITED EDITION Spring Mini”s…

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beautiful muted and soft colored gel minis from Akzentz

That I didn’t even see that they had sent a lovely hand written card! I want to thank them very much for that extra effort! So sweet.

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I wanted to show you a little of what I did with the product that they sent me.

Besides the mini’s they also sent me two Luxio gel colors from the Spring/Summer 2016 collection.

Delightful

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and Crush. It is my mood of late for pretty feminine colors. And Crush hit the spot for me!!!

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Here is a close up.

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And here is a step by step of some nail art that I thought was fun. I hinted at it last week with this picture!

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On a prepared gel nail, I applied some glitter in Gel Play. Cure.

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Then I applied Crush on the tip of the nail in a lazy french pattern.

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Using a small gel brush, I pulled the color up towards the cuticle area.

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Then I applied some white tinted top coat. Just to meet the color.

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Then I added drops of the tinted top coat on the color to blend into the color to create this design. Cure.

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Top coat to finish in and smooth out the surface.

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I thought that I was finished with this look but decided to add some cellophane to give the art even more dimension.

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I used one of the lovely mini’s (Aquamarine Dream) for my statement fingernail art. The ring finger was inspired by Jennifer https://www.instagram.com/gelindulgence/. I will be writing about that technique soon. So stay tuned!