The theme for day 2 is 2 untried colors. I decided on Julep’s Scarlett, and Pure Ice’s Free Spirit. I chose strawberries as my inspiration. Scarlett is a color that I bought during a Julep members-only sale. Free Spirit is a random drug store purchase.

I started with 2 coats of Scarlett.

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Then, I hand painted the leaves with Free Spirit.

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For the seeds, I decided to use gold microbeads that I usually use for caviar manicures.

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I placed each bead on, one by one, using an orange stick.

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I used the “For Rhinestones Only” topcoat, then followed up with Seche Vite.

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The next day, I traveled to Jones Family Farm in Shelton, CT for strawberry picking.

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This was the best strawberry that I saw in the field.

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I had so much fun!

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