Nail Art Travel Diaries: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Nail Art Travel Diaries: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Happy September all! Hoping this month brings nothing but happiness and success. Thank you for all the positive feedback on my first Nail Travel Diary post. Fortunately, I was lucky enough to visit the beautiful city of Amsterdam a few weeks ago with some friends. The city was full of life, with striking architecture and an energetic nightlife. Though the nail art scene was not as prominent as London or Miami, I was definitely inspired by the great sights. I was able to create a look that represented the earthy tones, colourful buildings and floral theme of the city.

There were not many salons in the area we stayed, however, I did visit a store called HEMA which had a selection of affordable nail polishes and picked up some shades that caught my eye (also used in this post). These shades definitely conveyed the โ€œearthyโ€ feel to the city.

Here are some pictures from my trip:

The canals were definitely one of the highlights. It added a sense of peace to the busy city. My friends and I were lucky enough to experience a boat ride where we got an insight into the history of the city.


The โ€œskewedโ€ and colourful houses and buildings

Almost every canal we passed had a colourful bouquet of flowers, but what really stood out was a flower market we visited in the centre of Amsterdam.

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The food of course!


I tried to create a design that incorporated the buildings, canals and flowers, which were what struck out to me most on the trip. Here is a picture breakdown of how I created some of the designs:




Tip: I used a cotton bud with shades of reds, pinks and yellows to create a gradient effect for the sunset design and darker shades of blue along with white for the river. This can also be done with a dotting tool or sponge but I find a cotton bud is easiest due to the small shape.

Hope you enjoyed the post and that this encourages you to seek inspiration for nail designs (or any artistic design) whether it be through travelling or simply stepping outside and observing the world around you ๐Ÿ™‚

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