Hello lovelies!
Do you guys know what today is? Do ya, do ya, do ya?!…
No guesses, okay, well….1 year ago today I wrote my first post here at Hey, Darling Polish! I can’t believe that it’s been a year since I started this blog. My main goal was to have a place to share my nail art but it’s turned into so much more. I’ve met so many awesome nail polish addicts and I want to say thank you to everyone who had made this year a fun one!  I have something special planned but I can’t post about it yet, but I promise it’ll be good so keep your eyes open for that!<3
But I have some nail art for you today!
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The Nail Art Guild is back today with music inspired nails!

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Here’s what I used:
So, I decided for my music nails that I would do a “Music Monday” like post! Today’s nails were inspired by The Academy Is… album called Almost Here. The Academy Is… was one of the first bands that I found on my own back in middle school and Almost Here is my favorite album of theirs. Here’s the album art:
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These nails started with 2 coats of Vera. I then sponged on a gradient of Vera and Parker for my background and the green sun rays were painted on with Francis. I sealed in the background with a layer of HK Girl. I started the album design by painting the sun first with acrylic paint and when that had dried, I painted on the hills. The last thing I painted on was the brown tree and I sealed it in with another layer of HK Girl.

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I’m so happy with how these nails turned out! I’ve wanted to paint this album on my nails for so long but I always was too afraid to actually do it. I never would have imagined myself being able to pull this off a year ago, it’s weird man haha!
Don’t forget to check out the hashtag #TNAGmusic on Instagram for more music nails! I do have swatches for you guys this week but I was too tired to edit the photos so that’ll be up tomorrow. But thanks for reading guys!
-Marisa! (: