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There’s no place like home…nail art inspo falls from the sky

By Alex Fox | 25 June 2021 | Feature

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Sheffield-based nail artist Loi van Nguyen was so inspired by a post created by Scratch’s Alex Fox that he felt compelled to pick up his nail art brushes and paint.

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Loi van Nguyen, Sheffield nailartist

“I saw the photos on both Alex’s Instagram and Facebook accounts and had to create a design from the feeling that was born. The colours and views from the photo series brought back memories of watching the sunset in Vietnam. The design I have put on the nails tells the story of what I’ve missed over the last 18-months. The pandemic has shown me what I’d been taking for granted, as I’ve not seen my family in Vietnam for over two years now. Seeing these photos reminded me that I can’t see or touch them. Life should be simple, and yet during the pandemic it has been far from simple.

“After seeing the colours of the sky I took out my acrylic colour powders and played with shades of yellow, orange, pink, purple and blue to create sunsets and silhouettes on the nails.”

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Real life, no filter, evening sky in South Cambs June 2021

Alex Fox responds, “I captured those images in a three-minute window after seeing the sky in my back garden ignite with this incredible pink ombré. I was arrested by the beauty of the sky, I had to shoot and share it. I did not apply any filters, the sky really was this blazing. I was then so touched to find that my photos had had an emotional impact on Loi van Nguyen. I was so delighted to have been party to his nail art depiction. ”

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