About a month ago I got both of the Essie Silk Watercolor mini sets, that include their line of sheer jelly's that you can layer and mix for different colors and I've been dying to use them for a same color gradient. I finally gathered the courage and went with this glitter+jelly layer combo.
First I used my glitter as base, this was as close as silver as I found on my stash, then I layered the jelly color on my nails, one coat covering 1/3rd of my nail, second coat covering 2/3rd and the third coat covering my whole nail to give it a bit of a gradient. Finally I added a black wavy stamp with the BM 201 plate.
I was recently feeling like Periwinkle on my nails and on a quick target run to get medicine I stumbled upon this great shade by Sinful Colors called Sail La Vie. The polish went supper smooth on my nails, only 2 coat needed for full opacity.
I added this cute lace stamp using the Bundle Monster BM-XL206 plate and Moyou London's White Knight.
Last week I received the Essie Spring 2017 collection courtesy of Preen Me and I was super excited, the colors are beautiful, way bolder than what I expect for spring which is usually pastel shades. There's a little bit for everyone from grass green to several shades of pink to cover all the bases.
This post was supposed to go live on Tuesday but unfortunately I had a few interesting days that prevented me from writing the details and setting it live so here it goes. If you haven't seen the first part of the collection, you can find it here.
Now onto the polishes.
For today I have a simple manicure, I though about doing something a bit more elaborate but I didn't want to cover the beauty of CBL 976-Babe, I mean this is a deep red holographic polish. I don't usually wear red but when I do it has to be something this amazing.
For the stamp I used Bundle Monster Rave Babe and Moyou London's Arabesque 08 plate.
I have the second polish from the Bliss Polish spring collection today, this is a neon yellow creme, it's a really bright but not highlighter bright polish, which only makes it even prettier.
The application was a bit tricky, it's on the thick side you it makes it streaky in the first 2 coats but it can be evened out with a third one, I did thicker coats and it didn't take that long to dry but I still wish the formula was a bit easier to work with.
Anyways, on to the pics:
My last mani of the year is inspired by the Ball Drop of New York City, I've never been there but I've watched it on TV and it's always such a beautiful, bright thing that I just thought it would be perfect for the occasion.
The black pattern is from the Bundle Monster BM 21 plate stamped with MDU Black and colored with Color Club HAlo Hues Shades. For the glittery fingers I used a black base and Kleancolor Midnight Seduction.
I have my first design for New Years Eve, I've actually done this design before and I loved it but I never got around to taking a picture and post it, so I decided I'll give it a try again cause it's just so fun for a party.
The first thing I did was to paint my nails black, it's a great base color when you're doing a metallic gradient cause it makes the colors pop, then I used a bunch of L.A Girl metallic polishes for the vertical gradient, 2 different colors on each nail using a sponge. Finally I stamped some serpentines using the BM-H14 and OPI Push and Shove.
Can't believe next week is Christmas already, time when by so fast and I won't have time to do as many holiday nails as possible so I'll try to post one many everyday till December 25th.
For today's mani I have this mitten design that I think is adorable, I've worn this mani twice already, cause the first time I didn't take pics and I had to share it with you guys. The base color is China Glaze Re-Fresh Mint, stamped with MDU Reddish and the BM -H03 plate from Bundle Monster, the stamps are made as decals using a WnW white polish to color the background. What do you think?
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Just wanted to stop by real quick to say Hi! and show you my Halloween mani. I don't paint my nails as often anymore, there's lots of things going on in my life and I haven't been particularly inspired so I don't have much to show you but you can't ignore a holiday, that's why I took the time for a simple mani.
For this design I used the BM-H06 plate, I did a decal with the design to add the gold shimmer to the pumpkin carvings and stamped it with MDU Geranium. For the glitter accents I used Jordana Bronze Fest over Wet n Wild Black Creme.
Hope you liked this simple Halloween mani. I'll talk to you guys soon.
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