I have a super fun fall manicure today, it is somewhat inspired by a mani @debriz posted on her instragram a few days ago, her's had a double stamp and it was prettier but I still like mine a lot.
For this one I used Essie No Place Like Chrome as base and then did a gradient using a few Kleancolor Metallic shades, I didn't want a linear gradient so I used 4 different colors in different sections. To finished I stamped the leafy design with black and the What's Up Nails plate B021.
I got one of my favorite polishes in the blog today, this is Zoya Aurora and I love the holo flakies in the jelly base, it's just so gorgeous under the sun and so mesmerizing to look at that I got every single Zoya polish with this finish. I'll be posting those in the next few days.
For the stamp I used Essie Good as Gold and the What's Up Nails B021 plate.
I have one of the Essie polishes I got on TJ Maxx recently, if you follow me on instagram you might've seen a picture of my Essie haul, I got 4 darker/fall polishes for $3.99 each.
Haute Tub is a gorgeous dark plum shade with gold/pink shifting micro flakies, the base color is a bit dark so it covers the shine of the flakies a bit, it's still a pretty color.
For the stamp I used Essie No Place Like Chrome with the Bundle Monster BM XL-28 plate.
A couple of weeks ago I went to TJ Maxx and bought a few fall shades from Essie and Color Club, they were super cheap and even though they sell polish from old collections you can always find something worth bringing home. One of those polishes was Essie Power Clutch that was released on 2012, it's a shiny dark grey creme with green undertones.
For the stamp I used a plate from Born Pretty Store BP-L018 and Moyou London's Little Pickle and Silver Fox stamping polishes.
I did a little experiment with yesterday's nail polish, I've been looking at a lot of pretty rings on etsy made out of resin with gold flakes suspended inside and I though it would look amazing as a design on your nails.
For this mani I used China Glaze Cutie Mark The Spot as the base color, then I added some gold flakies from OPI The Man With The Golden Gun, I did a little bit of placing with a sponge as well cause I wasn't getting enough from the brush, then I added a coat of Essie Pen & Ink which is a jelly from their Silk Watercolor collection. I repeated the process one more time and added a final coat of flakies on top and voila!
I am now obsessed with how this looks and I want to try it in every color.
I know I've been posting a lot of Essie shades lately but it's only because they're untrieds and colors that really caught my attention in the last couple of months. For today's post I have Essie Chillato which is a pastel yellow creme with a hint of green, it's something in between because next to yellow it looks more green and vice versa.
I added blue feather stamps using the Moyou London Tropical 20 plate and their Blue Velvet and Ever Green polishes. My pointer and pinky fingers also have an extra sparkle that I did using the CBL Blue Skies stamping polish.
Today I have a lovely polish and design perfect for the summer time (I meant for that to rhyme). Nothing's better about the summer than being by the water and this polish reminds me exactly of that with the sparkly aqua shade.
I added a pineapple accent nail using the Moyou London Tropical 09 plate, and a few different stamping polishes for the decal and accent leaves. I really like how it turned out, I just wish the green was more intense so it's not as similar as the yellow waves. What do you think?
Being that today is 5 de Mayo and all and since I didn't remembered until it was too late I decided to go with a colorful tropical manicure. This was inspired by the picture of a bathing suit I saw from Victoria Secret.
As base color I used this super sparkly black polish from Essie called Tribal Text-Styles, it has that type of small flakies shimmer that makes it look almost metallic and gorgeous. This was 2 coat.
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.
Today I have a beautiful mint pastel to show you from Essie, this was from their Spring 2014 collection but I just got around to buying and I love the color, it's a really cool minty shade with some crystal shimmer going on. It is definitely more noticeable in the bottle than in the nail but it still gives it a fresh look.
Application was a bit tricky, the polish is a bit sheer so you need at least 3 coats and it can get patchy as well, so a light hand and thicker coats might help. I still love how it looks so I can deal with the extra effort.
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