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.
Spring is in the air after last week's storms on the east coast so I'm ready to rock flowery and colorful manicures, for this one in particular I found inspiration from an image online but I can't remember if it was a wallpaper or a pattern on a dress so please forgive my really bad memory.
The base color for this is the lovely OPI Spoken from the Heart from the Hello Kitty collection, as you can see from the bottle it's a hot pink jelly, stamped with Essie Good as Gold and the BP 73 plate (Born Pretty Store). The roses were colored in with OPI Breakfast at Tiffany's and Barielle Smarty Pants Pink.
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.
Can't believe Christmas is on Friday already but I'm proud to say that all my presents are bought and wrapped, so in honor of that I bring to you a fun manicure to go with it.
I made all designs as decals cause I was too lazy to paint my nails, ao I just painted all in the stamper and then added some base coat to my nails for the designs to stick. I kind of like that technique, no need to worry about screwing up my nails before they dry cause it's all happening in the stamper, makes me feel like I'm being more time efficient.
For this design I used a couple of stamps from the Moyou London Festive 06 plate, MDU Reddish and WnW White. The glitter accent is from Essie but I can't remember the name cause the sticker fell off (sorry).
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Haven't had much time to do mu nails lately so I just did a quick design just so I don't have a plain color in them and cause I wanted to try this plate with a subtle color combination.
The base color I used is Parka Perfect from Essie, and I stamped the design with MDU Pastel Blue and the Moyou London Fashionista 14.
Hope you liked this simple design, I promise I have new things planned for the future.
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I'm so excited for this tutorial, it wasn't planned, the idea came to me while I was sorting through my stamping plates. I just saw this plate and thought, this would work perfectly for a strawberry , so it turned out looking like this.
Things I used:
Konad Double Sided Stamper
Essie Grow Stronger Base Coat
INM Out The Door Top Coat
NOPI Some Hearts
NOPI Lay It On The Lime
Mundo de Uñas Spring Green and Pastel Yellow
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I have another nail art manicure today, I got overly creative with this one, it took me a few tries to get the butterfly to work but I wasn't gonna give up.
There's a lot of work involved in this mani so I'm gonna try to describe what I did as good as possible. Base color is Essie Bikini So Teeny, stamped with a design from my Cici&Sisi 07 plate, I stamped that design twice, once with white and another one with a light blue polish I made.
For the butterfly I used the same plate and some shimmer polishes to color the decal. The accent design for my other nails was stamped with black and my RA-119 plate.
That was quite the long description and it took even longer to do the design ☺
I hope you guys like it as much as I enjoyed making it, getting out of your comfort zone is always a fun ride.
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I'm excited the weekend is finally here, mostly cause it's a long weekend for my since Monday we celebrate Independence Day here in Costa Rica, Yay!
As you might have guessed I have another decal mani to show you today. This is my attempt at fall mani even though my boyfriend told me it looked like Christmas but what does he know, right?
The green base color is Essie Absolutely Shore, leaves were stamped with Color Club Nothing but Truffle and painted with Zoya Apple, Tanzy and Kimmy. Red Accent nails is also Zoya Kimmy.
Plates used BM H11, BM201.
I wore this manicure for the last couple of days and my friends loved it, honestly so do I. What do you think?
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