I was thinking that Chicago was going to just skip right over Spring. But alas, the weather is starting to get some act right. FINALLY! And with the warming temperatures, I was feeling more playful…on my nails, at least. I started by chopping them off which is always like a fresh start and always seems to make nail art more fun for me. I am also seemingly way more productive. Then…..
A bunch of Essie colors and a couple OPI colors later…. along with some dots with acrylic paint in: yellow, green, blue, pink and gray
China Glaze collections make me happy. I picked up their “Cirque du Soleil – Worlds Away” collection last week. Even the super bright happy colors seems totally winter appropriate to me. lol. I guess I love a bright color no matter the season.
It already feels like a circus on my hands, and I only used three colors from the collection this time. Looks like the big top tent.
“Hanging In The Balance” (Blue) “Surreal Appeal” (Coral/Pink) “It’s A Trap-Eze” (Glitter in Milky Base)
I think my favorite color is the melon/coral/pink color. (“Surreal Appeal”) It’s so super warm and glowing! Oh, and it looks amazing against my skin. LOL. So I LOVE it.
I used “White on White” as a base for the glitter polish. (“It’s A Trap-Eze”)
I’m Duana, first time blogger, long time subscriber. I was introduced to Cheryl and her blog through the wonderful world of Twitter and have since fell in love with her nail art! But, enough about me, let’s talk polish.
I find myself picky in most aspects of life, and my nail polish is no different. A few years back, I tried the perfect red at my local nail salon; it was in OPI’s Christmas collection and I have been searching for it ever since. None of the polishes I pick have ever come close, and it seems as if the perfect shade of red is about as elusive as a unicorn…hence, my red blues.
One day, as I was walking through my local Target, I stopped in the nail care section (as I often do) and found “Forever Yummy” by Essie. It was beautiful in the bottle, but made a bunch of promises that it didn’t keep. I needed it to be a little brighter, like a true red/scarlet and not crimson. It looks nice on my hands, but the red is a little too deep for me. Check it out…
Essie “Forever Yummy”
It looks brighter in this picture than it actually is. I think it was the bright lights at the nail salon.
This is how it actually looks…pretty, but not what I wanted.