Essie – “Turquoise And Caicos” & “Coat Azure”
w/ acrylic paint daisies
I traveled to Grand Bahama Island…. Freeport, Bahamas. It was absolutely beautiful. I enjoyed every wonderful moment on the Our Lucaya Beach.
I didn’t have a chance to upload my vacation nails before I left. I thought this color would be nice against the sun and sand.
OPI – “The Thrill Of Brazil”
…. I miss the beach, so I came back and did these:
Essie – “Sand Tropez”; “Turquoise & Caicos”; “Coat Azure”…. and on the very tips a touch of Sinful Colors “Midnight Blue”
I couldn’t wait to get snow again…. like REAL snow…. so-I-can’t-drive-to-work snow; need snowplows and boots snow; may have to leave work early snow!!!
And even though they aren’t forecasting a blizzard or a very large accumulation…. I’m still crossing my freshly manicured fingers – well, nails – in the hopes of the forecast just being WRONG, and flakes blanketing this place into halting.
Snow is so calming to me. And at the same time, excites me. I might even like it more than sunny days…. but that race is definitely neck & neck.
There was obviously no question about what theme would cover my nails…. it was more a query of how the interpretation would play out….
I went with the typical, and with shimmery silver….. but I tried my first “gradient” and “sponging” manicure. There. will. be. repeats. TRUST. ME.
It turned out to be much easier than I expected and I love the look.
I used OPI “Moon Over Mumbai” as my base.
Then sponged on:
Color Club “Sheer Disguise”
OPI “What’s With The Cattitude”
Essie “Coat Azure”
China Glaze “Sky High-Top”
Sinful Colors “Midnight Blue”
I used a white nail art striper (and a silver glitter one to add to one snowflake on my ring fingernail) to create my snowflakes. White polish with a tiny dotting tool for random dots of snow falling, and Sinful Colors “Queen of Beauty” for some shimmer over the snowflakes.
Sounds like a lot, and I definitely didn’t need to use that many blues…but it was still faster than some of my “regular” manicures!!