I had a really bad day last week, and decided to paint my nails as a distraction. I couldn’t decide on a color. I originally thought of doing something bright, like Essie Mojito Madness, but somehow ended up with these. I absolutely LOVE how they turned out!
I was inspired by these, but still wanted something a little more fun, so I added the different patterns. My favorites were still the flower nails, which from a distance, looked like lace. I’m going to do a whole mani out of them soon.
I started with two coats of Essie Allure, which I’ll admit I bought because Kate Middleton wore it to her wedding, but it ended up being my favorite sheer polish. I love using it for this kind of nail art. You can see another mani using Allure here. Then I painted on the designs using Essie Blanc. I added one more coat of Allure and then topped it with Essie Good to Go.
Thanks to Mr. Candiipants, I am totally in love with sheer bases for nail art. It tones the whole look down a bit, and makes it look as if the design is floating. LOVE.