I missed posting yesterday but I'm back today with something awesome! And seasonal. This is a winter themed design and I think the first one I've ever even done! Behold my Essie Borrowed and Blue snowflake design:
For this manicure I started with 2 coats of Essie Borrowed and Blue. When that was mostly dry I sponged Essie Blanc, a white cream, on the tips to make snow! But since it's just a cream, and snow is sparkly, I painted a-England Morgan Le Fay just over the white part of the nail, applied a coat of Seche Vite and let it dry. The snow part, to me, is sooo much prettier in person than i could get it to look in these pictures!
Honestly, I could've left the manicure there and not added the snowflakes. I wish I had gotten some pictures of it like that. Next time...
I used BM323 (index and ring fingers) and BM319 (middle and pinky fingers) to stamp the snowflakes with a-England Excalibur. Excalibur was super easy to stamp with.
Here is a sunlight picture. I had already worn this a day so there is slight slight tip wear on a couple of nails.
Now here is a swatch of Essie Borrowed and Blue. This is 2 coats, no top coat. The formula on this is actually quite good for a pastel color. Pastels tend to have difficult, streaky formulas and sometimes require multiple coats, but this one is always nice to me and I only needed 2. This does take a light hand but nothing too fussy. AAH I love this color! Again, it's blue, I know.
Ya'll enjoy your weekend!! I have lots to do today!