("Mint Candy Apple" by Essie)
Edited January 5th with color corrected photos, when I realized the original photos showed the polish color as more blue than mint. Sorry about any confusion the original photos may have caused!
I was out shopping today, and stumbled upon a sale on a few Essie nail polishes. I was good, and only purchased one polish, and it was this one =) I know the bright color may not be exactly season-appropriate (unless I was to add a snowflake or two), but I don't care! It's so bright and cheery, and I am a color lover at heart =)
For the swatch above, I used two coats, plus basecoat and topcoat. The consistency of the polish was a bit goopy. If you look closely at my index finger, you will see a spot where I had some troubles, but other then that I managed to get through it alright =) Oh, and the polish looks a bit like satin-finish in the pictures, but I assure you that it is shiny in real life.
Now, onto what was the really challenging part for me: zebra print nail art. I am starting, and will be trying to stay with it, Fingerfood's Theme Weeks challenge. You can read a little about it here. This first week, the theme is Animal print, and I decided to try my hand at zebra print.
I used white acrylic paint over my finished mani to create the zebra stripes. Yes, I am writing zebra stripes as much as possible here, to help convince your brain that what you are seeing really is a zebra print, and not just some clumsy lines on a nail =)
I had some difficulties while painting with the consistency of the acrylic paint, so I think I want to try using nail polish next time. Let's just say I spent a ot of time cleaning up the lines, which is why the mint colored parts look cloudy in some spots. The close-up picture doesn't exactly make the zebra print look so good, but I do like having it on my nails right now, as it looks much better from further away =) I also think that the white zebra print on the mint nails is so fun and cheery!
Here are some other ladies participating in this weeks challenge:
Next weeks theme is Shapes/Geometric. I will have to figure out something fun for that too =)
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