Kalverstraat is another polish from Square Hue‘s Amsterdam collection. In my photos it looks quite red but the real color is more of a reddish-coral. You can see it a bit more accurately at their blog post.
I heard about Square Hue last fall and subscribed right away to find out what it was all about. Square Hue is a nail polish subscription box service and they release full-size limited edition polishes each month. I’ve received a few boxes since I subscribed and I’m super impressed with their polishes. The last couple of boxes have been nothing short of perfection!
This color in particular was amazing! It’s called P.C. Hooftstraat from the Amsterdam collection. I don’t think you can buy it separately, but hopefully Square Hue will start selling their polishes outside of boxes at some point. In the meantime, you can subscribe and receive three new polishes each month! :)
Still on an orchid nail polish kick. After painting my nails with the brand new Rae color from Julep (shown on right), I had to compare it to Sally Hansen Ista-Dri Lively Lilac (left). Rae is a bit more purple and lacks the bit of shimmer that Lively Lilac has (which is fine with me–I usually hate shimmer).
And a closer look at just Rae…
Wearing a classic red today. Somehow a red manicure goes with everything, right? ;) Polish is Red Hot Rio from OPI.
Normally, I use these polishes for stamping, but I was really feeling the lilac/orchid color today. :)
Not sure how I feel about this pale blue color from Essie. It’s certainly beautiful, but on my super pale hands, it looks rather ghostly. I don’t tend to enjoy extremely light colors, but thought I’d give this one a try.
What do you guys think?Pin It
I saw a manicure on Pinterest the other day and wanted to try it out, but with different colors. The colors I picked were a bit sheer, and it ended up creating a sort of plaid look. Super cool!
I created this manicure by first painting my nails with the gray color (Chinchilly), appying a top coat, and letting it dry completely. Then I used scotch tape and masked off a portion of the nail so that I could paint the lighter coral color (Resort Fling). I made sure to do one nail at a time and remove the tape immediately after painting the coral color. Then I applied a thin top coat and let it dry. Finally, I taped off the other side of the nail, painted the magenta color (Watermelon), and peeled off the tape immediately. Then I finished the nail art design with a clear top coat. :)Pin It