Essie Find Me An Oasis

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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?

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Sheer Plaid Nails

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!

Polishes Used:
Essie Chinchilly
Essie Watermelon
Essie Resort Fling
Seche Vite Top Coat

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. :)

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Deborah Lippman Big Blue Note

Lots of questions about this color. I’ve worn it in a few cardmaking videos recently. Color is Big Blue Note by Deborah Lippmann. Interestingly, this is 6 days after application. Granted, I hadn’t done much because I was taking it easy (back issues), but that’s amazing for 6 days! I used Sally Hansen Triple Shine topcoat. It bubbled a bit, and it dulled after a day, but it really held up well!

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