Monday, 26 March 2012

Subtle Shimmer Nude Triangles

Good Morning loves!
How are you all doing this morning? I'm sad the weekend is over and our warm spell has ended for a while in Southern Ontario. It was 0C this morning! I was rather chilly walking to my car.

The mani I have for you today is something that I came up with yesterday. I used Essence Nude It! for the base and OPI's DS Glow for the details. I have had mixed reviews from friends and family on this on, so let me know what you think!

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I started with 2 coats of Nude It! (swatch pictures at the end of this post). Then grabbed my striper brush and started free handing these triangles onto my nail. Originally I had planned to go all the way up my nail, but I really liked the inverted triangle I ended up with at this point.

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I think the holoness of DS Glow makes this mani something extra special . In some light you can see the triangles more clearly and in other lights it just looks like there is a little shimmer.

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I love how subtle this look is and how kind of edgy it is at the same time! I think with brighter colours the design would stand out more, but I was trying to go for a very subtle look. I hadn't worn anything this subtle in a long time and was craving it. Do you ever crave simpler subtle manis?

Here are my swatches of Essence Nude It!

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I really like this colour, it is nude without being the exact same colour as my skin tone. So it lengthens my nails without completely blending in.

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Formula was great on this. Covered completely in two coats and was really easy to control. I had very little clean up to do.

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Every Essence colour that I have tried so far has been fantastic. I will have more to show you soon!

What did you think of my subtle shimmer mani? Do you have any Essence polishes?

Sincerely Stephanie

13 comments:

  1. Really cool idea! I love the color combination that you chose here, and I especially love the base color. It's a really nice khaki-beige, huge fan! I'll have to keep my eyes out for it on my next trip to Ulta =)

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    1. Thanks so much Jacqui! The base has to be one of my new favourite nude colours. :)

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  2. I REALLY like the design and the bling, but I'm not too big on the neutral... But it's just me, I don't like nude colors!! Great job, Steph!!! Awesome free hand art, wish I could do that!!!

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    1. Thanks girl!! <3 I normally don't love nude colours either, but for some reason it was calling my name haha
      I'm glad you like the design lady!

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  3. That's free hand? Wow!!!!!!!

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