Last night I began my nail-painting journey with the intention of leaving all my nails a solid color but then this happened anyway. It’s a slightly simpler variation of this mani but I kinda like them better I think? I do know that I effing love these two colors together (butter LONDON Two Fingered Salute and Zoya Tru) and you all need them. Check out the full post for more pictures & info (as well as a right-hand pic!)
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You GUYS. This is the only nail art I’ve managed to accomplish since I’ve been in San Francisco. I’ve been working 12-14 hours EVERY DAY and after eating, sleeping and showering that leaves literally no time for any fun hobbies. I did these nails LAST Friday (as in 10 days ago!!!) and only just now found the time to edit, watermark and post them. AHH. I fly home on Saturday and all I want to do is take a week off and do my nails three times a day, I can’t even lie.
Anyway, I was at Target a couple weeks ago in one of my few free hours of the weekend and I spotted two Essie polishes and was immediately like HEY I want those, I’m pretty sure I’ve never seen them before! So I asked Google to show me them and it turned out I hadn’t ever seen them before because they’re part of the new summer collection that I didn’t even know about. I picked up Bikini So Teeny (a gorgeous shimmery light blue) and Mojito Madness, which is the green in these nails. I LOVE this color green so much and the formula was beautiful, a tiny bit thick but leveled out nicely and covered wonderfully in 2 coats.
I was going to just leave my nails plain with the pointer/middle finger accent nails and reversed on the right hand, but I wanted to do a little bit of nail art. I almost did polka dots, but I was sleepy and dots always smear on me if I don’t wait an hour to topcoat, so I just did a lil stripe on each nail and called it a day. I loved these nails! And I had to include a pic of both hands because I liked the way the reversal looked together.
Don’t give up on me, guys! I’m still around and I will be back for real so soon!!!
P.S. Sorry I just wrote a novel, can you tell how much I miss you guys? Do you feel the love? All of the love?
Essie - Mojito Madness, Play Date
These nails are based on the dress in the second picture, which I fell in love with as soon as I put it on… unfortunately the stupid strap broke so I haven’t been able to wear it for a while because I’m too lazy to fix it haha. I love how the pattern is kind of random and messy but also orderly and symmetrical. I had a lot of fun doing this mani, it was nice to not worry about my lines being perfect for once and I love the color and pattern combos! Also the berry color on my ring finger matches the berry color on the dress in person, but my camera didn’t believe me when I tried to tell it that. We’re having this strange gross cold snap right now and I’m bummed because otherwise I would have fixed the dress and worn it with matching nails today. BOO.
China Glaze - First Mate (navy), For Audrey (turquoise), Light As Air (light purple)
Milani - Cool Vibe (berry), Orchidia (medium purple)
OPI - Did It On ‘Em (chartreuse)
Sephora by OPI - Domestic Goddess (dark purple)
Zoya - Pippa (yellow)
this is how my nails look right this second and UGH i love holographic ANYTHING. GIVE ME MORE FOREVER. about to take them off to do valentine’s nails for my *date night* tomorrow night (aka grilling steak and playing pool because i’m actually a boy).
Milani 3D - Hi-Res
Milani Jewel FX - Gold