Spring has officially sprung. I planted my herb garden last weekend. I’ve put my boots away for the winter. And the top is basically permanently down on my Miata. The only thing left to do is to share a spring manicure!
The inspiration for this manicure came from essie. I spotted this post on Pinterest and just loved the look. (And yes…essie came up with the clever name of this manicure…a play on Some Like it Hot). But, I wanted to tweak the colors a bit to make the manicure a bit more bright.
For this manicure I used essie Blossom Dandy as a base. I let that dry completely; blocked the bottom of my nail with tape then used essie Petal Pushers to fill in the top third (ish) of the nail. I added a few polka dots on the base of the nail and viola! Done.
I really enjoyed this manicure. I like how Petal Pushers really tones down the manicure; absolutely perfect for spring.
Both polishes I used for this manicure are part of the current essie Flowerista collection which is currently in stores.
As always, there are swatches under the jump!
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HandPicked is one of my favorite places to shop. They have quite a few stores in North and South Carolina and it’s my go to place for accessories and gifts. So, obviously, I am on their email list. Last week I got an email for a flash sale that included a few pictures. I immediately […] Continue reading →
Nude polish is all the rage. And even though I am (somewhat reluctantly) on board with the nude manicure trend I’m always trying to add something to my manicures to make them a bit more unique and interesting. The approach I took for this manicure was to add some glitter. But instead of doing an […] Continue reading →
Being that I am clearly obsessed with nail polish it’s only logical that I also follow fashion. I was browsing through the various runway shows from the most recent New York fashion week and I was really struck by the nails at the Tadashi Shoji show. Nude, subtle nails is a trend that apparently has […] Continue reading →
Happy Valentine’s Day! I know not everyone likes Valentine’s Day but I, for one, am a fan of a holiday that celebrates love. And chocolate. Even though chocolate isn’t the point but any holiday is better with chocolate. Anyway. While this manicure is red and pink I still think the fact that the base is […] Continue reading →
It’s that time of the year again; the Super Bowl is this weekend! That means it’s time to start thinking about your manicure for the big game. Because well….why not? I love an excuse to do a themed manicure. My hometown team (the Panthers) didn’t make it to the Super Bowl this year but one […] Continue reading →
I imagine this post might confuse some of you that know I am an Auburn alumni so let me explain! The Belk Bowl is in Charlotte every year and this year Georgia played Louisville. One of my best friends went to Georgia and due to that I try, usually successfully, to put my hatred of […] Continue reading →
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a fun New Year’s Eve and a relaxing first day of 2015. Last night I rang in the New Year twice; once at Big Ben’s which is a British Pub that does a countdown when the clock strikes 12 in London and once at my favorite local bar. […] Continue reading →
It’s the last day of 2014! I can’t believe it. But that means one of my favorite holidays is here; New Year’s Eve and New Year’s day. This year I’m going to a Beatles New Year’s Eve event. I’m quite looking forward to it. But first, lets talk about my NYE manicure. Last year I […] Continue reading →
I can’t remember exactly how I came across this video from essie; it may have been in an email or I may have just been browsing essie’s website. But either way, I could NOT get the look out of my head. I had to recreate it. In the video essie uses Sand Tropez and Wicked […] Continue reading →