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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Earlier this month I ordered a couple new (to me) essie nail care products; No Chips Ahead and Second Shine Around. Honestly, I saw Second Shine Around in Nail It! magazine and was really interested in trying it. Since I wasn’t in love with the top coat I was using (China Glaze Fast Forward) I decided […] Continue reading →
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