Creative musings in bright colors

Heart of Blue

Today I’m going to show you some nail art using a new indie brand, Anne Kathleen. She just came out with her first collection, Blossoms, named (suitably) after flowers. I already showed you Poppy, and today I have Linnea.

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I started with a blue gradient, so I could paint Linnea overtop and see how the pink shimmer affected the different shades of blue.

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Linnea contains small pale blue glitter (hexes and squares) and larger pink matte hearts suspended in a clear polish with pink shimmer. The polish is a bit thick but usable. Unlike Poppy, which dried incredibly gritty such that the glitter stayed on top as the nail polish color settled, Linnea dried smooth and beautiful.

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I like the polish better over the dark blue (free edge of my nail), where all of the colors pop more. Personally, I prefer the way this polish looked on one coat (when I didn’t drag out any hearts, see the first photo) than with two coats! Which is to say the pink shimmer and the blue glitter is beautiful and somewhat subtle, and I think the hearts…decrease a bit from the grace of the polish.

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That being said, it is easy to avoid the hearts! I had to go dig (sometimes, repeatedly) to get any hearts out. Some stuck to the brush but they didn’t like coming out on the nail regardless. So, if you want a pretty pink shimmer with some blue glitter, look no further!

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Colors

  • Blue: Maybelline – Shocking Seas
  • Dark blue: Maybelline – Midnight Swim
  • Glitter: Anne Kathleen – Linnea

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You can find Anne Kathleen on Facebook and at her website. Each polish in this collection retails for $10.

Comments on: "Heart of Blue" (8)

  1. very pretty! i like how the glitter topper changed the colors of the gradient !

  2. That looks gorgeous! Like mermaid scales!

  3. This is dreamy!

  4. I love this over the blue gradient! I agree, it does look like a dream 🙂

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