Something simple, something green! I don’t frequently get to wear green nails in the hospital, and it seemed like such a shame that I’ve only worn this particular green once before so I had to work with it!
Don’t ask me why I thought a paisley pattern would look good here. But I did. In retrospect, paisley is complicated enough that it would certainly look better on a bland background. Whoops!
The green is Dragon by A England. If I wasn’t covering up so much of the polish, you could see the pink shimmer. The white is French White Creme by Wet n’ Wild, and the stamp is from Bundle Monster plate S107. The design I used is off in the very corner edge of the plate.
That’s really all I have to say! My nails are just slightly too short for me to want to commit to a more impressive and time-consuming manicure, and I have a migraine. Sorry it isn’t more colorful!
More colors, or at least a little more…interesting…on Friday 🙂
So, this polish has an interesting origin story. At my bridal shower (thrown by my sister and my mother) the party favors were nail polish! Totally a good call on their parts. Unfortunately, my sister lost the color battle so they were all shades of pink and red, but luckily won the brand battle so they got essie (and not sinful colors or wet n’ wild)! The polish I am wearing here was the one I snagged from the few leftovers, so I am wearing my own bridal shower polish!
The polish itself is called Eternal Optimist, and is a slightly greyed medium light pink. 100% work appropriate but a bit more interesting than a candy pink, at least to me! Eternal Optimist covered nicely in two coats, and was beautifully glossy and self-leveling. Basically, it had a typical formula for essie creme polishes.
I then went and added triangles with white polish, and threw on some bits and pieces of water decals I had sitting around! I always save my leftover water decal pieces, since I always have left over from full-nail designs. This ended up pretty cool, although it was a hassle trying to find the right sized triangle to match the white patch on my nails! I maybe should have measured (at least by eye) before I painted the white polish on.
The design was finished with striping tape and top coat. The striping tape was really a necessity since the water decals were not perfect fits for the white patches. Whoops!
~ Pink: Essie – Eternal Optimist
~ White: Sinful Colors – Snow me White
Hope you enjoyed! Next week is chrome polish week. Since I have so many posts lined up, I am making themed weeks! Although some of the themes are things like “short nails” and “nerdy”. I haven’t picked out an order to post them it yet!
I usually hate paisley, but I had been wanting to use the stamp from BM-315 since I got the plates just due to the level of detail! And it did not disappoint. I wanted high contrast for this stamp, so I used white over another Nabi Holographic polish, Black Cherry.
Black Cherry might be the most holographic Nabi yet…despite the dark color (deep brown with red undertones), it had a very strong linear holo and I love it! I was torn between keeping this color (brown with red) and the other brown polish (Brown) and decided to keep both. I don’t think I’ll be disappointed.
Hilariously enough, when I took this polish off the base was bright red! I was afraid it would stain…thank goodness for base coat! The red barely shows when the polish is finished, but is very visible as you remove it!
Again, there is no top coat in these photos, as I thought it would detract from the rainbow-y goodness of the holographic polish! I love dark holos, and this might be one of my favorites so far 🙂
What do you guys think, is this color a win?
Ok, one more photo with shiny rainbows!
That’s all for today! Tune in tomorrow for less stamping and more free-hand nail art 🙂