Essie French Affair
Yes, yes, yes, ANOTHER indie polish for you today! Here, I have three coats of French Affair (given to me by the lovely Mel of Pretty Nail Swag a few weeks ago in a spring-themed nail art contest - check her out!) followed by one coat of Sprouse. This unique glitter polish is packed with black, white, and blue hex glitter as well as black and white bar glitter. The base appears to be clear from far away, but if you take a closer look, it is actually filled with very fine silver glitter. Trust me, the creator of Candeo Colors did not skimp out on glitter. No fishing required!
This is definitely a fun polish to use - I can’t wait to try it over other colors.
OPI Lincoln Park After Dark
Konad plate m57
I had two math midterms last week, and as soon as I was done, I went straight to the mall to treat myself to a little somethin’. When I spotted the zebra knuckle ring, I KNEW I had to add it to my ring collection. ;) And of course, I did a matching manicure for the ring.
I love layering Essie’s Shine of the Times over dark, creme-finish polishes. The effect is incredible from various angles. You can see a swatch (layered over a black polish) of this beautiful flaky polish I posted a few months back here. This is definitely something you want to have handy in your polish collection for an instant eye-catching manicure. Get your own bottle here on Amazon!
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OPI Panda-monium Pink
I love using glitter polishes, but removal is such a nightmare! Too bad glitter is too hard to resist and I never learn my lesson, haha.
This manicure is finished off with a layer of CG’s Moonlight to dull the brilliance of Essie’s glitter. I was hoping to get a “jelly sandwich” look, but I didn’t choose the right base color. Nonetheless, I still find this manicure to be very clean and easy to wear. Try the jelly sandwich manicure with Moonlight.
Essie Shine of the Times
This is one coat of Essie’s flaky polish from the Holiday 2011 collection layered over OPI’s Black Onyx. From various angles, you can see the flakies shine different colors.