Monday, July 23, 2012

Summer Challenge Day 12: Stripes

Summer Challenge Day 12: Stripes

Let me introduce to you: My very first Essie polish. Well, it is in fact the second, but it’s the first I wear! Amazing, eh? I’ve heard a lot of good stuff about Essie, so I figured I’d give it a go.

My base for this stripy mani is “Jamaica me crazy”, a deep shimmery magenta.
The formula was nice, the brush is a bit thin for my likings, but manageable. And it was almost opaque in one coat. I gave it two, just for the heck of it!

Two coats, no top coat:


Delicious, eh? Deep, shimmery, sexy, seductive! I like this colour, even though I don’t wear it very often. I can see on the pics that the polish dries up a bit gritty, which I find very odd for a shimmer, but it doesn’t show in real life, so I don’t mind so much.

Time for stripes! I used a black striper polish from Claire’s and a pink glitter striper from Flexbrush. None of them appear to have actual names. I striped with the two polishes alternately, and sealed it all up with a layer of Poshé top coat.

Let me introduce to you: My striped nails:


You should check out these other Danish girls’ blogs to see what they came up with for striped nails:


Stay tuned the day after tomorrow - same bat time, same bat channel – for nails with animal prints!

30 comments:

  1. Beautiful colour! I haven't tried Essie polishes before but I've heard good things about them. Love the stripes you added :-)

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    1. Thanks :) It took me a long while to try Essies out, because there are also people who hate them, so I was unsure of what I'd think of them :)

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    1. Tak :) Jeg er også selv meget tilfreds med dem :)

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  3. Jeg synes også at de er rigtig flotte! Dejlige farver:)

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    1. Tak skal du have. Jeg er *meget* glad for den Essies farve :)

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  4. Eeeeekkk Essie :) yay!!! :) og så i en farve jeg IKKE har :D

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    1. Kan det nu også passe! :D Og jeg har stadig et par stykker mere jeg skal have prøvet :)

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  5. Hvor er den bare en flot farve!! Jeg synes ikke rigtig jeg kan genkende navnet, er det fra den permanente linje?

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    1. Tusind tak!! Jeg har læst at Essie'en er fra Essie Holiday 2011 Collection. Jeg har ikke så meget forstand på Essie endnu :D

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  6. Yes, this Essie looks seductive! :)
    Looks nice with the stripes!

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    1. Thank you so much, I enjoy this colour a lot :)

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  7. Uhh det er en hot mani du har fået lavet der :-p

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    1. Tak, jeg er også *meget* tilfreds med den, selvom striberne er lodrette ;D

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  8. Ihhh den essie har jeg også, overvejer at sælge/bytte den, men nu bliver jeg helt i tvivl :-D

    Fine striber! :-)

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    1. Jeg kender godt det der. Giv den en chance til, og hvis du stadig er i tvivl, så må den have et nyt hjem :)

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  9. oooh what a gorgeous, rich color! I like the stripes you added too. Very cute mani! :D

    ~ Yun

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    1. Thank you so much. I'm happy with mani myself as well :)

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  10. Super sødt. Giver en fed effekt med de sølvfarvede striber

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    1. Tak! :) Jeg endte også selv med at blive rigtigt tilfreds med resultatet!

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    1. Thanks a million, I'm so pleased to hear it!

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