I was recently at Sephora hovering around the nail polish display and I discovered the most beautiful blue I’ve ever seen- Illamasqua Cameo. I tested it out and I fell in love with it, but I could not justify spending $14.00 on one bottle of polish! Craftynail is way too thrifty for that! So I hit up the nearest beauty supply store to find myself a cheaper dupe. I came across Essie Butler Please and I think I paid less than $4.00 for it with my coupon! After getting home and applying it I realized it’s not at all a dupe for the pricey Illamasqua! The Essie is much darker and dried to a blotchy semi-matte finish. The two coats did dry quick though (which is always a bonus)… so then I taped my tips off with painters tape and added some Sephora by OPI topcoat called Only Gold For Me. Even though the Essie formula was not my fave, there’s nothing that some sparkles and a healthy topcoat of Seche Vite can’t fix! I really love the regal look of this gold and royal blue together! Apparently so does my mom- she came over tonight and asked me to paint her nails this color too… so now we are nail twinny twins!
I love waking up to find snow on the ground! Now it really feels like the holiday season in NY ! That inspired me to do a wintery design. I’m calling this mani SPARKLING LEG-WARMERS! I used two Sephora by OPI polishes- Sparkling Personality and Break A Leg-Warmer. (It’s kinda fun to name your manicures, don’t ya think?)
I taped off my nail using little pieces of blue painters tape. It worked pretty well! If you’ve never tried it before- you should experiment with some! Its really easy to work with and peels off like a dream.
I’m groovin on the color combo- I like how the grey base color really showcases the different pigments of the glitter.
Now that I’m done beautifying myself- I might go outside and shovel. What would a mani be without a few well-earned dents and smooshes?!