When I first started this nail art journey, I thought I had clear fave colors and polishes, but I'm really finding myself loving polishes outside my normal 'box'! I thought I had given up on pink - the color I was forced to limit myself to as a girl, the color my room was painted because my mom wanted a girly-girl. I wanted blue.
This is a pink I can endorse. Essie Your Hut or Mine. You can't see it well in the pix, but it has a slight shimmer to it, so it's not a true creme. Essie surprised me with this one. I can usually count on Essie to be difficult - streaky, balding, three coats or more. Not this one. Two perfectly well-behaved coats.
I have another Mattese Elite glitter to show you. It's Wet Dream. So for those of you who'd never had a wet dream before, now's your chance, worry-free! She may have a naughty name, but she is the demure cousin of Mysterious. Instead of blue, this is a pink jelly with holo glitter.
Look at the shiny!
Black and white with pink is a classic combination. I was inspired to take out my black and white dollar store stripers and create a little pattern on my nails.
I really like creating depth and interest by layering polishes like this. By adding a stamp or drawing over the glitter, it creates a definite foreground and background to the art. What do you use glitter for?