After my attempt at Necco Candy Buttons, I decided it was about time I bought myself a proper white nail polish. I assumed I’d be using it mainly for nail art, so I plumped for a cheap little bottle of Essence Colour & Go 02 White Secret, €1.29 in all good pharmacies.
The polish is a sheer, creamy white. I used four coats to get it nicely opaque. This would be a good polish to use in a French manicure, and is super office-appropriate! I think it would be a nice alternative to the French for special occasions, as well (wedding, anyone? Give me a few years… I’m working on it…).
What a pretty colour for so cheap, and it wore brilliantly as well. The formula is very thin and sheer, so it really requires multiple coats to build up a nice colour. It wasn’t quite the white I was looking for, but I still love it.
Of course, I couldn’t leave well enough alone, so – voilá – ice-cream sprinkle manicure!
To create the sprinkle effect, I did layers of polka dots on each nail, one colour at a time. I used ~
red: Wet n Wild Red Red
orange: Essence Watch Out!
yellow: L.A. Colors Art Deco Yellow
green: Essence Check Me Out
blue: Miss Sporty Pop Fiction
pink: New York Color Fuschia Shock Creme
I’ve realised that most of my nail art consists of variations on a theme of polka dot 😉 It’s about all I’m good at, so expect it to continue! I’ll leave you now with a gem I discovered on Facebook. Gotta love Jersey Shore 🙂