Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Kill Bill Mani....w/Sparkles!

Here is a quick mani I did to try out some new Essence Nail polishes.

I didn't have time for the full blown look I wanted to try, which was a pin up nail, so I opted for a fresh clean mani with an accent nail.  The base is Essence Wanna Be Your Sunshine ( bright primary yellow with a hint of shimmer) topped with a coat of Essence Night in Vegas (clear base with flakes that reflect copper and green)
macro is not kind to those cuticles

The accent nail was done with Wet 'n Wild Ebony Hates Chris topped with the Essence flake coat.

Wanna Be Your Sunshine is a great color, but a little tricky to use.  It goes on thick and gets tacky so quickly that you can start to pull the color into ribbons if you aren't careful.  You need two coats for opaque coverage, but you need to work fast.   Night in Vegas is a great topper.  The flakes have a strong fiery reflect, especially on darker bases. 

Do you have a fun mani planned this weekend?


  1. Wanna Be Your Sunshine looks really nice! Love this mani!

  2. Whereeeee did you get that flakie? Not that I don't already have enough. Ha! I love everything about Essence polishes. I just wish they weren't so dang small.

  3. Brit, the flakie I found at a store out in the Pac NW called Fred Meyers. Think of it as a local target/grocery. It is the only place I've ever found a decent supply of Essence polish. The Essence nail line was alot bigger then I realized. The reg polishes are small but the Special Effect Top Coats were pretty good sized. If I had known how great they were I would have bought alot more.


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