Running Incognito

When trying out my Jumbo Plates from Cheeky I messed up with this pattern and decided to just dot it up!

Barielle’s Mint Ice Cream Cone is the base for stamping with Gina Tricot’s Petrol. I dotted on top with Essie’s Going Incognito,Β  Orly’s Ancient Jade and China Glaze’s Running In Circles. It turned out quite ok for a messed up stamping πŸ™‚

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Essie’s Mint Candy Apple

Essie’s Mint Candy Apple is a chalky minty creme that left me a little bit disappointed, mainly because of the formula. Application was annoying; the polish wanted to pool around my cuticles and was just generally messy. Pleh. The color is pretty but not pretty enough for me to use it by itself again.


Golden jade and stylish circles

It’s Green Wednesday over at Vacker&Underbar’s! πŸ™‚

Rimmel London’s Misty Jade is a bright pale jade green creme with some minor application issues. As the base of nail art it works wonderfully. For the first layer of the bigger dots and the smaller diagonal dots I used Essie’s dark green Stylenomics; I really love this kind of symmetrical dotting and I find myself using it in nail art over and over.

On top of that I used Barry M’s Gold Foil and lasty a dot of China Glaze’s bright green Running In Circles.

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Style and candy for the heart

It’s Green Wednesday over at Vacker&Underbar’s today and I have a manicure that barely looks green for you…

Usually I’m not a fan of asymmetry but there are rare cases when I’m either OK with it or actually like it a lot… This one is the former. I dotted some kind of combination of a medallion manicure and something else on top of Essie’s dark, dark green Stylenomics with Gina Tricot’s light blue Candy Mint and Misa’s purple Total Eclipse Of The Heart.


Essie’s Stylenomics

Essie’s Stylenomics was sitting all alone in a clearance bin at H&M. I don’t own any almost black greens and decided this had to be the one. The formula was not fantastic but decent enough. It was relatively easy to apply, opaque at two coats and dried reasonably fast.

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Incognito Vines

It’s Green Wednesday over at Vacker&Underbar’s and my stash of posts with green polishes is getting pretty thin tbh… Time for some new green themed nail art I think πŸ™‚

Getting tired of nail art based on Orly’s Ancient Jade yet? I truly hope not as it’s hereΒ  to stay πŸ™‚ on top Essie’s emerald green Going Incognito was used for the floral stamping. I really like stamping with similar colors like this!


Golden Heart

Ahh… I decided Catrice’s brownish charcoal Steel My Heart needed some gold in stamping with Barry M’s Gold Foil. I mattified it even more with a coat of Essie’s matte top coat Matte About You.

Unfortunately almost all of the micro glitter in Steel My Heart disappeared when I applied the top coat and it looks a bit less interesting buuut I love how good Matte About You looks πŸ™‚


Essie’s Going Incognito

Essie’s Going Incognito is a lovely emerald green creme leaning on teal. I just LOVE this color and it actually was on my wish list a long time before I finally ordered it πŸ™‚ so pleased to finally be able to use it both by itself and as a base for nail art.

Application was good although the formula was a bit on the thinner side and tried to escape and pool at the cuticles. Fully opaque at two coats and dried reasonably fast.