Essie Peach Side Babe Nail Art

I already shared my swatches of the whole Essie Peach Side Babe collection, but I like I said in my swatch post, I really liked the cohesion of the collection and wanted to combine some of the polishes for some fun nail art. I did this really simple look using four polishes from the collection and some nail vinyls from Mi Nails.

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First I used two coats of Peach Side Babe on all my nails except my middle nails as for those I used two coats of Pret-A-Surfer. Then I just used these Mi Vinyls fishtail stencils to tape my ring finger nails and painted the sections with Pret-A-Surfer, Salt Water Happy and Sunset Sneaks.

I think this look shows how well these polishes do go together and I could have actually even used all six of the polishes from the collection for the look and it would have probably still looked really good. The colors compliment each other so nicely! I wanted to keep the mani really simple, so I didn't decorate the other nails in any way, I just wanted to enjoy the pretty shades and have that one accent nail.

I think I still need a little bit of practice using those stencil nail vinyls as my lines are anything but straight. Nevertheless, these vinyls were really easy to use and I didn't manage to make a huge mess with these eventhough the lines are quite thin, yay! I haven't actually even tried to make the fishtail look before as it just always seemed like too much of a work and I'm not really the best in painting straight lines. With these nail vinyls it was quite easy job to do the look and you don't have to layer so many coats over each other as you can just paint one section at a time. Essies wide brush wasn't actually the best choice for these quite small sections, but I think I still managed to do a decent job.

Products used for this manicure
Base coat: Nail Pattern Boldness Digital Hydration
Polishes: Essie Peach Side Babe (2 coats), Essie Pret-A-Surfer (2 coats), Essie Salt Water Happy, Essie Sunset Sneaks
Top coat: Nail Pattern Boldness Digital Flash
Others: Mi Vinyls fishtail nail vinyl stencils

Do you guys like a simple look like this or would you have added some decorations to the other nails too?

*All the Essie polishes and the nail vinyls were provided to me for review. For more information check out my disclosure policy. 

Dotty Skittlette

The other day I once again needed something quick and easy on my nails and I also wanted to use couple untried polishes for a manicure. Skittlette is always an easy way to include more than one untried polish in a manicure, so it suited my purposes perfectly. 

I used two coats of Dance Legend Termo 162 on my thumb, index and pinky nails and three coats of Zoya Bar for my middle finger nails. For my ringer fingers I first did the base with Essie Blanc (two coats) and then I did some dots using of course a dotting tool and the same polishes from Dance Legend and Zoya. Finally I just added a coat of top coat over everything.

I've had that Dance Legend Termo 162 for a while and I actually bought it second-handed and it's supposed to change color depending on temperature or the warmth of your hands and fingers, but it didn't have such a strong color changing effect anymore. There was still somewhat visible change from pink to purple-ish shade, but I think I prefered the pink look anyhow, so I didn't mind that the polish didn't change the color so much.

Zoya Bar is the other polish in this manicure that I hadn't tried before. I bought this one also a while ago hoping that it would be the perfect nude texture polish for me, but unfortunately it looks a bit too yellow on me for my liking. Nonetheless it's a gorgeous polish and I'm pretty sure it would look perfect with slightly different skintone. I used three coats of Bar for my manicure and I wanted to make it look a bit more sparkly, so I added a coat of top coat over it. It's such a chunky textured polish, that the one coat of top coat doesn't take away the texture effect but it makes the glitters shine a bit more.

Overall this was pretty basic manicure, but I still very much enjoyed wearing it for few days!

Products used for this manicure
Base coat: Sally Hansen Nail Rehab
Polishes: Dance Legend Termo 162 (2 coats), Zoya Bar (3 coats), Essie Blanc (2 coats)
Top coat: Glisten&Glow HK Girl
Others: dotting tool