Good morning! I had received four of Essie's spring/summer polishes in the mail while away and was super excited to play with them when I got home, so I decided to combine them all (along with some Born Pretty Store studs that also arrived while I was away) in this nail art look!
I alternated the base colours on each nail, taped off half, and painted the rest with another colour. After removing the tape, I used a slow-drying top coat and tweezers to apply the square studs. This look was pretty simple to achieve, but looked very striking! Swatches aside, this was actually the first mani that I wore when I got home last week!
The light periwinkle blue is Rock the Boat from Essie's Summer 2013 Naughty Nauticals collection. Formula is a little thin, and requires three coats for opacity. Lovely shade with a beautiful shimmer!
The other three polishes are from Essie's Spring/Summer 2013 Resort collection. The bright teal-leaning-blue is In the Cab-ana, which only needs one coat for opacity if you're careful! Super bright and awesome shade with a fabulous formula! The light pinkish lavender is Under Where?, and is also on the sheer side, requiring three coats for opacity. Very pretty shade for nail art, but unfortunately doesn't really flatter my skin tone. The bright green is First Timer, which joins the bright blue in the almost-one-coater club with another great formula and an awesome shade!
I know I'm pretty late to the party with these, but all in all I'm still really loving them! Essie always comes out with some great cremes, and these will definitely all become staples in my collection. Did you pick up any of these or other polishes from Essie's spring/summer lines? :)