Happy Mani Monday to you! Well, it seems that my dear sweet nails need a little bit of love and R&R. Lately they’ve been breaking and peeling a little more than usual which something that tends to happen when I’m not using a more fortifying base coat for my manicures. Since my recent Chanel polish spree- I’ve been using Essie’s Firstbase Base Coat because I felt like it held the Chanel polish a little better then Essie’s Protein Base Coat– yet it obviously wasn’t helping my nails (even though it held on to that Chanel polish for dear life). So I dutifully applied a coat of the milky base coat and let it work its magic.
After wearing only the protein base all weekend- I needed to change things up. Since it isn’t quite fall yet I took just a baby step into fall colors added Essie Chinchilly as my main color. To jazz this mani up just the tiniest bit I used the zebra pattern from Konad Plate m57 with my Chanel Peridot. Knowing it looks more gold than greenish on me, I thought the coolness in the grey would be a nice contrast to the warmth of the metallic gold. I topped the mani off with the usual SV Dry Fast Top Coat which really brought out the metallic of the stripes. Here is a picture of how it looks with (left) and without a flash.