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Mani Monday: Flower Power!

Today’s mani was inspired by the one day of spring-like weather we had last week and the spring-like weather Chicago is supposed to have this week! My nails started painted ‘She’s Picture Perfect’ from Essie’s Resort 2012 collection that I picked up at the beauty show.  When I first saw the color I thought it was pretty similar to Lilacism or Nice is Nice, and even Play Date.  However when you compare them side by side- She’s Picture Perfect has almost a periwinkle tint to it, with the surprise of iridescent pink shimmer. The shimmer is very subtle- almost unnoticeable except for when light reflects on the bottle and hardly has any reflection when painted on the nail.

So for this mani, the hardest part was deciding on what colors to add.   I had all these new colors from the beauty show that I was just dying to use but obvi had to narrow it down.  Once I touched up my base mani, I used Konad plate m57 and started placing the flower stamp randomly on each of the accent nails.  I began with the lighter colors first and layered the darker colors on top.  The colors I used (in order) are  China Glaze Yellow Polka Dot Bikini, Essie Sure Shot, Essie Go Overboard, and Essie No More Film.  Sure Shot and No More Film are also from Essie’s Resort 2012 Collection.  I placed a fleck of glitter in the center of each flower using my dotting tool and Essie Set in Stone and topped it all off with a little Seche Vite Dry Fast top Coat.

Here’s a comparison of similar Essie colors-From left to right: Lilacism, Nice is Nice, She’s Picture Perfect, and Play Date

I tried to get a pic of the iridescent pink shimmer in She’s Picture Perfect- which was surprisingly hard to capture.  Here’s the best shot-

And without further ado- the Flower Power Mani!

Is it spring yet?