Mani Monday

Here’s what I’m working with today: essie grow strong base coat, essie beyond cozy, LA Splash Aqua Fusion, Seche Vite top coat, and scotch tape.

I first applied two coats of essie grow strong base coat, before moving on to LA Splash Aqua Fusion. I just received this in April’s Lip Factory box, and I love the color in the bottle – there’s a purple sheen to it in the bottle, but it doesn’t translate onto the nail. I still like the color though, it is a pretty robin’s egg blue, perhaps a bit dusty undertone though. It was *hard* to work with though! It’s a little gloopy, so even with going as thin as I could, I didn’t dare go more than two coats, even though there were visible brush strokes. I think I need to thin this one out. I topped it with Seche Vite, since I wanted to add Beyond Cozy on the top of it.

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I’ve been wanting to try a half-moon mani, and I just received essie’s beyond cozy, so I decided to use that. I used scotch tape and my cuticle scissors (the only thing they’re good for, in my opinion!), and one of the nails off a color-wheel to cut around for a uniform look. My half-moons didn’t turn out very uniformly though, but it still looks pretty good. Beyond Cozy is so silvery and sparkly in person, but I couldn’t really get a good picture of it. It looks much more muted in the picture than it is in real life.

I then topped off with another coat of Seche Vite, and cleaned up:

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So that’s what is on my nails today! What do you have on your nails?

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