I used a bunch of colours from Essence new line The Gel Nail Polish. It does not need to be cured under the UV light, you just use it the same way as a normal polish. But it is meant to last longer than the normal nail polish. It is supposed to be worn with The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat and Top Coat, but I didn’t get them so I used other base and top coats.
Now let’s start with the base colour for my nail art. I used KBShimmer – Eyes White Open. I read such good reviews on the web of this white, so I ordered it from Canada. It is better than the white polishes that I have used so far, but not as good as I thought it would be considering the reviews I have read. It was thick and a little hard to work with. I had to adjust my applying technique a bit and then it was OK. The good thing was it applied well around the cuticles and it was almost even when it dried. It was a little streaky, but since I did nail art over it that didn’t bother me.
For the nail art I used make up sponge. I cut it in to small sponges. I held it with my tweezers, brushed on some polish and then sponged this polish on to my nails.
The colours I used here were Essence – Love Is In The Air, Essence – Indian Summer, Essence – Play With My Mint, Essence – A Whisper Of Spring and Essence – Blue Bubble Di Blue.
As you can see on this macro shot I added some sparkle to give this mani an extra touch. For this I used Picture Polish – Holiday. It was released in the winter as a Limited Edition Shade, I think :). It is a beautiful sparkly holographic top coat.
What do you think? Does it say summer or is it still spring? To me it is something in between, a soft transition from one to another.