August 29, 2010

Ocean Flowers

I thought this looked nice and summery.  This is 4 coats Essie Turquoise & Caicos on all but the ring finger.  On the ring finger is 3 coats Essie Blanc.  I stamped the white onto the teal fingers and attempted to stamp the teal onto the white finger... but failed, lol.  I added the flower shaped goodies on top on the white finger only.  I love the color of Turquoise & Caicos, but it's so sheer!  I hate putting on 4 coats of anything, it feels wasteful.  I was disappointed in the pigmentation of that one.  The Blanc isn't all that opaque either, but at least it's a regular 3-coater.  And I can see where I stamped it!  Lol.  It kinda gave a tonal effect to the stamping that I didn't anticipate.

I liked this mani, but I didn't love it.  I think it could have been done with similar colors in my collection that are a lot more opaque and less annoying.  Sorry, Essie, this one didn't win me over.  Add more pigment and you'd have a winner!

5 comments:

Twister said...

Very cute :)

Midge said...

@twister - thanks! :)

Enamel Girl said...

very pretty! i only have a few Essie's but T&C is one of my favs. sorry it didn't work out for you.

Melanie said...

I'm your new follower. Really like your blog! Maybe you could check out mine sometime: www.melaniesnailpolish.blogspot.com

Midge said...

@enamel girl - thanks! I agree it's an awesome color and I was psyched to get it, just disappointed it was so sheer. oh well, it's still a great color tho!

@melanie - welcome! and thank you! :)

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