Now that the Blogger Challenge PINK is over, we can go back to normal I’m done with pink for the next days, that’s for sure! It was great fun, especially meeting all the participating ladies, and I hope you all enjoyed it too.
I’ve committed to another challenge though, one that I’m happy to participate in: the 30 days of untrieds! I’ll start tomorrow, but for today I have something else for you: Essie Smooth Sailing. What comes to mind when one hears “smooth sailing”? An ocean spread out in front of you, no wind to stir up waves, just a light breeze to cool off? Well, I had that association when I read “smooth sailing”, and I have to give Essie credit here – they made a polish which looks like the feeling I get when I think about smooth sailing.
Smooth sailing is a mid blue colour, with a hint of lavender in it, and a pearly-silver shimmer finish. I like this shade of blue a lot! Shown here are 3 coats.
I guess you all have seen Smooth Sailing on its own, so I decided to play around with it and add a little twist. I didn’t just want to layer over it, because I like the base colour of Smooth Sailing, so I decided to go for a tape experiment. Having failed at tape manicures many times, especially the ones where I tried to give myself a French manicure, I decided to try triangles. A half-moon manicure would be way above my skills, but two straight stripes of tape couldn’t be too difficult (or, so I thought)? Well, what you see here is the work of a couple of hours. I liked this manicure so much, that I decided to practise, so I hope I’ll be able to show you more of that in the future.
Base colour: Essie Smooth Sailing; triangles: Zoya Charla.I was so excited that I managed to produce some nail art, that I made pictures everywhere!
What do you think about my nail art skills? Do you like this manicure?