Friday, October 18, 2013

Birthday Weekend Nails

 In the Light                                                         In the Shade
Stumpy nails, boo! Not the best looking nails for the birthday weekend but I had to cut and file them down because they were starting to split and peel. My nails get quite brittle and are prone to splitting and peeling, particularly when they are long so I do need to give them a break and keep them colour free sometimes (including clear nail polish). But! Seeing as it's a special occasion weekend they need to done!

With shorter nails I tend to avoid painting them in bright, bold or dark colours just because I don't want to draw too much attention to them. I have rather short and thick fingers that I don't think look very feminine so when my nails are quite short and round shaped, I prefer a clean and fresher look which I find gives my fingers a more elongated appearance. 

I've chosen a slightly similar colour to what I had on Monday (in 'Miss Matched') but this one is called 'Ballet Slippers'. It's a very pale baby pink with a creamy texture and is not as sheer - I still painted 3 coats though to make the colour more opaque. With such a huge variety of colours and shades, many Essie nail polishes do look quite similar in their bottles. However you will find that they will paint on and dry differently - also depending on the number of coats you apply, they do vary slightly in colour and finish.

Products used:
 - Essence studio nails 24/7 nail base
[Available at Priceline & Target $2.95]

- Essie nail color in 'Ballet Slippers' 
[Available at Priceline $16.95, Various Myer Department Stores or online at Adore Beauty $18.95]

- Essence quick dry topcoat
[Available at Priceline & Target $2.95]

1 comment:

  1. i do like both of these colours. they're very subtle and natural looking which is what i like most. x.