Saturday, March 22, 2014

Essence Color & Go Off To Miami Swatch And Review With Nail Art


Happy Saturday!  I hope you have something fun planned that involves spending as much time outdoors.  It's too pretty outside to not enjoy it!

I've been reading that coral has been a popular color choice for this spring, and I'm excited to try it myself.  I use to despise this color, but after wearing it a few times, I understand it's draw.  It's bright, it's fun, and it makes the skintone take on a tan appearance.  I recently picked up Essence Color & Go Off To Miami, a salmon coral that is surprisingly a crelly.  I used three coats here to achieve enough opacity, mostly because it was too sheer after two coats and there were still some visible streaks until the third coat.  It also dries down an orange shade darker than what's seen in the bottle, which for me is a bit disappointing because I prefer pinker corals.  I used a layer of topcoat to add gloss and hasten drying.

Essence Color & Go Off To Miami
Essence Color & Go Off To Miami 

Essence Color & Go Off To Miami
Essence Color & Go Off To Miami 

Essence Color & Go Off To Miami
Essence Color & Go Off To Miami 

Essence Color & Go Off To Miami
Essence Color & Go Off To Miami 

Essence Color & Go Off To Miami
Essence Color & Go Off To Miami 
I really love the name of it, Off To Miami because next week is the Winter Music Conference in Miami, a yearly pilgrimage that I use to make for almost a decade up until a couple years ago when we found out we were having LO.  I really miss those days, and still hope that I can make it back sometime soon.  I guess you consider this mani an ode to that event.

Next, because I had some other pastels sitting nearby, I thought I give a dot gradient a try.  I haven't done one it a while and thought the colors may work well together.  The purple is Essence Color & Go Oh My Glitter!, the green is SH Chartreuse Chase, and the light blue is Rimmel 60 Second Mintilicious.  It didn't work out as well as I wanted to, but it's been a while since my last one so I'm out of practice.

Pastel Dot Gradiant Nail Art
Pastel Dot Gradiant Nail Art
Pastel Dot Gradiant Nail Art
Pastel Dot Gradiant Nail Art

Pastel Dot Gradiant Nail Art
Pastel Dot Gradiant Nail Art
 This reminds me Easter Eggs in a basket, with the purple being my favorite of the colors.  Oh My Glitter! has a lot of shimmer in it and deserves to be worn on its own some point soon.  What color are you looking forward to wearing this spring?

1 comment:

  1. Off To Miami is so bright, I love it! But with the dots, I love it even more. It's so fun and playful. Oh My Glitter is definitely a great polish. I'm sure you'll like wearing it by itself.

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