Well I knew it was going to happen sooner or later… I would want to paint my nails with that new orange polish from Essie before my hands got a tan. It happened last night. I was fishing through my polish collection and I just kept coming back to it. I wanted to use it again but I knew if I gave myself a complete neon manicure I would just end up hating it 3 hours later and I wasn’t about to go through that again. So I decided to mix it up a little bit. I was going to use my new orange polish, just not all at once.
I mixed three of my current favorite shades: Fiesta, Orange, it’s Obvious!, and A Cut Above. All from Essie.
I started with the basic, painting all of my nails except for the ring finger with Fiesta, the bright and punchy pink. Then I went back and filled in my ring fingers with Orange, it’s Obvious. I applied two coats and let my nails dry completely.
On my ring fingers I added A Cut Above. I tried to apply it so it looked like the glitter was falling down my nail. I applied one coat to half my nail, let it dry, then went back and added another coat to just the top quarter of my nail. Once I let that dry I added just a small amount to the tips. I’m not 100% sure I accomplished the look I was going for, but I kinda dig it regardless.
Before the glitter.
So I’m pretty happy with the way this turned out. I really love hot pink & bright orange together and this was a great way of tapping back into my neon orange obsession without going overboard.
Funny story about these colors… I love them so much together that I wanted them to be the colors for my wedding. One night, my maid of honor and I are sitting in Dunkin Donuts, sipping hot chocolate, talking details about the wedding and I told her I wanted my theme to be hott pink and orange. She looks around… crinkled her nose like she just smelled something terrible, and goes… “Like…… Dunkin Donuts colors?” womp womp. That was all it took to make me change my mind, and fast. haha Honestly now I think I would have been able to pull it off, but better to be safe than sorry, right?
Anyway.. just a nice little side note. Felt like sharing. So this is my manicure for the week. Let’s see how long I last before I switch to my other new obsession… sky blue!