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Elves Like Lilac

I drew some inspiration from Ordinary Misfit for this mani. She picked the essence Elves Like Lilac and OPI She’s Golden and I kind of decided more or less what to do with it. Some of it on the fly. I had been itching to use my China Glaze This One’s For You as well.

 

I started off with my Revlon base coat to protect my natural nails. I painted two coats of essence Elves Like Lilac, a gorgeous purple polish with a blue shimmer, from their limited edition Fantasia collection on all my nails except my ring and middle fingers. I painted those with one coat Sinful Colors Snow Me White as a base for the OPI which is quite sheer. I painted two coats over the Snow Me White to give even coverage. The OPI has a gorgeous gold shimmer. The plan was to paint China Glaze This One’s For You over the Elves Like Lilac, but after painting it on my left thumb I decided to paint it over the OPI instead. The white polish looked very stark and “empty”. I was very happy with the result. This One’s For You has gorgeous iridescent glitter AND a hot pink shimmer. The pink shimmer was a lot more obvious over the Elves Like Lilac which is a pity because it really is gorgeous. Once I had finished that, the purple nails were just screaming for some white stamping, so I tried out all the images on my new essence plate. Stamped with my new white essence stampy polish. Apparently stamping straight is still a skill that I need to learn. Here are the results:

 

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Overall I liked the way it turned out. It isn’t my favourite mani ever, but I didn’t hate it at all.

 

What do you think?

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