Hello everyone! Today I wanted to share with you one of my favorite manicures that I've done lately. In only 9 short days, the beginning of Spring will officially be here and it cannot get here quickly enough, am I right? I am absolutely excited and ready for Spring to happen so in lieu of the seasons changing, I am preparing myself from tips to toes in anticipation starting with my unofficial Spring color, Essie Where's My Chauffeur? accented with Beyond Cozy to give it a hint of trendy liveliness.
Ever since I first fell in love with Tiffany & Co-esque blue on the nails over four years ago, it's been one of my favorite shades to wear during the warmer months because it brings such a carefree personality to the hands. It can be a little challenging to find the right turquoise to play off your skintone without making it look dull (happens often with blues) but I must say I am loving this one!
Essie Where's My Chauffeur definitely leans darker than the more robin's egg China Glaze For Audrey. It actually reminds me of the color of a real turquoise stone and has a richness to it that is very flattering on my NC30 skintone. There's an underlying warmth to the shade that works well with yellow-undertone skin without making the color look too green. It was also nearly perfectly opaque in two coats and was quick to dry and easy to apply. Here I used OPI Nail Envy as a base coat with 3 coats of Where's My Chauffeur and OPI Top Coat to set it. I'm not too satisfied with OPI's top coat but I'll try to go more into that in a future post. ;)
For the ring finger I applied Essie's Beyond Cozy which I was in love with from the moment I laid my eyes on it. Worrying it could be your typical semi-opaque glitter topper, I applied it over the turquoise base but it's actually very dense and would've been wonderful in 2 coats on a bare nail as well. I'm very impressed with just how gorgeous and opaque it applies and can't wait to use it again! PERFECT accent nail polish with this color!
Readers, do you have a favorite Spring nail color? Do you like to paint an accent nail a different shade? Let me know in the comments!