July 4th with EssieThursday, June 30, 2011
I created my July 4th mani with a few of my favorite Essie polishes.
This is an amazing red. I think it is a true red, without leaning too far to either the cool or warm side. So, it should work really well for most skin tones. It is highly pigmented and I could *almost* get away with just 1 coat!
This has always been my go-to color for at home french manicures. It is more ivory than white, so perfect for avoiding the "I'm in 3rd grade and just painted my nails with White-Out" look. While it can streak like most whites, it does seem to be easier to manipulate than most whites. It took 4 thin coats to reach opaque, but it comes across as the "just right white" that I was looking for.
A mid-tone blue with a little bit of same color shimmer, this took only 2 coats to opaque