Thursday, February 14, 2013

Mint Love Nails

Orly Jealous, Much? • Orly Ancient Jade • white liquid acrylic paint
I'm really, really loving some mint green polishes recently (butter London Fiver, Zoya Neely, and Essie Mint Candy Apple, if you're curious), so maybe it's no surprise I chose a pastel mint green as a base on which to scrawl "love". I wanted something fresh and Spring-y and ended up with Orly Jealous, Much? and a few shoddy hearts using Orly Ancient Jade. Have you ever decided to add a little extra to something and then regretted it? That's kind of how I feel about the hearts >:(

It's my first time doing handwritten nail art and the results came out well, I think! I went over it a few times with the white liquid acrylic before cleaning up the edges of the letters with more Jealous, Much? and sealing it with Seche Vite.

Left hand!
Jealous, Much? is a milky pastel mint that goes on a bit sheer; even with three coats, there is visible nail line on the ring finger. And like most pastels, it is a bit tricky to apply: my first two coats were kinda patchy and the third coat smoothed most of it out. Despite this, I do love the polish and I feel like there's something that is just so pretty and elegant about it. I would totally wear this polish to afternoon tea with my lace shift dress and sip my Earl Grey with my pinky out.

What nail polish shade would you write "love" all over?

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