It's spring - woot finally! Despite the snow and cold weather I'm in the mood to celebrate. The felicitations include things like cupcakes, cold Blue Moons laced with orange wedges, and seafood. Does anyone else fantasize about food when the weather changes? Lol I feel like a freak, but I do it every season. At any rate today I have some springy nail art for everyone. I chose to break out my severely underused Sugar Bubbles plates and two new polishes from Essie's Spring 2014 Collection, and created something slightly different from things I've done in the past. I hope you like it!
Basecoat / Topcoat: CND Stickey & Poshe Fast Drying Topcoat
Base Colors: Essie Fashion Playground and Romper Room
Stamping polish: Konad Special Polish in Red, Mundo de Unas, Sally Hansen Instadri in Fast Fuschia and Jade Jump
Stamping Plates: Sugar Bubbles SB009, SB011, and SB013
Accents: Pueen Cosmetics Neon 2mm studs
Fashion Playground is a pale mint green crelly finish polish. I was surprised to find a crelly hiding out in this collection since Essie hasn't released any in quite a while. I was able to build it up to opacity in 2 careful coats. Romper Room is a pale pink creme polish. I own a lot of Essie pink polishes. The formula on this one is the similar to all the rest flawless and self leveling. Opaque in 2 thin coats. I also used this polish as the color for the frosting on the cupcake. I had mixed feelings about this pink in terms of it washing my skin tone out a bit, but what do you think? I also had cracks develop in the frosting. I'm not sure why that happened but I sort of like the effect...
My Sugar Bubbles plates are going to start getting more of a workout these days! The quality as I have found in the past is excellent. The images came out so crisp with effortless transfer. I will say one problem with being a plate addict is never having enough time to use all the plates I own. If I had to guesstimate these days I'd say my collection is around 800+ plates (just a bit insane) lol! In any case I hope you enjoyed this sweet spring mani! Thanks so much for reading and see you next post...