Tag Archives: Essie Find Me An Oasis

Glitter Toppers

Who doesn’t love glitter toppers? Killjoys, that’s who. And we’re no killjoys here on the world wide web, am I right? Right.

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This was a fun one. I topped Essie Find Me An Oasis with Lemming Lacquer Babytown Frolics, from their Archer collection, which has the best names ever. Babytown Frolics is a mix of large circle glitter, square glitter, star glitter, hex glitter, and micro glitter, some holographic and some not, in a clear base. It’s perfect for layering, and I felt this would look cute over a pastel color. I think I was right. 😉 This was one coat, and it didn’t need to be manipulated much if my memory serves me.

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Oh gosh. It’s September and I’m only now posting this manicure from St. Patrick’s Day… unless you follow my Instagram, and get all my updates as they happen. 😉 This is Zoya Ivanka topped with Pop-Arazzi Hit The Goldmine, a gold metallic microglitter. This was so, so blingy and eyecatching! The gold glitter and gold glass fleck shimmer play off of each other and shine so bright.

Thanks for stopping by, come back for more very soon. 🙂

-Aley

Find Me A Guava!

It’s weird; in the last year or two, I started unconsciously paying attention to “seasonal” colors. I just don’t feel in the mood to wear dark wine red, burgundy, purple or brown colors in spring or summer. Since it’s spring, I’ve found myself reaching for lighter or more vibrant colors. Also, I’m sporting stubs since I apparently can’t stop breaking my nails. 😦

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First is Essie Find Me An Oasis, a pale, almost white blue. It’s definitely more of a sky blue, as opposed to leaning more periwinkle or purple like Essie Virgin Snow. This was one regular coat topped with one fairly thick coat, but you’ll need three if you tend to do thinner coats. I got a lot of compliments on this mani, haha.

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And gosh, this color freaked my camera out well and proper. I needed some serious color correction to make my hands look not quite so dimmed-out. This is Fresh Paint Guava, a neon corally-peach. Application was easy, and I used three coats if I recall correctly. Also, it glows hot orange under blacklight!! And for only three bucks, I’d say that this is an affordable must-have. If you’ve got a Five Below in your area, do pick this gal up, because she’s fabulous.

That’s all for today! Thanks for reading, my lovelies! ❤

-Aley

The Return: A Whole Lotta Essie

Aaauuaugh I hate not being able to blog!! I’ve been so busy lately that my poor blog’s been neglected. 😦 But I should have a little more time now that there won’t be any major holidays for a few more weeks… (I had a lot going on for Halloween, haha.)

I have a couple of nail art designs from, like… months ago? It’s been a while haha.

Eeeeeww please don’t mind that one random cat hair. It was stuck to the sponge I used for my gradient, I think, and I didn’t notice it on the nail. :/

This first mani uses all Essie, except for the white base. On my pointer, pinky and thumb I used Essie Saltwater Happy, which is pretty periwinkle blue with an adorable name to boot! This was two coats, and the formula was impeccable—I made a note of that because I know Essie is known for having… not great formulas for light colors like this one.

I didn’t have actual chevron nail vinyls, only stickers meant for french tip designs. Vinyls would have been easier to use, I’d wager, but I managed. Then I sponged on a gradient with Essie Find Me An Oasis at the top and Essie Bikini So Teeny at the bottom. These are both pretty sheer so I wouldn’t recommend them for sponging, it was poor planning on my part. 😛

Then I have this gal here, which was my first attempt at doing the saran wrap technique—painting a base, then blobbing on a few different colors and pressing down on it with a piece of saran wrap so it all blends and swirls together. I used Hard Candy Prep Squad, a pale lavender, as my base. Then I blobbed Prep Squad on top along with Find Me An Oasis (again!) and Essie Cascade Cool, a light, slightly lavender-toned dusty pink.

Did you know that white polishes meant for french tips are actually great for stamping? It’s because they’re thick and are meant to be opaque with one swipe. I can’t imagine having done this design with any other white. I used Color Club French Tip (per the fabulous Simply Nailogical’s suggestion) and I love it! It’s not perfect, but I’ll improve with some practice. The stamping plate is BM-XL16 from Bundle Monster.

That’s all I’ve got for today! I promise to be more active around here in the coming weeks~

Thanks for reading!

-Aley ❤