Friday, July 20, 2012

Essie Shelter Island and Nails Inc. Pudding Lane Nail Art

Last Monday, July 16th, one of my blogger friends, Jacki from Adventures in Acetone, gave birth to a beautiful baby boy named Owen. He is just precious! To celebrate his birth, we decided to dedicate our manicures to him! Check out the other manis at the end of this post.

I wanted something special for this one. First I started out with two coats of Essie Shelter Island, which my amazing friend Gina got for me! It is super glossy and squishy, so I didn't want to cover it up entirely. Then I grabbed my Nails Inc Sprinkles in Pudding Lane and freehanded a diagonal line. Then with Orly Stone Cold and Venique Hurray Huarache (another polish from awesome Gina) I alternated dots where the two polishes met. 

I *love* this manicure. I'm still wearing it because I don't want to take it off. I got a lot of comments on it at Sephora and MAC! I can't wait to do this style manicure with different colors. I am always looking for easy nail art!

See how squishy it is? If you plan to wear Shelter Island alone, you will probably need three coats

If you find this color, snatch it up!

Freehanded stripe with Sprinkles

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  1. That is so pretty and baby boy-appropriate, all at the same time! Love!!

  2. I'm awesome like that - hehe ;) Love this! :)

  3. I love this mani - great colors! ♥

  4. Amazing color! I will look for it now!!
    Great mani!!

  5. Such a great idea, I love it!!! I have to use my Sprinkles now! :)

  6. Great mani! And Shelter Island is such a pretty colour!


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