Friday, November 30, 2012

Essie Borrowed & Blue and Stroke of Brilliance

Happy Friday ladies! Have any fun plans for the weekend? The weather has been cold and rainy lately, so I'll probably just relax and enjoy the rain from behind the windows :P.

I really wanted to wear a spring-ish pastel shade, but add a winter twist so I used 2 very complementary Essie shades together :)

What I used:
1 coat Sally Hansen Hardener
2 coats Essie Borrowed & Blue
1 coat Essie Stroke of Brilliance
1 coat Sephora by OPI Matte Topcoat 


Essie Borrowed & Blue Essie Stroke of Brilliance
Essie Borrowed & Blue
 Essie Stroke of Brilliance

Essie Borrowed & Blue Essie Stroke of Brilliance
Essie Borrowed & Blue
Essie Stroke of Brilliance
Borrowed & Blue is possibly my favorite blue Essie polish- it's the perfect baby blue creme. It is fully opaque in 2 coats and smooths out substantially after the 2nd coat. It's from the 2011 wedding collection if I'm not mistaken. Stroke of Brilliance, a recent addition to the Luxe Effects line, is a gorgeous small and large periwinkle glitter in a clear base. I love the look of the baby blue and periwinkle together :). To make the glitter pop, I added $OPI Matte Topcoat. It's pretty good, though I may like my Essie matte topcoat better!

Thanks for stopping by :)
-Shelby


12 comments:

  1. These look pretty together. I have both of them so I will totally try this sometime!

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  2. Nice layering! It looks nice matte. :)

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  3. Oh my gosh I'm obsessed with this! This might be my favourite out of all the lovely layering combinations you've done. Borrowed and Blue is probably my favourite blue polish ever, it's perfect!

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    1. Thank you, Jenn :D !! Borrowed & Blue is sooo gorgeous...I can't wait to wear it more in the spring :)

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  4. Aww, this is too gorgeous, a beautiful layering!

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    1. Thank you, Louise :) I agree, I like this blue too!

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  6. Great combination! The glitters look so pretty against the blue! :-)

    ~ Yun

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