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Tropical gradient

Hi hi! I can’t get my hands off the turquoise colors lately it seems. It’s just such a bright, happy and classy shade, I simply love it. So obviously I couldn’t resist doing a gradient. I used several colors..

As a base there was Etos Effect Nails nr 22 with Essence Glisten Up on top. I gave that some time to dry and then started sponging with Sephora Teeny Bikini (lol). About halfway the nail I sponged with Essie Turquoise & Caicos and the upper part of the nail was sponged with Rimmel Sky High. I finished it all with another coat of Essence Glisten Up and voila, c’est ça! Flakey goodness! Combined with clear rhinestones this tropical cocktail is ready to drink! (does it show I need a holiday to some sunny place far far away? ugh)

The ring was a cheapy from a dutch jewellery store called Six and was only 4 EUR. I bought it last week and I so love it 8-) Enjoy the weekend!

Turquoise & Caicos

Last week I got great news, I had won my first giveaway ever! I received the beautiful Essie Turquoise & Caicos from Ilja @ beauty-polish.blogspot.com (a beauty dutch site). It’s a two-coater but I thought three was even slightly better. This color is actually the most pretty turquoise I have seen so far. The brightness may cause some difficulties when trying to match outfits lol, but it most definately looks great combined with black (but then again, what doesn’t!).

I took imageplate m71 and some greenish rhinestones to spice up the design a bit. I’m not really fond of the result, the colors don’t match at all! Aw well, a lesson learned for the next mani ;) Take care!