Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Pastel Skittles Mani ft. OPI, Essie, Pure Ice, and Shimmer Polish

Hi There!  I hope you had a great weekend.  I thought I'd pull out some of my favorites and create a skittles mani.  I have been wearing this for 4 days now and it's still going strong.  
I used Essie Lady Like (rose), OPI Thanks a Windmillion (sage), Shimmer Polish Irene (glitter), and Pure Ice Kiss Me Here (grey). 
Essie Lady Like OPI Thanks A Windmillion, Shimmer Irene, Pure Ice Kiss Me Here
I think each of these colors are great picks from each brand.  They are all opaque in two coats and apply so easily.  
OPI Thanks a Windmillion reminds me why I love OPI so much.  The brush, consistency, and wear time are all second to none.  Not to mention the awesome shade of sage green....love it!  Here is a post where I compared Thanks a Windmillion to other sage green shades.
Essie Lady Like OPI Thanks A Windmillion, Shimmer Irene, Pure Ice Kiss Me Here
Essie Lady Like was also very opaque in two coats and very easy to apply.  The brush is a little narrow, but I had no problem with control.  Lady Like is a perfect name for this beautiful rose shade.
Essie Lady Like OPI Thanks A Windmillion, Shimmer Irene, Pure Ice Kiss Me Here
If you have been reading my blog for a while, you know I LOVE Pure Ice Kiss Me Here.  It is such a perfect grey and goes well with so many other colors.  It's also a perfect base for various glitter toppers.  Bonus...it's affordable and easy to find (I found mine at Wal-mart).  Here are some of the looks I have done with Kiss Me Here.  Base for Jordana Cosmic, Knock Your Socks Off, Base for Fully Turqued, Joe Guidice Inspired Mani LOL,  Fall Nail Polish Picks, Grey Comparison Post.
Essie Lady Like OPI Thanks A Windmillion, Shimmer Irene, Pure Ice Kiss Me Here
Shimmer Polish Irene is my idea of the perfect accent nail.  It's opaque in two coats and so sparkly and pretty.  I see it as a more "mature" glitter.  It doesn't have the big chunks and is a nice subtle champagne.  It's great.  I also used Irene on my 4th of July Mani.
Essie Lady Like OPI Thanks A Windmillion, Shimmer Irene, Pure Ice Kiss Me Here
As always, let me know if you have any comments or questions.  I hope you have a great week!  See you soon :)

36 comments:

  1. Gorgeous skittle manicure! My nails have been naked for a few days so I really need to paint them :)

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  2. So pretty! I absolutely *love* Lady Like...and Thanks a Windmillion needs to come live with me. :) Take care!

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  3. Definitely not a color combo I would have thought of on my own but I love how the almost dusty undertones pull everything together. This is awesome Essie!

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  4. What a stunning combination, the colors go together perfectly!

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    1. Thank you very much. And thanks for taking the time to comment.

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  6. This is so pretty...I am really loving the Shimmer glitter.

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    1. Thanks. I know, I love that glitter. It seems to go with anything!

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  7. The whole thing looks gorgeously understated and zi can see why you've been content to rock it for a few days... I'm particularly loving that Shimmer, and you've reminded me I need to wear that lovely grey again soon.

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  8. Lovely! I need to try more skittles!

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  9. Such a pretty skittles mani! The colors you used go so well together... soft, but with enough color to be interesting! Love this! :D

    ~ Yun

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  10. Lovely! I love the colors you used. OPI Thanks a Windmillion is one of my faves!

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    1. Thanks! I agree, Thanks a Windmillion is one of my favs to. I don't wear it enough :(

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  11. Lovely mani! I love the sophisticated color combo :)

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  12. This is what I'm talking about! These muted cremes all go so well together for a gorgeous color palette!

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  13. so pretty!!!
    I just love your blog so much!!:)
    xoxo
    Ann-Marie

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  14. Hi Essie, I hope you are doing fine - thinking tons of you :-)!!! I love your beautiful skittle - it is so essentially Essie!!! You have a way with colors!!! Très chic :-) <3

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    1. Thanks. Yes, I am doing good. Thanks for thinking of me:)

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  15. The Shimmer polish is so pretty! The whole look is great :)

    Lozzie x

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