Sheer Classics

Thursday, May 30, 2013

I rarely forgo an opaque nail varnish for a sheerer counterpart, but I'm currently loving this classic Essie combination. I've been wearing bright colours and sparkly glitters for a while, I wanted to wear something a little different.

Like I said, I'm not typically a sheer polish person (the reason I avoid traditional french manicures), yet I still have an arsenal of them in my collection.

For this mani, I combined two Essie shades: Mademoiselle (a light pink) and Ballet Slippers (a pale ivory with a hint of pink). I only used one coat of each. Alone, they're a little troublesome to work with (as with most sheer polishes). Layered, they offer a smooth finish. Plus it's day four and still no chips.

I thought I'd get bored of it quickly, but it hasn't happened yet. It's understated and elegant. It could even be classified as "my nails but better." Couldn't it?

What polish are you loving right now? x

Ps, today's going to be a scorcher. Stay cool, loves!

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  1. Beautiful combo! I don't wear sheers a lot but I still love them!

  2. Wow, that's pretty impressive wear time! Very chic and polished look :)

  3. Looks great! Which color do you put on first? Or does it not matter?

  4. That's very pretty! I find on days that I don't want colour, one coat of Essie's Grow Stronger plus top coat is like BB cream for my nails!

  5. Beauty Blogs & MoreMay 30, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    I actually love sheer polishes, definietly gives off a polished and elegant vibe!

  6. ahh i do the same thing as well!!! :)

  7. Very chic looking! Your nails look so healthy which I guess is the idea of sheers. Lovely!

  8. I go through phases where I really appreciate a sheer look, and other times when I can't stand it! This combo looks beautiful though :)

  9. I'm not sure that it matters... I've always put Ballet Slippers on first and then Mademoiselle on top :) x


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