Sunday, 3 June 2012

Jubilee nails + Essie Chinchilly

With the Union Jack everywhere this weekend I wanted to join in the celebrations by attempting to paint the Union Jack on my nails. Now I don't have a very steady hand and I couldn't find a white nail polish so this is a slightly failed attempt at trying nail designs. I used a tiny thin brush that came with on a nail polish found in bodycare. I just used nail polish remover to remove the colour on the brush and used it for the detailing.

On my other nails is Essie's Chinchilly a new addition to my nail polish collection. I like the wide brush, it is really easy to cover the whole nail with one or two strokes. However I'm still getting used to how much nail polish I should pick up with the brush. Sometimes I can whip off too much and it can get really streaky, but sometimes i can it just right and it looks perfect with just two strokes.

I really like the colour it just seems like a normal matt grey at first, but it just looks a bit more sophisticated with undertones of purple and brown. I did put a topcoat over this (Sally Hansen Insta-Dri), because I just like the look of glossy nails and it just smooths everything over, so even if there were streaks you wouldn't see them after applying this.

Have you tried the Essie's new brushes? What do you think of them?