Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Essie Merino Cool with Elegant Rose Decal

As a V.P.P (very pale person) it's SUPER hard finding neutrals that look any good next to my skin tone.  Essie Merino Cool was a great find, a dark taupe with grey tones, and perhaps even a hint of lilac (is it my imagination?) I love this colour, especially in October/November.


Essie Merino Cool Swatch Review


It applies like a dream, two coats and you're good to go.


Essie Merino Cool Swatch Taupe Neutral Nude


I've been eyeing up some rose water decals from bornprettystore that The Nailasaurus has shown on her blog.  I finally placed an order and oh my goodness they're beautiful!  I had a little trouble with the final finish, they look a bit wrinkled even after topcoat so either I need more practice or I'll wear them over shimmery polish next time to disguise it.
After that I added some 1.5mm and 2mm steel coloured rhinestones to the other nails, from THIS seller on ebay UK.


Essie Merino Cool Neutral Nude Taupe Swatch


A super sophisticated, elegant mani!

Thanks for stopping by, 

Arcadia  xx


I purchased all the products in this post, the opinions are my own.