As you may be aware, Essence’s Sand Effect polishes recently made it to South Africa. There are 3 shades – a nude, a red, and a dark grey – and all 3 got added to my collection. Today I’ve done some nail art featuring the red, Me & My Lover.
I started off with 2 coats of Tip Top Nail Addict Baby Cheeks, which I’ve swatched previously here. I then added the striping tape in a crossing pattern and added 2 coats of Me & My Lover before removing the striping tape. I think these colours look amazing together and I like Me & My Lover a lot more than I expected to. Finally, I added some pearls I have from the Born Pretty Store. I really thought the pearls brought it together and made these nails very elegant – far more elegant than the type of nail designs I usually wear! I got the basic design idea from this guest post by Lacquer: the best medicine on XOXO Alexis Leigh (both awesome blogs, by the way!), although I switched up the colours and used the pearls instead of rhinestones. I loved these nails! What do you think?