Tape Mani Monday: Essence sand effect polishes

Hi everyone!

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.

essence sand effect me & my lover tape mani with pearls over tip top nail addict baby cheeksI 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. essence sand effect me & my lover tape mani with pearls over tip top nail addict baby cheeksI 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. essence sand effect me & my lover tape mani with pearls over tip top nail addict baby cheeksI 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. essence sand effect me & my lover tape mani with pearls over tip top nail addict baby cheeksI loved these nails! What do you think?

  • http://vmoller.wordpress.com vonimoller

    LOVE

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      😀

  • http://www.pretty-little-nails.blogspot.com Ela

    This’s so amazing! Perfect:))

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you Ela!

  • http://thiskittenhasklaws.wordpress.com Catherine Dream

    I loooove these different textures.
    Also, weirdly, this mani, with pearls made me think of old fashioned slippers…

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Me toooo! Haha, I never thought of slippers, but I like it 🙂

      • http://thiskittenhasklaws.wordpress.com Catherine Dream

        : )

  • http://www.prettytoughnails.com thithi

    Love the texture in this tape mani!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you 🙂

  • http://www.pink-purpledots.blogspot.com Lynette

    STUNNING !! Wow !!!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thanks!

  • http://manisandmakeovers.blogspot.com/ Lothwen (Manis & Makeovers)

    I love this <3

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you!