ps: I recently found the absolute perfect colour for my wedding toes...will reveal more about that shortly!
For now, I'm obsessed with Essie's pretty pale lilac-y grey colour Master Plan. Although we do get some Essie shades here in Canada - it's not nearly the selection I found in Target in Grand Forks so of course I went a little crazy. Right after I painted my nails i was drinking a blueberry banana smoothie and low and behold - they were almost the exact same colour so I couldn't help but snap a pic!
I love how it's neutral enough to pair with almost any colour of clothing but the soft violet undertone keeps it from looking too washed out. It's extra pretty on the toes with deep brown leather sandals...or on the fingers with a vivid coral top. It's definitely my new everyday colour...
My top tips for painting pretty nails:
- Never paint the cuticles, stay on the nail even if it means you don't cover the edges...it looks cleaner and grows out more gracefully!
- Paint two super thin coats instead of one thick one (hey! it's just like furniture!)
- If at first you don't like...try, try again! Have fun with colour - after all, it's not permanent. My rule is bold on toes, neutral on hands...but even I'm veering into bright new territory!
- Soak cotton balls in polish remover for the easiest removal and remember to wash your hands with soap or the next coat won't adhere well.