This is a happy/sad manicure, which perfectly describes my current mood. I’m kind of despondent cos of all the stress from school, but kind of grateful for it cos I’m graduating soon
The gray dots contaminate my happy space but it’s a realistic depiction of life because you know, it happens.
Taken in the bright morning light, the base color is 2 coats of Essie Carousel Coral with Orly Mirror Mirror dots. Essie CC is a girly pink coral that works fabulously with cool toned skin, and is definitely not a neon, which was what I was expecting when I bought it a couple years back.
And as for the dots, I must say that Orly MM is my most often used color for nail art and “frankening” polishes because it’s not too light nor too dark. It’s a very suitable and wearable gray for many skin tones, and I’m about half way through my 18ml bottle now! That’s a lot by the way considering I have > 300 polishes in my collection
A friend thought that the gray was actually blue. I think the blue tones in Essie CC had something to do with that. I like looking at my nails from this angle. I’d call this a 4-finger shot from now on!
Ah, smooth, shiny, pretty, and cute. Looking at my nails is making me feel much better