Did you have a fun weekend? Mine was rather busy! I can’t believe that the holidays are upon us (Thanksgiving is only a few more weeks away??). And although the festive season is essentially here, I’m skipping festive nail art for this week. Instead, I wanted to bring you a cozy work appropriate manicure.
For this look I took Essie’s Coat Couture from their Cashmere Mattes collection. This is a GORGEOUS purple toned ‘greige’ that has an beautiful understated purple to teal micro glitter shift. I tried my absolute best to capture both the color and the shift of this polish, but alas, it was a challenge a bit to great for me I think. These pictures don’t do the color justice, its so much more lovely in person!
The camera was able to pick up a bit of the color shift in the bottle of this photograph. Just beautiful, isn’t it?? Here we see two thin coats of this polish which dried to a satin matte finish without any topcoat.
True to my own fashion, I can’t leave any polish alone without adding a little something something. I grabbed my BC-08 plate from the Born Pretty Store and grabbed the middle loopy scribble print and stamped that all over my nails using Maybelline’s Blue Blaze, a frosty blue toned metallic polish, on all the fingers. I added a secondary stamp using the deep red toned purple color Iris from Zoya onto the ring finger to add a tiny bit more flair.
Although matte looks nice, I felt that the matte finish just subdued the designs too much. I mean I wanted subtle work appropriate nails, but there’s a difference between a ‘ barely there’ design and a totally underwhelming one. With that in mind, I added a nice layer of Seche Vite to my nails to give this look a nice high gloss look and bring out the designs a little. I felt a lot more satisfied with this finish.
Well there you have it! I must say, I have mixed feelings about this look. I adore the polish (and pretty much every polish from the cashmere collection), but I am not completely happy with this. Oh well, maybe later this week will be better.
Thanks for stopping by!