Summer trend reports may come and go, but there are JUST some colour pairings that will never die or fade away. And a pastel blue and white is just that.
Today we're sharing a fun way to add a little super-easy touch of style to a simple pastel polish, using only a bobby pin. It's barely a tutorial and more of a 'the more you know' moment. Trust me.
Now, before I start, a word of caution. While I LOVE Essie polish, their creme polishes are some of my favourites, their polishes are famous for being oddly inconsistent. I have a version of Surf-A-Porter from the 2015 Summer Collection that it dustier than most, and I've seen reds that look RADICALLY different from bottle to bottle. And safe to say, Essie's Mint Candy Apple is one of these weird polishes. MY bottle was a gift from a friend who knew I was coveting it, and it's a light robin's egg/Tiffany blue as you can see from my photos, but on the website it's a minty green!
That said, I do love this blue colour and despite being a bit confused and disappointed about this colour shift, I decided to wear it with pride anyway, just like any other baby blue in my collection.
When it came time to apply this look, I was pleased to discover that despite being a slightly weird colour, Essie Mint Candy Apple had a fairly painless formula. It only took two thin to medium coats to reach full opacity, and I didn't find it too thicky or streaky.
To achieve this polka dot look, I dabbed a few thick drops of Essie Blanc onto a piece of wax paper and used the thick end of a bobby pin to dab into the puddle of Blanc, and then applied the end to my nail.
Well, I GUESS you could also use nail art tools if you WANT, but I had bobby pins so I used bobby pins! Soooo easy!
What's your favourite easy nail-polish hack? I generally use scotch tape and bobby pins to achieve most of my looks because I'm REALLY LAZY. I would appreciate more lazy tips please.