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Theme Week: Untried Polish – Essie Shimmer

This was my first time wearing Essie ever! I thought they were a little streaky on the first coat, but evened out nicely. And this is four untried polishes for me, yeah stash bashing!

Essie Merino Cool (brown/taupe creme)
Essie Pretty Edgy (kelly green creme)
Konad Special Polish in White
China Glaze White Cap (gold shimmer/glitter?) 1 coat on accent nails

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Looking at it today, I would only do Konad on the accent nails and skip the glitter in the future. But it was great stamping practice (so hard to get the image straight)!


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NOTD: First Milani Manicure

The first Milani polish that I used, from the 3D collection, was the green, Hi-Res. I really like it and this mani was also my first attempt at Konad, with a few cute butterflies done in Bijou Blue, a navy shimmer Wet ‘n’ Wild Wild Shine polish.


I learned that I should wait a teensy bit longer before putting on my topcoat (Seche Vite), I had a bit of bleeding from the Konad.  And that I love holos.