See? Doesn't it remind you of sunsets, cocktails, beach vacations and all that?
To create this look I started with a base of Essie Bump Up The Pumps. I scored this one along with Jump In My Jumpsuit and Jiggle Hi, Jiggle Lo with a nice discount a while back, and I just couldn't resist these lovely shades ^^. So Essie Bump Up The Pumps went first, it's such a creamy and opaque shade! I barely needed 2 coats and it applied buttery and easy.
I wanted to prevent my fingers from a lot of messy polish so I used my El Corazon Cuticle Defender around my nails, applying this also gave my basecolor some time to dry.
The gradient was created using Essie Jump In My Jumpsuit. It took around 2 rounds of sponging to get a nice and even result. These shades blend so nicely! But, just a gradient wasn't what I had in mind, so I grabbed BP-19 because I liked the leafy design on it. My stamping polish is China Glaze 2030. I'm always amazed at how different the design looks before and after topcoat - the topcoat brings the metallic shade to life.
Using the Cuticle Defender made for such little clean-up, I wasn't even annoyed with the metallic bits getting everywhere. Amazing!
Isn't the result just fabulous? I loved wearing these nails and actually wore them for 3 days straight - that doesn't happen too often with me!
What do you think of this look? Would you have added stamping to the gradient as well? Tell me in the comments!
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