Happy first day of Spring!! The days are getting longer, warm weather is just around the corner, and I’m kicking off the weekend with bright spring nails. Can it get any better? I mentioned in my Essie Spring 2015 review that Garden Variety and Flowerista were made to be worn together, so I used them for a scalloped nail art look.
Essie Spring 2015 Nail Art
I’ve seen this easy nail art technique on social media before but have never given it a go. I wasn’t in the mood to wait for my base coat to dry so I could use tape, vinyls or sponges, which makes it the perfect time to try a scalloped look. It’s a technique made for the lazy nail artist, like me.
I knew I wanted to use Essie Garden Variety and Flowerista but needed a third color. I tested the blue-grey Petal Pushers but it felt too moody and dark. Incorporating Blossom Dandy was just right.
To get the look, I used three brush strokes with a slightly curved trajectory to make the color swoop a bit. If you used a polish brush with a curved tip, like Nails Inc or Sally Hansen CSM and Insta-Dri, it would definitely be easier. But, that’s pretty much it. Three strokes with one color and then repeat with the second, just below the first. It’s not perfect but I love it.
I mentioned picking up this Rebecca Minkoff “Happy Hour” Cory Pouch in my Spring Accessories post and it pairs perfectly with this look. Make sense since she is involved in creating the Flowerista collection.
The Essie Spring 2015 Flowerista collection is available now at salons and mass retailers nationwide. You can find it online at Nordstrom.com, Target.com and ULTA.com. Essie nail polish retails for $8.50/ea. For more info, visit Essie.com.
What are you wearing on your nails for the weekend? Do you have a spring mani planned to celebrate the end of winter? Will you give this scalloped look a try?