Today I am wearing Essie Angora Cardi from the Fall Color collection. I stamped cherry blossoms from plate S9 using Konad special polish in white. I couldn't resist adding purple rhinestones to the center of each flower.
Accompanying me to the canal for picture taking was a jeweled peacock perfume bottle with a faceted crystal stopper. At the store each week, I gaze at the cloisonne peacock in the glass, counter display. I adore the fanciful plumes!
The photo above was taken in lower light. The others show the full sun of midday.
I received compliments on Angora Cardi throughout the day. The color exists somewhere between mauve and purple. It has a muted, dusty look that is perfected with a high gloss topcoat. Angora Cardi was easily opaque in two coats. The formula applied smoothly over the surface of the nail.
I love Angora Cardi as a base for nail art. The creme formula smartly offsets the stamping. I did have an unusual experience with the Konad topcoat. I applied a protective layer to keep the design from smudging before adding CND Air Dry to seal the manicure. It was odd because the Konad topcoat went through a matte stage at the tips before drying with shine. I have never seen this occur before with any other polish outside Essie Fall Color. I noticed it with Mink Muffs yesterday as well. It didn't affect the finished manicure at all, but I wanted to mention it for anyone who plans to use these polishes with the Konad.
I hope you enjoyed the manicure and the whimsical prop.
Happy painting, ladies!