We have had such rain here for the past few days! Lovely pastels from the Essie Art of Spring Collection have been readying me for the emergence of blooms. I've seen green shoots coming up that are harbingers of crocus flowers. In the community garden, neighbors have been clearing their plots for planting. It will be so nice to visit the garden again as the flowers are greeting the sun.
Today I am wearing Essie Neo-Whimsical. This shade is delicate and enchanting. I've seen much appreciation for Lilacism from the Art of Spring Collection. Neo-Whimsical certainly equals it's beauty. It has a lavender hue with a subtle touch of pink, giving it the possibility to flatter many skin tones. For ladies who have trouble with pastel purples that lean more towards blue or grey, Neo-Whimsical might be a favorable choice.
I stamped the floral image from Konad plate M77 in violet pearl princess polish. The pearls were applied asymmetrically to further the idea of the wind's movement.
Neo-Whimsical is a bit of a fussy diva. The colors I have tried from the Art of Spring Collection take a little more effort to apply than average. The tones are so pleasing, I don't mind. I am wearing three coats of Neo-Whimsical over two coats of a ridge filling base. I used Brucci 2 in 1 Nail Perfection, but any base with a milky tint will accomplish the task nicely. This is a fairly typical method for applying pastel shades from any brand.
Essie Neo-Whimsical was sent to me for review.
Konad plate M77 was provided for my consideration. Konad products can be purchased from ocnailart.com. For a chance to win all eight of the new design plates, please visit the contest post to enter.
Happy painting, ladies!