Monday, 30 July 2012

Essie's Mojito Madness

Mojito anyone?

I picked this colour up and knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.  The name inspired me of course.  This is another first attempt for me.  I decided to make half limes at the tips of my nails. I’ve seen a lot of fruit nails and really wanted to try it myself.  I used two coats of Essie’s ‘Mojito Madness’ for the base of my nails. I found the nail polish to be a bit thick.  I don’t think it was a manufacturing problem.  The cap had some polish on it when I bought it and a bit of dried polish around where the lid screwed it on.  It was the last bottle so I took it anyways. 
For the limes I made a semi circle with Sally Hansen’s Xtreme Wear ‘White On’.  This is by far my favourite white.  It’s the perfect consistency for me. I don’t have to add a million coats for it to become opaque.  I made the outside skin of the lime with Revlon’s ‘Posh’.  This was extremely difficult for me.  I used the dotter to make the line. I really need to invest in a good set of nail art brushes.  For the inside wedges of the lime I used Mojito Madness again and for the little seeds I used Sally Hansen’s Mellow Yellow.  I added a top coat to smooth out the finished product.  I’m new to the nail art aspect so I find my designs get a little clumpy. 

Other than the problem with the consistency of my polish was that it stained my nails.  Were talking big time stain. I realize that it is because I didn't use a base coat but even so I don't think a polish should stain as severely as it did :(


  1. omg so cute! and i love that color. great idea

  2. Aw, sorry to hear about the staining. :(
    Gorgeous colour and adorable mani!! :D

  3. Super cute!! I love the fruit nails I've been seeing lately!

  4. This is really cute! I'll probably stay away from this particular color because of the staining. I hate that.

  5. CUTE! I'm not a huge fan of green, but have seen this one numerous times and actually picked it up, but decided not to get it, makes me wanna get it, despite the staining.....

  6. I have this polish too, but I think I received a defective one :( Looks great on you!
    btw: I made it so people can follow me on my blog now :P


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