Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Essie Marshmallow + A Cut Above

Today, I have a simple glitter gradient, along with the reviews of the polishes I used, to show you! It was inspired by the many pictures of pretty cherry blossoms I saw on the blogs I follow and my instagram feed several weeks ago.

A Cut Above is a rosy-pink glitter in a clear base, but the glitter bled into the base and tinted it pink. It's best used as a glitter topper. I used a makeup sponge for the glitter gradient so there would be a higher concentration of glitter and lower amount of "clear" base. I sealed the glitter gradient with 1 coat of top coat.

Marshmallow is a white jelly. I'm surprised to find myself using it quite often! The jelliness makes it delicate so it's a great choice if you want to wear white nails. I used 3 coats, but it was still patchy. You'd need around 4 coats for an opaque finish. The formula was thin, but otherwise good. It dried shiny. No top coat.

Thanks for looking! See you on the other side of the day!


1 comment:

  1. What a pretty gradient! Love the glitter too.