Monday, August 6, 2012

Mani Monday

After several weeks of lighter, brighter hues on my nails I decided this week it was time to go dark. I have a horrible habit of buying almost black nail polish, that once on your nails truthfully might as well be black. They always seem so promising in the bottle. C'est la vie! 

This week I started out with two coats of "Carry On" by Essie. In the bottle it's a lovely rich deep plum color, but two coats on your nails and, you guessed it, might as well be black. No worries though, one more coat of "It's Genius" also by Essie and we're back in business. This violet and gold shimmery hue is relatively sheer as a single coat and brightened up the almost black to a nice golden plum.