Monday, August 19, 2013

Monkey See Monkey Do Monday - French with a Twist

I took advantage of Barielle having an amazing sale a few weeks back to get some new polishes. I only had Elle's Spell from this brand before now, but I honestly love their formula. All four of the new polishes I bought go on smooooooth like butta! But I'm not a review or swatch blog, so that's not what you're here for. :) As the title of the post says, this is a Monkey See Monkey Do manicure, so without further ado, here's the inspiration for today's nails:

Aren't they pretty? Of course, I didn't go with anything so neutral-colored. I used two of my brand new Barielle polishes to recreate this - Myrza's Meadow and Date Night. I officially LOVE Myrza's Meadow. I had to point out all the multi-colour glitters to all of my co-workers. This is one of those polishes that had me wiggling my fingers off and on all day just to see the pretty sparkles. The green is the pale green of early spring, and the glitters are, in my mind, tiny little wildflowers just peeking out in the spring across the meadow.

I used Milani Whitest White and Sally Hansen Celeb City for the detail work. I tested different colors on a sample stick before putting them on my nail - I didn't like the way white looked between the two greens, but the silver alone tended to not stand out enough between the dark green and the already-sparkly-light green. So I used white first underneath the silver and it gave it just enough definition to pop properly between the two.


  1. I love your version of this!! That lighter green is beautiful, I might have to go buy that!