Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Essie Silk Effects Watercolors 'Swept Away' Set

Hello everyone!

For my birthday, one of my lovely friends gave me the Essie Silk Effects Watercolor set in "Swept Away". It looks like this:

The kit comes with a white base called 'White Page', a yellowy-orange called 'Muse, Myself', a hot pink called 'Love Sheen', and a deep purple called 'No Shrinking Violet'. The colours are quite translucent and jelly-like, as they're meant to mimic watercolour paints. The white in the set wasn't my absolute favourite (I found it a bit patchy and streaky), but you could always use a different base colour. 

They can be used in a number of combinations and designs. Get creative! I decided to try some flowers in hopes that spring is here to stay. This is what I came up with:

I'm really pleased with how they turned out and I'm excited to try out some other designs as well. The best part about this look is that you can be a little messy and it will still look great.

Have you tried any of the Essie Watercolors? What did you think? Let me see your nails!