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Edgy nail art inspired by SoNailicious

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Hiya! So while I’ve been quiet over the past few months on the blog front, I’ve been able to still see so much great nail art about. I’m always amazed by what people come up with! So when Maria at SoNailicious posted her edgy spring nails I knew I would have to recreate it. Maria used three polishes from the new OPI New Orleans Collection, but I used three polishes I thought “popped” together well. They are: W7 Barbie Pink, Essie Saturday Disco Fever and Models Prefer Teal Ya Later. Plus, I am stoked to say I freehand drew all the lines! Check it out below.

SoNailicious-inspired nail art by Dry, Dammit!

SoNailicious-inspired nail art by Dry, Dammit!

SoNailicious-inspired nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Maria also had a pretty cool looking thumb nail but I didn’t end up recreating that, even though I think it’s awesome. To get the striping right I finally invested in some good-quality striping brushes, which you can find here. I’ll have to do a review on just those! If you’re keen to recreate Maria’s look, visit her website for a tutorial on how to do it. It’s really simple and fun. Thanks for reading!


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Essie Jamaica Me Crazy

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Today I’ve got Essie Jamaica Me Crazy to show you. This is one of the two Essies I own, the other being Fair Game. I think the colour is a few years old now too, I’ve seen reviews of it from 2011. Essie is now sold at Priceline in Australia so it’s pretty accessible now, the only problem being it comes with a way over-the-top price that really doesn’t inspire me to buy more – AU$16.95.

But, moving on. Jamaica Me Crazy is a magenta shimmer polish. It really does have a pretty shimmer to it. What you see below is two coats with a top coat of Seche.

Essie Jamaica Me Crazy by Dry, Dammit!

Essie Jamaica Me Crazy by Dry, Dammit!

This is a really pretty summery polish to wear. Plus, it has a totally different look from the other shimmers I have, I think the shine to it is more “neater”, if that’s a thing at all. The polish was also easy peasy to apply.

Essie Jamaica Me Crazy by Dry, Dammit!

Essie Jamaica Me Crazy by Dry, Dammit!

Essie Jamaica Me Crazy by Dry, Dammit!

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Priceline
  • Cost: AU$16.95
  • Volume: 13.5ml
  • Coats to opacity: Two

If you follow me (click the link or search for @drydammit) on Instagram I showed you these nails last week. Sorry I didn’t bring them to you sooner, since then I’ve had a bout of gastro and have felt really under the weather. Back to work tomorrow though so (fingers crossed) I should be alright. Also, you may have noticed I cut the length of my nails! I had to, the breakage on my right hand was starting to annoy me. I just have two pesky nails that love to break. I have also since trimmed them right down and made them more oval as opposed to square. I hope you like them when you see them next. Thanks for reading!