Thursday, February 2, 2012

Ring in the Bling

Essie's Winter collection, Cocktail Bling, had a stunning assembly of colors that complemented each other beautifully. I regret not buying a couple of the others, but the one I did make sure to get was Cocktail Bling-- a pale grey creme with a subtle blue quality.

I also recently found a couple of the new Finger Paints flakies, and decided to layer Flecked (greenish flakes) as well as China Glaze's White Cap (gold bling) over Cocktail Bling, to gild the lily so to speak. And love love love it.

This is a creme I don't think I'll tire of. It makes me think of delicate Lladro figurines and ladies in elegant 50's dresses. As it happened, I was watching 500 Days of Summer while doing this mani, and loved all of the dresses Zooey Deschanel wore in a similar shade. I feel like, in the movie, it acted as some kind of color cue for when they were happy and really connected. Very much enjoyed this combo, and the movie!