Wednesday, April 4, 2012


It's no secret that I have a weakness for green nail polishes, so when I saw Essie's Navigate Her, it was a case of must have.  It reminds me of OPI's Gargantuan Green Grape which is somewhere in my collection and I'll compare as soon as I take the time to locate it.
The color is a yellowed green and while it is super sheer on the first coat, it's opaque but goopy on the second.  You can see the brush streaks that didn't wouldn't even out in the first photo.  I didn't want to add to the problem so  did not try to use a third coat. 

 I decided to mask the streaking by adding two coats of Zoya Opal which added a lovely opalescent blue green effect. 
 Then it seemed only logical to add a blue and green dragonfly to my accent nail.  I used a dotting tool and black acrylic paint for the body but then decided it was a bit too  stark so I added a bit of no name blue over those.  The wings are teardrop shaped crystals in a similar shade of green that I purchased from my local nail supply store.   I adhered them using nail glue rather than polish and they have lasted for three days of work. 
The look is fun and springy but still simple.  I like the dimensional effect that using the crystals and different colors for the body had on the overall look.

Thanks so much for stopping by and reading, until next time, take care of yourself!


  1. Oh wow, i LOVE THIS! I have a blue dragonfly tattoo on my wrist :p Im gonna try this. This really is beautiful :)

    1. Thank you, I'm glad you like it so much, it's so simple that I think you'll really enjoy it if you try it.

  2. This mani made me smile....I love bugs on fabric and manis and other things...just not on me, lol.

    1. I love them too, I have a collection of bug fabrics and pins.


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