Friday, June 14, 2013

Homa manicure with Essie Shake Your $$ Maker & Bottle Service

TGIF!

Are you excited for the weekend? I surely am! I don't have any specific plans so far, but I am always happy to have two days off - even though I probably should be working on that scientific manuscript I've been trying to finish for ages... Anyways, this weekend I will simply relax and enjoy myself!

This Spring I decided to add some color to my wardrobe as well. So I pulled out this neon pink knitted sweater I got from H&M recently. Call me crazy, but I always tend to match my nails to my clothes (or most of the time I pick my clothes according to the color on my nails). A neon sweater called for neon nails, so I went with Shake Your $$ Maker and Bottle Service from Essie's Neon collection and combined them in a so called Homa manicure.


Who would have thought taking pics of my right hand was so complicated, lol. I ended up asking my boyfriend to take some photos of my hands and I apologize for the blurry part - but I hope you get an idea of a homa manicure ;)
I have seen homa nails several times on Polish Chest and liked the look. I have no idea what "homa" is or means, but you basically paint three nails of your hand in one color and the other two in another color. On the other hand you simply do it the other way around.

To make Bottle Service and Shake Your $$ Maker pop, I painted them over a white base. Then I added two coats of each polish. Sadly, Shake Your $$ Maker was a pain to work with. It's very translucent, which isn't a bad thing per se, but it went on super patchy and didn't level out at all. Thus I cannot see myself reaching for this nail polish very often, which is a shame, because I love the color! It is much more vibrant in real life and my photos are not doing it justice.
Bottle Service was easier to handle and much more opaque. For the final touch I added one coat of China Glaze Matte Magic, simply because I haven't worn matte nails in ages.

What do you think of my neon homa nails? I will surely try other combinations, since it is such an easy way to spice up a manicure.

Thanks for reading, have a great weekend!

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