Thursday, March 25, 2010

KOTD: Essie Lilacism with spiders!


Hi everyone. I was recently inspired by nihrida's mani here and decided to do one myself! Everyone in my class yesterday made a big deal about it. My classmate sitting next to me looked at my nails and asked loudly, "Are those spiders on your nails?" Of course everyone then turned to look at me. One classmate said I had beautiful nails while another said she loved whenever I wear green. I felt flattered and kind of embarrassed! I don't think I realized how much people notice my nails. Now I'm not sure if they all think I'm unique and cool or a freak!

This is 3 coats of Essie Lilacism. Application was pretty good. It was easy to work with - not too thick or too thin - but I did find it streaky. Three coats took care of all the bald spots and streaks and it dried super fast with Diamont. I used Konad Plate M1 and Konad Special Polish in black for the spiders. I love the idea of sweet purple mixed with scary spiders, especially since I've seen 2 HUGE spiders in the last 2 days in my apt. Ah, the joys of summer!

Direct sunlight:



The spiders on my thumb smeared a little, unfortunately. I'm still looking for a good topcoat to use over Konads (I used Barielle Manicure Extender with this and it typically works well but sometimes, like in this case, it smears).

Thanks for looking!

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18 comments:

Jackie S. said...

Love the color...hate the spiders...eek!

jaljen said...

Wow. That spider looks so real! I love it.

Scandalous said...

I love this. Your nails look awesome

nihrida said...

This spider is way better than the one on my M28 plate. Gotta get this one...
Great mani! =)

ANSTAH said...

Your nails are gorgeous! I love the color, the spiders scare me =[ I'm not a huge fan of creepy crawling things. If I sat next to you in class and saw those on your nails, I definitely would have jumped two feet in the air. They look so real!!!! HAHA

mKat said...

I think it looks great! :) Love the fact that your colleagues thought so too. :)

Brooke said...

Love this color, love the inspiration (Nihrida rocks!), and loving the spiders!! very cool.

WizardsOfBling said...

Awh, You know your cool! Love the Essie and the spiders! A sweet lilac polish and a big black spider! Awesome!
~Sylvia

kittytokaren said...

Lilacism is smashing on you!! The spiders are so realistic - I thought there was a bug on my screen when I opened PoP!! I think the contrast is really great. :)

<3 kittytokaren

R3Beauty said...

Your nails are to die for! The color is perfect on you! But ugh the spiders make me itchy! HA!

Delaynee said...

That is great.. Such a pretty girly colour then BAM spiders.. Speaking of which, I had a nightmare involving spiders the other night.. Creepy! Love this though!

Rhea said...

Luv this mani!

Lucy said...

Pretty sweet shade of lilac and then the scary spider. I'm loving this manicure. I just love when someone yells out and everyone turns to look at you. Jerks! But then again everyone sees how pretty your nails are.

NY*NAIL*DIVA said...

VERY HOT!

Piff said...

Jess - your nails are looking GORG!

Arrianne said...

I LOVE the spiders! I hate when all the attention is brought onto me, hehe.

ShortAndSweetNails said...

Love the whole thing!

laquermanic said...

Lilac with spiders!!!! I totally love it. *woot*

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