I love the way a crisp white mani/pedi looks, especially in the summer time. It can be tough to find a white nail polish that is opaque and doesn’t leave your nails looking streaky. I’ve been using the Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel ($7) in Iceberg lately and I really like it. Two coats give great coverage and it takes a bit longer to chip than the average polish (I can get 2-3 days out of this even without a top coat). This was a limited edition winter shade but they have a ton of spring/summer colours in everything from pastel pink to a deep emerald-green.
First I applied a base coat (Essie Grow Fast Base Coat) and then used two coats of the Avon Iceberg shade. You don’t need a base coat but I felt like applying one just to try to get a few extra days out of this manicure. The key with the Avon polish is to wait a few minutes before doing the second coat. If you do you’ll find the drying time overall is much faster.
I added dots for some extra detail using Essie Stylenomics. I wanted to use black but I realized I don’t have any black polish currently in my collection (reco’s for good ones? Let me know in the comments!) Stylenomics is a super dark green so it was a good substitute. I probably should have used a dotting tool but I was feeling lazy and decided to just use the brush. Fortunately it worked out and the dots came out relatively consistent!
I was going to apply a top coat (I’m currently loving Julep Oxygen Performance Top Coat) but I didn’t want the dots to streak so skipped that step.
This was a super easy nail look that looks a lot more fancy that it really is. Trick people into thinking you’re a nail pro and try this look for yourself : )
* Available now from your local Avon representative or online at www.avon.ca