One of my oldest and dearest friends got married recently. She is the first of my girls to take the step into wifedom. and it was a beautiful wedding. Properly beautiful. It wasn't even in this country, that's how beautiful it was. She had her nails done, as brides do, and had selected a Shellac manicure that was a shell pink with tiny opalescent sparkles shot through it. I loved those nails. I've had dreams about those nails. I have created my version of those nails with an Essie/OPI mash up and I'm kind of loving it.
I started with two coats of Essie Naked Truth, which is a peach-toned nude. Nice enough on its own but it wasn't what I was looking for so I went in with a top coat of OPI Altar Ego, an oyster pearl shade that's very sheer on its own but, in this instance, gave me sort of the effect I was after.
It's proving difficult to capture fully the finished effect but trust me, I'm a doctor* and it looks incredibly beautiful, whether you're a bride or not**. If anyone has any recommendations for an opalescent shimmer polish then let me know please. Particles must be Higgs Boson-esque***. Thank you kindly.
* I'm absolutely not
** I'm absolutely not
*** Really bloody tiny