Friday, September 8, 2017

Essie Core Colors Nail Art

I've got some nail art looks to share with you using the Essie core collection polishes that I reviewed here and here. These were sent to me as part of the Preen.me VIP program and I wanted to see how they would perform for various nail art techniques.
*sent by PR for photography and review*
Essie Core Colors Nail Art

In my package, I also received Essie Gel Setter, which is a plump, gel-like top coat. It did not seem to affect nail art and was nice and squishy looking. The down side is that it is not a quick-dry top coat, so if you are in a hurry you might pick a different one.
Essie Core Colors

The first look used Essie Between the Seats and Tribal Text-Styles for a simple Art Deco-inspired French mani. I used a V-shaped nail vinyl as a template.
Essie Between the Seats and Tribal Text-Styles Art Deco French manicure

Essie Between the Seats and Tribal Text-Styles Art Deco French manicure

Essie Between the Seats and Tribal Text-Styles Art Deco French manicure

Then I tried stamping with Essie Really Red and Bahama Mama over Lilacism using the Uber Chic 15-02 plate, which has a background and floral detail images. The polishes picked up easily, though may not have been quite as opaque as true stamping polishes.
Essie Lilacism stamped with Really Red and Bahama Mama

Essie Lilacism stamped with Really Red and Bahama Mama

Essie Lilacism stamped with Really Red and Bahama Mama

I then tried simple, random dots of Essie Between the Seats over Without a Stitch. I was able to get through almost a whole nail before refreshing the dot of polish I worked from.
Essie Between the Seats over Without a Stitch dot manicure

Essie Between the Seats over Without a Stitch dot manicure

Essie Between the Seats over Without a Stitch dot manicure

For the grande finale, I tried water marbling with Essie Topless & Barefoot, Cascade Cool, Really Red, and Bahama Mama. The polishes spread easily and the medium dry times enabled me to have plenty of time to make a pattern without the polish drying on the water.
Essie Topless & Barefoot, Cascade Cool, Really Red, and Bahama Mama water marble manicure

Essie Topless & Barefoot, Cascade Cool, Really Red, and Bahama Mama water marble manicure

Essie Topless & Barefoot, Cascade Cool, Really Red, and Bahama Mama water marble manicure

Essie Topless & Barefoot, Cascade Cool, Really Red, and Bahama Mama water marble manicure

Essie Topless & Barefoot, Cascade Cool, Really Red, and Bahama Mama water marble manicure

Essie Topless & Barefoot, Cascade Cool, Really Red, and Bahama Mama water marble manicure
I hope you enjoyed these nail art selections using Essie core colors! It was fun to experiment with them for different uses. Do you have a mani that you like best from these?

*sent by PR for photography and review*

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