beauty: how to make sheer nail color opaque

essie minimalist and illamasqua monogamous

One of my new favorite nail colors is Essie’s ‘minimalist’, which I’ve mentioned earlier. This nail color is almost perfect except that it requires 3 coats to get an opaque finish. That’s simply too much work. A quick fix for this is layering with a base opaque nude color. Here I’m wearing one thin coat of Illamasqua ‘monogamous’ (a natural opaque matte nude color) with one coat of Essie’s minimalist on top.  The base color disappears while the top color stands out minus any annoying uneven sheerness.

beauty: new favorite color ‘silk negligee’

silk negligee OPI nail color

I think I’ve found my new holy grail nail color!  It’s O.P.I.’s “silk negligee”, a lovely opaque cream color with just the slightest pink undertone.  This is big news, because the last time I was this excited about a nail color, I ended up wearing it daily for 2 years and went through 3 bottles of that stuff (it was Essie’s “Jazz”).  Silk negligee is a sophisticated elegant solid color that has ‘young modern power woman’ written all over it.  Love love love it!