Hey, reader! Happy Monday! Today’s mani reminds me a lot of an older one, where some glitter on just a couple nails was a fashion statement. Man, accent nails seem so quaint now. For this look, I used Julep’s Dianna and Lynnderella‘s Seven Swans Swimming.
It’s been a long time since I’ve worn a creme unfettered like this, and I have to admit, I really like it. Cremes are so underrated. I used to pass over them so often, but when you really think about it, they’re the perfect finish; they’re color and shine and nothing else. This shade in particular, Dianna, has been a ton of fun to wear so far; it’s that perfect midcentury modern robin egg blue. Like I said, underrated.
I chose Seven Swans Swimming for my accent because the shimmery blue base it’s in was about the same color as Dianna, and some of the glitters are, too. The glitter mix is fantastic in this polish; pink and white are the perfect companions to robin egg blue, and the shapes add a lot of variety. I know the snowflake doesn’t quite belong there — tomorrow’s high temperature is 83 degrees F — but it’s cute. It’s kind of mid-mod, too, now that I look at it. It could be a classic winter in Florida mani as well — winter motifs in summer colors — that’s mid-mod too, isn’t it?
The following photos were taken in direct sunlight. The fine shimmer in Seven Swans Swimming gets washed out, but you can see the glitter in greater detail. You can also see the shine of Dianna in all its glory.
Seven Swans Swimming is available from Lynnderella.com. Julep is sold in stores.
I love love love this mani. The base shade, essentially Tiffany blue, is my favorite color, and the topper is different from your standard topper
Oh, I knew it reminded me of something! It’s totally a Tiffany blue!
OMG, I LOVE this! That blue is amazing and the glitter works so well with it!
That Lynnderella is like a white glitter kitchen sink – every shape – so fun! This reminds me of a Tiffany’s the store. 🙂
I haven’t worn a Lynnderella in years but I love when you find a good undie color for it.
Such a gorgeous mani. I haven’t heard Lynderella in a long time. There’s one I have that I wear every winter, but I haven’t seen it advertised in forever.
I don’t have any juleps but I love that base color.
That creme is such a gorgeous shade!
I haven’t worn Julep in ages, but Diana is a beautiful color!
I love that Snowflake glitter. I would keep a couple of those to use as “studs” or something in Holiday manis.
Man, that is the prettiest blue! it’s perfect for spring!
Ooh this is the perfect mermaid mani!
I love your choice of topper. It made the looks so dainty compared to if your just used the base solo.
I remember when that polish came out. I am not into chunky glitters like that anymore but the base shade is gorgeous!
I still love the look of glittered accents nails, lol! With the extra effort required for removal, one or two nails is plenty!
Thats funny, I typically go for a cream finish manicure, with nothing else if I don’t have time for a little nail art. I love how shiny they look when it’s a good creamy formula 🙂
Lobe that tiffany blue! So beautiful!.?
I meant love lol
I’ll be honest – I love a basic creme! I wear them all the time! This one is gorgeous on you 🙂
Cute! I really like that Julep shade!!
Such a pretty baby blue!
This color is so gorgeous! I wonder if I have this one in my stash.