Many of you may have read this past week that Essie Rae of IHeartPrettyPolish has decided to take an indefinite break from blogging. This was a difficult decision for her, but she ultimately feels like this is the best thing for her life right now. Essie has become a dear friend to me over the past few months. She was the one who encouraged me to start my blog. Her blog was also the very first polish blog I ever followed. I think I was her 27th follower! :) So about 1200 followers later, Essie still always made the time to encourage me in my blogging and just be a good friend in general, even from 1497 miles away.
The lovely Christine of Polished Marvels had the wonderful idea for a few of us to honor Essie in the form of a tribute skittlette. Now you all know I don't do nail art, and even the idea of a skittlette made me panic (I never let on to Christine...LOL), but I just put together some memories of Essie's manis from over the past year and a half, and it all came together. :)
|Essie's Skittlette: Starring Zoya Dannii, OPI OY-Another Polish Joke, Maya Cosmetics Imagine|
Way back before I was blogging and looked upon Essie as quite the nail polish rock star (I still do, by the way), she did a Friday Favorites post featuring Zoya Dannii. Dannii was my very favorite polish for a long time. I thought to myself, "Well, it's official. This girl has great taste." :D I even got up enough courage to COMMENT on the post!
Zoya Dannii is a medium purple shimmer. It's a completely beautiful polish with the usual fantastic Zoya application. I painted my thumb and index finger with Dannii and my pinky bookend with another shimmer, this year's favorite gold, the fabulous OPI OY-Another Polish Joke.
For my middle and ring fingers, I used Imagine by indie company Maya Cosmetics. Essie featured a Maya Cosmetics polish about one week before I started my blog, and I was not very familiar with indie companies then. But per usual Essie, she made the polish look so good that I looked up Maya myself. :) Imagine is a sheer white base with purple and yellow gold satin glitter and some tiny iridescent glitter. Because Imagine is so sheer, I layered it over Zoya Kendal, and oddly enough, it still looked white!
The finished look shows how well the matte satin glitter of Imagine compliments the shimmer of Dannii and OY.
And could I ever "imagine" blogging without having known my dear friend Essie? No.
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Thanks for stopping by. And thanks, Essie. <3