NAIL ART: Mint & Gold

If you checked out my MINTSPIRATION COLOUR CRUSH post, you might have noticed the lovely, Essie Mint Candy Apple Essie polish.  I love love love it!

I picked up a bunch of nail art supplies recently when I was in Miami (I'm still a beginner, but it's super fun), and got these great little gold studs (have them in black too)!  I love the look of the mint and gold together.  Such a great combo.

This was super easy to do:

I used one coat of the mint, because it is really creamy and opaque, and I don't like the polish to get too gloopy.

I then used tweezers to pick up the gold studs/sequins, and place in a diagonal design across my nails.

Added one coat of my top coat, and voila! Complete.  Took about 10 minutes, tops.

I've tried using the pyramid studs before, and found that these flat circular studs work much better!  I've had them on for 3 days, and have only lost one.  Plus, they will be great for some polka dotted designs.

USED: Essie Mint Candy Apple, Nicole by OPI Top Coat Plus, gold studs/sequins