Summer is almost over, but that doesn’t mean that your nails have to reflect the end of everyone’s favorite time of the year. Nailtini’s Janie Bryant “Garden Party” polish collection offers a last chance to rock light summery colors before the earthy tones of fall take over.
The possibilities are endless with just the four distinct colors that make up this martini-inspired collection. “Admiral Perry”, a vibrant royal blue, “Garden Jubilee”, an iridescent yet rosy bronze, “Blue Carnation”, a powdery blue-gray, and “Blushing Lady” a light pink, are all easily combined to create new looks each time you paint.
Nailtini suggests that painters follow their simple recipe for mixing up the perfect garden party cocktail.
For the best combination one should begin with a base coat, whether it’s a clear coat or one of the four that make up the “Garden Party” collection. Follow up with one or two coats of the color of choice. Then finish with a garnish coat to bring the perfect Nailtini to completion. My personal rule of thumb is to always end with a clear top coat to protect against unwanted chipping.
As with art, there are no rules for how one should paint their nails. A few winning combinations that I crafted with the four colors definitely stand out against the everyday au-naturale look.
The first time around I chose to begin with a base of “Blushing Lady” and I put a twist on the French manicure by using “Admiral Perry” as the tip color. As a result the look achieved was fun and a refreshing change from the usual light pink base and white tips.
Next I chose “Garden Jubilee” as my base, but opted to paint three coats to solidify the sheer color. I repeated the French manicure look with Sally Hansen’s Hard as Nails “Black Out” polish. The result was a professional look that was reminiscent of Chanel’s neutral, yet polished image. The iridescence of “Garden Jubilee” definitely can’t be found on the shelves of any local drug store.
Most recently I gave “Blue Carnation” a whirl and it’s my favorite color out of all four. It’s appropriate for a work setting, but can be dressed up for a funkier look. For more fun I applied OPI’s Katy Perry “Last Friday Night” glitter polish over my original base of “Blue Carnation”. In the future I will be experimenting with “Last Friday Night” over the remaining three “Garden Party” colors.
For the ultimate look, apply “Admiral Perry” as a base coat and follow up with OPI’s “Black Shatter”. At first glance it’s just black and blue, but the cracked look allows for different patterns each time you apply.
Each of the nail polish colors can be removed easily with any nail polish remover. This allows for each clean-up if the paint goes above and beyond onto cuticles by accident. However, beware of painting on humid days; the nail polish will bubble a tiny bit due to the extra moisture in the atmosphere.
“Garden Party” has become a reliable collection of staple colors in my nail polish box.
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