Hello Loves! It has been a minute since I showed you some Daisy Duo swatches, so let's fix that right now! Esther's Nail Center was kind enough to send me 6 pretties to show you. Daisy Duo gel polishes include a free bottle of matching nail lacquer. The gel polish is LED compatible and offers up to 21 days of chip free wear.
I haven't done much nail art on my own nails lately, I decided that needed to be fixed too. Let's start with some art and finish with the swatches!
Judging by the nice yellow pollen coating on my car, spring has officially sprung here in GA. So I went with some whimsical dot flowers using three of the Daisy Duo gel polishes. What can I say...I just couldn't fit all 6 colors in the same design this time. lol Want to see them? Of course you do.
This design is so easy its almost comical. I started with a base of Greenwich, CN. Then I created a simple flower design by adding 5 dots of Lilac Season and dragging them to the center of the flower. After curing those, I added five more dots with Summer Hot Pink and repeated the drag. I cured again and then finished off with dots of Lilac Season in the center of each flower and random dots in the open area to tie it all together. I think they turned out pretty danged cute!
So, let's talk about the colors. For those who are new to my blog, check out my original Daisy Duo review here and wear test and removal results here.
The base for my art, Greenwich, CN, is a minty pastel green that leans slightly blue. Yep, you guessed it...it drove my camera nuts. This looks pretty close on my laptop screen. On your screen? Who knows! lol Application was easy enough. It is opaque in two coats and self leveled nicely. (excuse the index nail...I sometimes get lazy and skip the capping the nail step when I'm swatching since I'm just going to take it right off anyway)
The next color is called Summer Hot Pink, and boy is it bright! This one freaked out my camera a little too. I would call her a coral leaning neon pink cream. To my surprise, she applied beautifully and is opaque in two coats. Yep, just two coats. For a neon!
The final color I used in my whimsical flower design is called Lilac Season. Despite the very purple label, Lilac Season is a light purple cream with strong pink tones. The matching lacquer is the same shade too, so I don't think it's a fading issue as is common with many purples. Like the other two, application was smooth and coverage is opaque in two coats.
Want to see swatches of the ones that didn't make the nail art cut? Trust me, you really do! The other three Gel Polish and Lacquer sets are glitters! Beautiful, glorious glitters! Fun, fantastic glitters! Ok, ok...I know. Just shut up and show them already. lol
First up is a stunning emerald green called Emerald Quartz. This polish consists of green micro glitters in a sheer green jelly base. Of the three glitters I have to show you, this is the only one that works well as a stand-alone polish in just two coats. I found application to be typical of most glitter gel polishes. Shake well and apply carefully. The glitter load Emerald Quartz is quite nice, though.
This next glitter is called Sunset Crater, AZ. This is a dark magenta glitter with blue iridescent glitter flashes in a clear base. The glitter load is a bit lighter than in Emerald Quartz, so it would need a base color or three coats for better coverage. I swatched two coats here with a little bit of glitter manipulation for more even coverage (in other words, I smushed it around with the brush a bit). Just remember, shake shake shake! The glitters do settle in the bottle. But isn't she pretty!?!?
Finally, Rainbow Falls is an awesome rainbow of metallic glitters in a clear base. It's like confetti on the nail. Much like Sunset Crater, AZ, Rainbow Falls has a lighter glitter load that makes it a great topper in one coat or a wear alone in three coats. I swatched two coats here so you can get a good idea of the coverage. This one also need major shaking and a little bit of glitter manipulation. But honestly, it wasn't too difficult to apply and the result is totally worth it! Just look at all those glitter colors! Blue, red, pink, aqua, green, yellow...I can't even name them all.
Do any of these shades scream your name? If so, you can pick them up for your collection at Esther's Nail Center here. You can also click the name of the polishes throughout the post above to go straight to the listing for that color. :)
*The Daisy Duo Gel Polishes featured in this post were provided by Esther's Nail Center for my honest review. All links within this post are courtesy links and do not benefit ManicTalons.com.