Alessandro Peppermint Patty and funky butterfly’s

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Mint color is really on the move. If you told me that couple of years ago, I wouldn’t be thrilled by the news … luckily my love for the color changed over the years. :silly:

In the last few weeks I wore more blue-green colors. So it was time to reach for green-blue nail polish. And even though Alessandro Peppermint Patty is right in between pastel blue-green and green-blue, it’s still more blue than the shades I wore in last couple of weeks.

Alessandro Peppermint Patty bottle

Alessandro Peppermint Patty (bottle)

It applies similarly as majority of pastel shades. Loaded brush, as little strokes as possible and 2 coats get the job done.
Tip: if I ever mange to make a mess (aka bold spots) with pastel nail polishes, I put on fast drying top coat, wait couple of minutes, apply the third coat where needed and then cover the third layer with fast drying top coat. If I skip the first top coat layer, I tend to get pretty messy third layer. Something maybe worth trying for those of you who are like me and don’t have steady hand. :silly:

This is not creme nail polish, but the shimmer is so tiny, that you don’t really see it.

Alessandro Peppermint Patty swatch by Parokeets

Alessandro Peppermint Patty (swatch)

Color is really gorgeous and for some reason I kept picturing butterfly’s over it … so I stamped few on. :cute: I chose black stamping nail polish (old Essence one) because I wanted to make few shiny butterfly’s with Finger Paints Twisted flakie … and black is the best base if you want to achieve the maximum effect. Dark blue would be even better, but I don’t have one for stamping. :think:

Alessandro Peppermint Patty, Finger Paints Twisted, H3 fauxnad

Alessandro Peppermint Patty, Finger Paints Twisted, H3 fauxnad

Few things I learned from this manicure:

  • paint inside the designated line or you could end up with yellowish stains that are really not attractive … even if base “looks” clear it doesn’t mean that it is;
  • if you’re not sure if you have enough top coat on the brush or not, go with the instinct and load more top coat on it.

How do you like the nail polish and what do you think of my butterfly heaven?

P.S. If you think that you see flowers in this mani – you are mistaken. Those are only flower like thingies in my fantasy land. :cute:

* I received Peppermint Patty for review from Alessandro Slovenija

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  1. KimsKie's Nails

    March 25, 2012 at 00:15

    ♥ this color and ♥ the butterflies too!

  2. nail crazy

    March 21, 2012 at 23:02

    bazna boja je savršena, manikura ti je upravo genijalna :stars: :bow:

  3. MissDoll

    March 19, 2012 at 19:52

    Metuljčki so zelo kjut na mint podlagi :wink:

  4. Anja

    March 18, 2012 at 13:38

    Zelo lepo :wub:
    Če bom danes imela čase te bom skopirala :naughty:

    • Gejba

      March 20, 2012 at 19:56

      Si kopirala? :silly:

      • Anja

        March 23, 2012 at 15:59

        ni mi še zneslo :( še danes in jutri sem do 21h v službi in ne bo časa za konadiranje :(

  5. Nicole

    March 17, 2012 at 20:45

    love the little butterflies <3

    • Gejba

      March 20, 2012 at 19:56

      Aren’t they cute? :love:

  6. Binara

    March 17, 2012 at 19:40

    Soooo cute <3, and a beautiful blue. :sigh:

    • Gejba

      March 20, 2012 at 19:55

      Definitively interesting shade. :love:

  7. Ulmiel

    March 16, 2012 at 19:56

    Oooo, čudovito! :wub: Prelepa manikura, ah, metuljčki! Danes sem videla prvega letos, cekinček je bil, mi je polepšal dan. :love:

    • Gejba

      March 20, 2012 at 19:54

      Že? :w00t: Meni se še kar izmikajo. :angry: :biggrin:

  8. Sandra

    March 16, 2012 at 18:37

    Waw! Kok je lepa barva!

    • Gejba

      March 20, 2012 at 19:53

      Se strinjam. :wub:

  9. Anutka

    March 16, 2012 at 18:35

    Genius! I love the idea of putting the flakie over black stamping!
    I love how this turned out :)

    • Gejba

      March 20, 2012 at 19:53

      Glad you like it. :happy:

  10. Lendoxia

    March 16, 2012 at 17:17

    :love: super su leptirici, jos s flejkijima divota :sigh:

  11. Nuša

    March 16, 2012 at 16:23

    Kako čudovita barva!

  12. sia

    March 16, 2012 at 14:13

    ooooch… these butterflies are sooo cute :)

  13. Taya

    March 16, 2012 at 13:35

    Tole je pa res zelo lep odtenek. In metuljčki so prekrasni. :wub:

    • Gejba

      March 20, 2012 at 19:44

      Res je krasen, metuljčki so pa kar sami skočili gor. :silly:

  14. anka.rakitovac

    March 16, 2012 at 11:45

    zelo lep in zanimiv odptenek. metuljcki res pasejo zraven in to s krpicami si se prav dobro spomnila. na zacetku sploh nisem opazila, da so krpice :) to bo navdih za mojo naslednjo konadikuro :yes:

    • Gejba

      March 20, 2012 at 19:44

      Če boš kaj fotkala … prilepi link. :nails:

  15. purple_rain

    March 16, 2012 at 10:55

    Vaaauuu, metuljčki s krpicami! :stars: Kolk je pa tole luštno!

    • Gejba

      March 20, 2012 at 19:43

      Ni preveč “kiči”? :biggrin:

  16. rinca

    March 16, 2012 at 08:53

    vauuu, čudovita barva in še bolj čudovito štemplanje!! :stars:
    a je odtenek iz kakšne LE ali je iz redne linije?
    moj NOTD je ChG Flyin High in se ne morem odločit ali je modro-zelen ali zeleno-moder :biggrin:

    • Gejba

      March 16, 2012 at 09:05

      Redna linija. :yes:
      A niso hecni ti kameleončki? Samo malo spremeniš osvetlitev, pa se barvi že zamenjata. :biggrin:

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