Happy Memorial Day!
Hopefully everyone is enjoying their long weekend. Memorial Day weekend is a very busy weekend in Charlotte because of the Coca Cola 600. I’m not a NASCAR fan (I know very little about the sport) but I do make a point to get up to Speed Street which is a three day festival uptown. This year I lucked out and a band I really like, Parmalee, was playing on Friday night.
Today my family is having a little cook out so I’m looking forward to that.
All that was just an excuse as to why I decided I needed a red, white and blue manicure. I went pretty simple with this manicure and started with essie Private Weekend as my white base. Then I added Finger Paints Red, White and Hue to the base of my nails and topped that with a matte top coat (Pure Ice Frost Finish Top Coat).
The matte finish really made this manicure.
As always, there are swatches under the jump.
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I like to call this kind of manicure the lazy girl’s way to fix a chipping mani. The inspiration for this manicure came from a picture in a recent Mark catalog. I was already wearing essie Pret-A-Surfer and really love the color. Unfortunately some fairly aggressive gardening didn’t do my manicure any good and I […] Continue reading →
I believe this is the last polish from essie’s summer 2015 Peach Side Babe collection I have to review. That means there was only one disappoint from the 6 piece collection; Private Weekend. Because Salt Water Happy is perfection. essie describes Salt Water Happy as a sugar-sweet Atlantic blue. Well, I don’t know if y’all […] Continue reading →
I find doing my nails to be so therapeutic. It’s a way to get a little bit of “me time” and nothing adds a little cheer to that time like a glitter nail polish. After I did my nails essie Private Weekend I wasn’t loving my manicure. To cure that I topped essie Private Weekend […] Continue reading →
Oh hey. It’s Alli. Back with another manicure that involves polka dots! I’ve always had a thing for polka dots but ever since I ordered a new set of dotting tools from Amazon I’ve been going a bit polka dot crazy. For this manicure I really wanted the polka dots to look like they were […] Continue reading →
Katie knows me well. This polish was one of the few still hanging out in my magical bag of polish Katie sent home with me when I went to visit her in Richmond. I haven’t been into glitter as of late but Wink, Wink, Twinkle looked so lovely in the bottle I finally decided to […] Continue reading →
Good news! I’m still obsessing over my balcony garden! So much so, that I was feeling a bit sassy this morning and decided I should have an actual green thumb(nail). My Gecko does Tricks is my fourth and final choice from OPI’s Hawaii Collection for Spring/Summer 2015 .For a collection that seemed “just okay” at […] Continue reading →
It’s about to get weird here at TDV. Again. Last month I reviewed the Purederm Fingernail Mask and at the time I thought that was weird. Y’all. The hand mask is SO MUCH WEIRDER. But so fun at the same time. I ran across this hand mask on the Forever21 website. I was shopping for […] Continue reading →
Y’all. I am so sad about this polish. SO SAD! I thought I was going to love Private Weekend. The description essie came up with is so lovely: pristine and pretty. sparkling and crisp. infused with subtle shimmer, this radiant white is a lovely luxe getaway from the everyday. Sounds gorgeous. Makes all my nail […] Continue reading →
Oh hey, PISTOL polish. It’s been awhile! If you don’t know about PISTOL polish let me give you a brief overview. PISTOL polish is a local, Charlotte company that started as a subscription based nail polish company but has now expanded to direct sales. Their polishes are vegan, 5 free and made in the good […] Continue reading →