Essie Jag-u-are (+ wreath nail art)

essie Jag-u-areSometimes I hate having so much nail polish because gorgeous polishes like Jag-u-are get lost in the shuffle! I picked this polish up a couple years ago at Beauty Brands and wore it once. What a waste! I’m glad I’ve resdiscovered it.

Jag-u-are is a gorgeous cherry red packed with gold shimmer. The shimmer gives this polish a lovely glow (or as essie would say….gleam) that makes it unique.

The formula is a bit on the thin side but not runny. I used three coats in my swatches. That being said, my bottle is a black label Essie so it’s possible the new formula is different.

Though Jag-u-are was originally released as part of Essie’s winter 2006 Hot for Spots collection, it is still part of their permanent line.

After I wore this for a couple of days I added a wreath to my ring finger. It is the perfect Christmas manicure! There are swatches of that below the jump.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday. I’d love to know what you rocked on your nails this Christmas!

Alli

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The wreath was super easy to do. I used one of my DIY dotting tools to do the wreath and the bow. Then added a bit of glitter on top of the wreath for some sparkle. The polishes I used are as follows: Sally Hansen Going Green, Orly Rage and wet n wild Speak When Spoken To.

Wreath nail art bottles Wreath nail art

4 comments

  1. I have loved this Essie red for yrs…It’s a go to for me yr round – works great in summer on toes too. I cannot get enough Orly Rage – I don’t have another rose/gold foil…and it just works. I caught it last holiday when Orly did a re-promote of it for a tiny collection they released as NYE shades. Hope both of you have a nice Christmas…uuummmh – ya wonder if anyone is doing polish sales tomorrow? I have seen nothing in ads. All I really need is black jeans that are not boot cut (still have not found anything that fits me right this yr) and some black boots – but i don’t think I am up for going out with the hordes tomorrow.

    1. I don’t have enough Essie reds. This polish makes me want to buy more!

      I haven’t even had a chance to look at the ads yet. I’m exhausted from all the Christmas festivities! But I don’t think I’ll be going anywhere near a retail store tomorrow no matter what the sales are!

  2. I love that gorgeous red! I hope I can still find it I must have that. It has that inner glow, The wreath is cute and now I see how easy it is to do. I think this will be the last Xmas mani I can squeeze in this year before New Year’s.

What do you think?