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Perfect Pair: Barielle Midnight in Paris and Essie Summit of Style

Perfect Pair Barielle Midnight in Paris and Essie Summit of StyleHello world! Meet my holiday season 2014 manicure. I am obsessed with this combination of polishes and I like that it’s not your normal red and green holiday manicure yet still totally festive.

For my base color I used Barielle Midnight in Paris. The somewhat muted metallic finish of this polish is why I love it so much.

I wanted to add a bit of sparkle (shocking) so I did a glitter gradient with Essie Summit of Style.

These two polishes just work perfectly together. It makes me almost look forward to all the holiday gatherings. Actually, scratch that, nothing can make me look forward to holiday gatherings. But this manicure and some wine will get me through the season!

Make sure to check out the swatches under the jump!


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Essie Set in Stones

Essie Set in Stones COVER It’s hard for me to believe I didn’t pick up this polish until recently. Essie is repromoting Set in Stones as part of their LuxeEffects 2014 collection though it was originally released in 2011. Set in Stones contains various sized silver glitter suspended in a clear base. It is the silver version of Summit of Style […] Continue reading →

Essie Summit of Style

Essie Summit of Style COVER It’s that time of year. The 2014 essie Luxeffects collection has landed. There are 6 polishes included in the display but only 2 new polishes; Summit of Style and Rock at the Top. The others are, Set in Stone (Luxeffects 2011), No Place Like Chrome, Good as Gold, Penny Talk (Mirror Metallics 2012). Essentially what […] Continue reading →

Veteran’s Day Manicure

Veteran's Day Manicure Every Veteran’s Day my brother and I take my grandfather, a WWII vet, out to lunch. He likes to take advantage of the free lunch for veterans many places offer. This year he picked Chili’s. Y’all, I hadn’t been to Chili’s in years and I must say I was quite impressed with my meal. We […] Continue reading →

Essie Jiggle Hi Jiggle Low (+ dupes!)

Essie Jiggle Hi Jiggle Low COVER Essie’s winter 2014 collection is all about celebrating the holidays. For the most part I found the polishes in this collection to be a bit generic. But the namesake polish, Jiggle Hi Jiggle Low, caught my eye. Jiggle Hi Jiggle Low is a metallic platinum with gold glitter. This polish is GORGEOUS and great for […] Continue reading →

Essie – Pinking About You

Essie - Pinking About You Good morning! For Breast Cancer Awareness 2014, Essie released a trio of pink polishes: Pinking About You, Pink Happy, and I Pink I Can.  I passed on two of them, but of course I had to have the pink glitter: Pinking About You. I am LOVING this polish. Pinking About You has multi sized pale pink […] Continue reading →