Hello 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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This has got to be one of the most un-Alli like manicures ever but oddly I kind of love it. I present to you my Thanksgiving manicure. The base is deborah lippmann Ya Got Trouble from the I’ve Gotta Be Me 15th anniversary set. I added a little bit of extra sparkle with Essie Summit of […] Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
At this point I likely sound like a broken record but Essie Fall In Line is truly one of my favorite releases from Essie in ages. I realize that doesn’t even make much sense; it’s a creme polish. There’s nothing super special about it. I just LOVE color. So, predictably, I was wearing it recently […] Continue reading →
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 →
I can’t remember exactly how I came across this video from essie; it may have been in an email or I may have just been browsing essie’s website. But either way, I could NOT get the look out of my head. I had to recreate it. In the video essie uses Sand Tropez and Wicked […] Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
It’s a chilly weekend in Charlotte but that’s not going to stop me from talking about this wonderfully spring/summer esque manicure! I picked up LA Colors Craze at the Dollar Store and it’s a total steal. The unique combination of glitter won me over and while I like it on its own I think it’s using […] Continue reading →