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 had a few relatively minor chips. I was (of course) running late and didn’t want to leave the house with a chipped manicure so I used the manicure from the Mark magolog as inspiration to refresh my manicure.
Using essie Jiggle Hi Jiggle Low I dragged the brush across the tip of the manicure to make kind of triangle then I filled the rest in. I only needed one coat and because Jiggle Hi Jiggle Low is a metallic finish polish it dried super fast. I was out the door before I knew it!
I really liked the way this manicure turned out and of course the color combinations are endless!
Make sure to check out the swatches under the jump.
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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 →
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 →
Ok, y’all, I freaking LOVE this polish! Pret-A-Surfer is from the essie 2015 Peach Side Babe collection. It took a backseat to Sunset Sneaks and Chillato because those two polishes are right up my alley. So this one is a bit of a surprise favorite. essie describes Pret-A-Surfer as a marine blue but depending on […] Continue reading →
A few days ago I was buying a fancy new hose nozzle at Lowe’s when the cashier could not stop talking about my nail color. While I love talking nail polish with just about anyone it at least confirmed that my obsession with Chillato isn’t totally crazy. Chillato is from the essie summer 2015 Peach […] Continue reading →
When I first saw the polish lineup for essie’s Summer 2015 Peach Side Babe collection I just knew I’d LOVE Sunset Sneaks. I’m really into summer reds; they’re classic and chic. Sunset Sneaks is a soft pink leaning red creme. This polish walks the line of being coral but doesn’t quite get there. And while […] Continue reading →
Oh this polish. Recently essie released their 2015 bridal collection (including a freaking adorable mini set). But in the spirit of something old and something new they also came out with an essie classics bridal collection. The classics collection includes 6 of essie’s most iconic sheer shades that are among the most popular bridal looks. […] Continue reading →
A couple of months ago I was in Old Navy stocking up on tank tops. As I was heading to the register I saw the cutest navy dress with white polka dots and it came home with me. Even though it was a total impulse purchase the dress has turned out to be a great, easy […] Continue reading →
The summer 2015 Peach Side Babe collection from essie has landed. And the colors look so lovely! I couldn’t wait to start swatching. Of course, I figured the first polish I’d try was the namesake for the collection. Peach Side Babe is a lovely coral (or peach) creme. This can look orange but it’s a […] Continue reading →
Years and years ago at this point I purchased my very first deborah lippmann polish and I was SO EXCITED. That polish was Today Was a Fairytale and because of that it still holds a special place in my heart. I like to get Today Was a Fairytale out and use it on occasion. It’s […] Continue reading →