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Perfect Pair: essie Petal Pushers & deborah lippmann Today Was a Fairytale

Perfect Pair essie Petal Pushers & deborah lippmann Today Was a FairytaleYears 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 still surprisingly on trend though that shouldn’t shock me coming from deborah lippmann.

For this manicure I used just one coat of Today Was a Fairytale over essie Petal Pushers. The lighter gray base lightened the entire look. It was a perfect spring appropriate yet slightly on the dark side manicure. And I just love the mixture of silver glitter in Today Was a Fairytale.

If Today Was a Fairytale isn’t part of your collection no worries; it’s still available on Amazon. The spring 2015 essie Flowerista collection is still available at Ulta.

Make sure to check out the swatches under the jump!


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Orly Key Lime Twist

Orly Key Lime Twist The Daily Varnish Oh hey. Here I am again with a yellowish greenish chartreuse-ish nail polish. I have a problem and I don’t even care. Key Lime Twist is from Orly’s spring 2015 Sugar High collection. I just couldn’t resist trying this polish. But I’m glad I didn’t because I adore this polish. In the bottle I thought […] Continue reading →

SinfulColors Red Tired

SinfulColors Red Tired The Daily Varnish Last weekend I went to a Charlotte Symphony Orchestra KnightSounds concert. It was A Night In New York and it was fantastic. The KnightSounds series is a less formula classical music program than the normal Classic Series programs I attend. So when I was looking for a nail polish for the occasion I thought Red […] Continue reading →

deborah lippmann Terra Nova

deborah lippmann Terra Nova The Daily Varnish Today I’m going to share the last polish in the deborah lippmann Painted Desert collection. The collection features 4 full coverage, neutral polishes (although there is a Sephora exclusive polish for this collection that I don’t have so if we count that one this collection has 5 polishes). All the polishes in this collection are […] Continue reading →

Julep Dawn

Julep Dawn The Daily Varnish After the fail that was Color Club Prickly Pear I was looking for a yellow(ish) polish to lift my nail polish spirits. I spotted Julep Dawn in my untrieds pile. Katie sent this to me last summer and it was the perfect, cheery looking polish. Julep describes Dawn as a citron creme. This is a […] Continue reading →

Barielle Princess Pink

Barielle Princess Pink The Daily Varnish I have to admit that I’m having the best time with Barielle’s Glitter Mania collection. Confetti and Mermaid’s Fin from this collection are absolutely fantastic. I expected nothing less from Princess Pink and it delivered. Barielle describes Princess Pink as a sparkly pink glitter. While true that undersells this polish. Princess Pink has small and large rose […] Continue reading →

Nailspiration: Marc Jacobs Nail Art

Marc Jacobs Nail Art In the comments on my China Glaze Red-y to Rave post Nat and I were talking about mixing nude and neon polishes. That is one of my favorite summer trends. It was big last year and is still around this year. One of my favorite manicures from last summer was my Tried the Trend Nude […] Continue reading →

Color Club Prickly Pear

Color Club Prickly Pear The Daily Varnish Ok. So I just want to say that I really did think I was going to love this nail polish. My love of chartreuse nail polish is well documented on this blog. Every spring when the pollen is EVERYWHERE I get the chartreuse nail polish itch. Plus, I pretty much lived in OPI Life Gave […] Continue reading →