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Essie Fall 2014 Striped Nail Art for #ManiMonday

By on September 29, 2014
in Essie, Fall 2014, Mani Monday, Nail Art
Essie Fall 2014 Striped Nail Art via @alllacqueredup

Essie Fall 2014 Striped Nail Art

First, thank you to everyone who commented, emailed, tweeted in response to the post about my baby Loki. I can’t tell you how much it means to me. I’m still reading through everything, it’s hard to do all at once, and responding but the support is amazing.

That being said, it’s #ManiMonday and when I shared the Essie Fall 2014 collection, I mentioned how I thought Take It Outside would make a great nail art base and that I wanted to pair it with Style Cartel and Fall In Line. So today, I pulled out the straight Nail Vinyls I purchased, but haven’t used yet, and The Perfect Cover Up for a fall striped look.

Essie Fall 2014 Striped Nail Art

While this look is very simple to create, the main ingredient is patience. The hardest part of working with tape or Nail Vinyls is waiting for the base color to dry. And due to the amount of times I’ve had to start a nail over because I was an eager beaver, I let Take It Outside sit for an hour before applying the tape.

That ended up being perfect as I was able to pull up and reset the Nail Vinyls with no issue. Using multiple sizes of straight Nail Vinyls I applied Fall In Line, Style Cartel and The Perfect Cover Up with the bottle brush, wiped really well, swiping from side to side. I LOVE how they look together!

Fall Stripe Nail Art for #ManiMonday via @alllacqueredup

Essie Fall 2014 Striped Nail Art

Fall Stripe Nail Art via @alllacqueredup

Essie Fall 2014 Striped Nail Art

Essie Fall 2014 Nail Art via @alllacqueredup

Essie Fall 2014 Striped Nail Art

Nail Vinyls Striped Nail Art via @alllacqueredup

Essie Fall 2014 Striped Nail Art

Striped Nail Art using Essie Fall 2014 via @alllacqueredup

Striped Nail Art using Essie Fall 2014

The Essie Fall 2014 collection is available now at salons and mass retailers nationwide and online at, and Essie nail polish retails for $8.50/ea for a .5oz bottle. Visit for more info.

NailVinyls are available online at A set of 200 Variety straights retails for $6.

What are you wearing for #ManiMonday? Do you use Nail Vinyls or tape for straight lines in nail art? Will you give my design a try?

Disclosure: Product samples were provided by reps for Essie. I purchased the Nail Vinyls. Affiliate links appear in this post. When you purchase through an affiliate link, you help support this site. For more info view my Disclosure Policy
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  1. Lisa N. says:

    Awesome stripes! There perfect for fall.

  2. Amy F says:

    These colors go together nicely. It also has a nautical feel to it.

  3. Oh wow, this is too funny! I came up with almost the exact same manicure today using the Essie Fall polishes too!! :) Great minds think alike!

  4. This is so gorgeous. I would never have the patience to do something like this, though.

  5. This looks great !!!

  6. JeanneP says:

    I just have to tell you….NOBODY has nicer nails than you do! They are awesome!! Thank you for all you do showcasing this fabulous nail art! Makes my day and I just wanted you to know that!!

  7. Julia says:

    Love the samples you posted. I believe I am going to buy a set of minis.

  8. Stephanie Smith says:

    I love this manicure! I’m not usually a fan of nail art, but yours is always chic and fun. I’m going to order some of those nail vinyls today!