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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 with 9 Comments
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.
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Essie Fall 2014 Dress To Kilt Swatches & Review

By on September 17, 2014
in Blue, Brown, Essie, Fall 2014, Gray, Green, Red, Teal with 6 Comments
Essie Fall 2014 - Dress To Kilt via @alllacqueredup

Essie Fall 2014 – Dress To Kilt

Fall tends to be a time when brands start to bring out the shimmer but for Essie, Fall 2014 is all about luxe, saturated cremes. Dress To Kilt is a palette of six shades that blends rich autumnal hues with dusty neutrals that can be mixed and matched for nail art or simply worn in all their creme glory.
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Top 10 Tuesday – Best Nail Polish Brushes

Top 10 Nail Polish Brushes via @AllLacqueredUp

Top 10 Nail Polish Brushes

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As important as it is for a nail polish to have a great formula (smooth, pigmented, streak-free), it means nothing if the brush you use to apply it isn’t up to par. The two definitely go hand in hand, which is why, when the Top 10 Tuesday crew decided to focus on brushes, I opted to hone in on my favorite nail polish brushes.
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The Best Base Coats for Every Nail Need

Best Base Coats for Nails

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When I put together my list of current Favorite Top Coats, many of you requested to hear about the Best Base Coats in my arsenal. I actually have more top coats than base coats and that’s because I tend to stick with my tried and true faves. I test new things, of course, but, for the most part, these have become my staples.

To make sure I have all your bases covered (pun totally intended), I am sharing my favorites for long-lasting wear, ridge filling, treatment and specialty polishes.
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Essie Summer 2014 – Striped Gradient Nail Art Tutorial

By on June 19, 2014
in Essie, Nail Art, Summer 2014 with 5 Comments

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When I posted my #ManiMonday nail art featuring shades from the Essie Summer 2014 collection, a reader suggested I make a video to show how I created the look. Done! And if you can’t see the video above on your device CLICK HERE.

Is this a technique you would try at home? If you recreate this look, tag me on Instagram or Twitter. I’d love to see your take on it!

Essie Summer 2014 is available now at salons and mass retailers nationwide and online at Kohls.com and Nordstrom.com.

Disclosure: Product samples were provided by reps for Essie. 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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