What’s on your nails? – Essie Carry On

Tonight is our town’s local goth-industrial dance night!  I usually wear brights or reds in the summer, but for tonight, I felt like getting my goth on, so I got out this great black-plum-red color, Essie’s “Carry On.” I think this may still be in stores, but I bought it last fall.  It is definitely still sold on their website and many other sites.  This is reminiscent of Chanel’s Vamp/Rouge Noir, only more on the plum side than the burgundy side of black.  I hate to hear they re-released Rouge Noir last year and I wasn’t paying attention, because they now go for $150.00 on eBay.  Thanks, Uma Thurmond.

  
What’s on your nails? 

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Manicure of the Week

I got some really cool nail polish in this month’s Ipsy bag – Essie’s “Fashion Playground”. It is a neutral toned sea green (or as I like to call this particular color, Art Deco Green) with a subtle shimmer. It goes on a bit streaky, so I needed three coats – but ended up with beautiful coverage. And after a top coat of Seche Vite it is positively glassy and beautiful.

  
A while back I picked up some interesting looking nail decals from Sinful Colors – a mehendi inspired design with intricate swirly paisley designs in a shimmery bronze. For $2.99 why not? I’ve been looking for a color to put them over and decided this would be great.

   
 
Now it really looks Art Deco, which isn’t what I was expecting from a Far East pattern. Love it. I wonder if they’re limited edition (gut instinct says yes).
They go on really easily and stay put, especially if you put a top coat over the top. They are clear and cover the whole nail, they’re not cut-out decals.

These pics were taken after an 8 hour shift at work — stayed perfect and put up to the abuse?! Two! Barista approved.

These are probably a limited edition but I’ll definitely try other Sinful decals after these turned out so nice!

What’s on your nails? Essie For The Twill Of It

So, I’ve been under the weather, so no posts in a couple of days, but last night I managed a home mani-pedi!  I used Nailtiques #2, Essie’s For The Twill Of It, and topped it with Poshe fast drying top coat.  This nail polish is an amazing multi-chrome with hints of teal, magenta, and silver-brown.  In some lights, it appears gunmetal.  It came out 2 years ago, but if you can’t find it, supposedly Peace & Love & OPI by OPI is nearly exactly the same.

  
I really wish I could capture all the colors in this amazing polish better!

What’s on your nails?