Manicure Monday: You’re Such a Budapest & A Cut Above

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Not much to say about this one. Sometimes things work out and sometimes they flop. I had grand ideas of painting my nails this pretty purple by OPI called You’re Such a Budapest but felt that it was too plain when I was done. So I went back to my stash and thought hey maybe if I add a glitter it will give it a little more visual interest. So out came Essie’s A Cut Above. I immediately regretted this after painting the first two nails but it was too late to turn back then so I rolled with it and did it anyways. Overall impression: meh. Better luck next time!

Manicure Monday: DJ Play That Song

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So this color….

It’s called DJ Play That Song by Essie. Ok, rephrasing that. The name of this nail polish is called DJ Play That Song and it is by the brand Essie. It’s another love/hate. I generally love the way it looks. Like, if I saw these pictures somewhere I’d think wow, that looks like a nice color I NEED to buy it now. I should add, this not an uncommon thought when I saw any bottle of nail polish I don’t already own…and even some that I do own…. Thankfully I haven’t bought any duplicates yet. Knock on wood. But don’t be fooled by the pretty shell this thing was a pain. Streaky and sheer all over. It took me three coats to get this look which is generally a deal breaker for me. I don’t like polishes that take too long to apply. Two coats and a topcoat is my weapon of choice. Overall verdict: Meh. I’ll use it again but not a favorite.

Manicure Monday: No More Film

There is only one word that comes to mind when I see this color. Inky. I can’t figure out any other way to explain it. It’s such a dark, deep purple color that reminds me of a bad ink stain on a white shirt. Maybe it’s more indigo than purple then? I’m not sure. But, I don’t care. This color, No More Film by Essie, is a dream. One coat and you’re done! I feel like I’ve hit the jackpot with most of my polishes lately. I promise I pick then randomly. I did a little happy dance last night when my nails looked like this immediately after applying. Talk about 5 minute manicure! Hope you love it as much as I do.

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Manicure Monday: Bachelorette Bash

I’ve decided that since I’m such a nail polish-aholic (110-ish and counting…) I’d share some of that with you. I usually paint my nails 2 or 3 times a week so the look is always changing. My colors range from pinks to blues to grays and beyond, I even have a highlighter yellow. Occasionally I’ll take a little more time with my nails and use nail stickers or paint a funky pattern. My nails are my own little mini canvas. If you want to keep up with me and my lacquer, check back every Monday!

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Todays nails are by Essie. This color, Bachelorette Bash, is a dream to apply. Its such an opaque color that I barely needed two coats. I took this last photo during the day which shows the true color a bit better. Enjoy!

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