Tag Archives: Essie


20 Aug

I had absolutely no idea where I was going when I started these nails….I just fished out a tonne of polishes I wanted to use, a make up sponge and got to work.  I quite like the finished result, they kind of remind me of nebula with all the purples and shimmery gold colours!

Polishes used

  • Sinful Colours – Call You Later
  • Sinful Colours – Nail Junkie
  • Sinful Colours – Let’s Meet
  • Sinful Colours – Snow Me White
  • w7 – Metallic Saturn
  • w7 – Metallic Venus
  • Essie – Sexy
  • MaxFactor Mini – Diva Pink
  • Rimmel – Glitter Top Coat

OMD2 – Favourite Polish

10 Jul

Yes, yes, I know….you’ve seen this combination already on my blog, but today’s OMD prompt calls for your favourite polish and these two are mine!  I love these polishes SO much!!  I wanted to keep this day simple to show off the colours, so have just gone for a simple gradient (you can’t beat it!).

I know that I’ve missed a few days of the challenge (5-9 inclusive); I was away celebrating 5 years together with my boyfriend so I think that’s a good enough excuse!  I’m hoping to catch up towards the end with the days that I’ve missed!!

Polishes used: 

  • Essie – Sexy
  • Models Own – Peacock Green

Apple Stamps

7 Apr

I’ve fallen in love with one of the new polishes I’ve recently bought – Sew Psyched by Essie.  It’s such a gorgeous colour, perfect for Spring.  I wanted to do something really simple with it so just went for a quick stamped look using a gold and a couple of my Konad plate.  I really like the apples, so cute!

Polishes used:

  • Essie – Sew Psyched
  • Nails Inc – Lanesborough Place

Spring Fail

3 Apr

I really loved my Spring Mix mani that I wore for almost a week (unheard of I know!) so I wanted to use the same colours and try something similar, but different, which in my opinion is a bit of a nail fail!  I kept the majority of the nails really simple with just white dots on a coloured background but then went full out crazy on my thumb and ring finger with a fishtail mani.  I don’t think it works, I seem to be picking really weird colours to work together at the moment, maybe I need my eyes testing!

Polishes Used:

  • Nails Inc – Blenheim Terrace
  • OPI – Honk If You Love OPI
  • Nails Inc – Phoenix Place
  • Essie – Turquoise & Caicos
  • Nails Inc – Onslow Gardens
  • Barry M – Mint Green
  • Barry M – Spring Green
  • Essie – Sew Psyched
  • Sinful Colours – Snow Me White
  • Sinful Colours – Cindarella

Spring Pastel Mix

31 Mar

I’ve been wearing these nails for a week and I’m going to be really sad to take them off tonight!  I just love the colours and the combination of dots and stripes, they’ve eased me into Spring very nicely!!

Polishes used:

  • Thumb – Nails Inc – Blenheim Terrace
  • Index – Nails Inc – Onslow Gardens
  • Middle – I can’t for the life of me remember what polish this is but I’ll update when next to my stash!!
  • Ring – Essie – Turquoise & Caicos
  • Pinkie – Essie – Sew Psyched
  • Dots & Stripes – Sinful Colours – Snow Me White

Gilded Peacock

12 Mar

Way back when I first started blogging I did a (in my opinion) gorgeous gradient using two of my favourite polishes – Sexy by Essie and Peacock by Models Own.  It’s been AGES since I used these two polishes together so I thought it high time I did!!  I started with a base coat of Peacock on all my fingers, then taped off sections getting incrementally bigger from thumb to pinkie and went over with Sexy.  Between the boundary of the two I used my gold polish and a thin striping brush to make small lines, which kinda remind me of sound waves or something!!

Anyway, I really liked these ones! I knew I would as they’re my favourite polishes, I’m only disappointed that I couldn’t get my camera to play ball and pick up the colours properly!

Polishes used:

  • Nails Inc – Lanesborough Place
  • Essie – Sexy
  • Models Own – Peacock

Nautical Stripes

28 Feb

I’ve really been lacking inspiration recently, apart from the holiday January and February have been pretty tough months and motivation has been at an all time low. Saying all that though, these nails are almost enough to bring me out of my slump, I’m really happy with them. They were a bit fiddly, striping tape and small lines are so time consuming!


What do you think!?

Polishes used:
Barry M – Nude
Barry M – Navy
Barry M – Cobalt Blue
Essie – Lapiz of Luxury

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