Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Essie hay there

Hey everyone! How's your week going so far? If you read my last post you saw that I picked up two shades from the new Essie fall 2019 collection. One was on the bright cider, and the second is the one I'm wearing today.

Essie hay there is a buttery yellow creme with reddish undertones. I'm not a huge yellow polish wearer, but maybe it's because I haven't found the right one because this yellow is a stunner! I read a lot of people used three coats for this shade, but I only needed two to achieve full opacity. The formula is excellent. On my ring finger I'm wearing Essie fall for NYC and then I used hay there to create sunflower petals. You can use any brown you like for the center of the flower. I never thought I'd see yellow as a fall color, but this one has totally changed my mind.






Hope you enjoy the rest of your week!

xoxo,
   Brooke

Monday, September 16, 2019

Essie on the bright cider

Hey everyone! How was your weekend? I'm starting to feel a lot better now that I'm halfway through my strep antibiotics. Can't wait to be done with those and with being sick.

I've seen a bunch of pictures of Essie's new fall 2019 collection and knew there were a couple super unique ones I wanted. I know the two big hits are sweater weather and rust worthy, but green isn't really my favorite color and rust worthy is so similar to Say It Ain't Soho in my opinion. If you are interested in those are any other color from the collection, I recommend getting them soon because they are limited addition.

The two that caught my eye were on the bright cider and hay there. I definitely don't have anything like these in my collection yet! Today I'll be sharing on the bright cider, a warm creamy caramel nude with red undertones. I swear this is caramel in a nail polish bottle. This creme formula applied very nicely in two coats and I have to say I do love the new wide brushes on Essie polishes. It makes application a breeze.




Are any of the colors from this collection on your list? Hope you have a great week!

xoxo,
   Brooke

Friday, September 13, 2019

Fall Nails

Hey everyone! How was your week? I've been MIA because I somehow came down with strep :( I've been battling a fever and a horrible sore throat so I'm hoping the antibiotics kick in soon. Today is really the first time all week I've felt like painting my nails, so I grabbed for a couple of Essie colors from last year's fall collection.

I started with two coats of fall for NYC, a mustard yellow creme. Then I used say it ain't soho, a shimmery metallic copper, diagonally across the top. The last step was adding some FUN Lacquer Paparazzi in between the two colors. These colors are so pretty for fall! Anyone else so ready for sweater weather?





Hope you have a great weekend!

xoxo,
   Brooke

Friday, September 6, 2019

OPI You've Got that Glas-glow

Hey everyone! How was your week? I've been watching a lot of the US Open and I'm excited for the final matches this weekend. If you saw my last post, we actually went last weekend and saw Federer and Serena play. It was a lot of fun!

Now that it's September I'm really in the mood for fall colors on my nails. I shared this ombre look on my Instagram (@manicurediaryblog) earlier in the week. As fun as summer brights are, these types of shades are truly my favorite!


Recently I picked up You've Got that Glas-glow from OPI's new Scotland collection. The whole collection is really beautiful and definitely worth taking a look at. I may try to grab a few more shades. You've Got that Glas-glow is a lovely mauve-pink creme with an excellent formula. I used two coats here. The gold polish on my middle finger is Cirque Colors Halcyon and I used that along with OPI Bogota Blackberry to freehand some lines for a plaid pattern.





Hope you have a great weekend!

xoxo,
   Brooke