Christmassy Mani!

Essie Back in the Saddle (swatch to come)
Essie Say It Ain’t Soho (swatch to come)
Stamped with Essie Say It Ain’t Soho & Sephora Green revolution, with Born Pretty clear jelly stamper and a Konad plaque


Guest Post: Kitties!

Stampy Kitties!

First guest post, by Nailbrarian!

All stamping was done over Seche Clear base coat and Essie Sand Tropez, easy coverage in two coats.

Plate BP-X11.
MoYou London rectangular clear stamper.
Hand-painted kitty was from a tutorial on Orly’s Instagram.
Dotting tool, thin nail art brush

Born Pretty stamping polish #3, black, and a little Orly Liquid Vinyl for touching up the hand-painted kitty and Sinful Colors Snow Me White.

Sally Hansen Big Shiny Topcoat over all.

Swatch: Essie Sunny Daze + Born Pretty decal

Aujourd’hui, un nouveau vernis Essie, et mes premiers wraps! Today, a new Essie polish and my first nail decal!

Un beau vernis ambré / caramel avec un shimmer or, facile à appliquer et opaque en deux couches Essie Sunny Daze is a beautiful amber / caramel polish with gold shimmer, easy to apply and opaque in two coats.

Base: Barry M Butterscotch Sundae
J’appréhendais un peu le premier decal, mais finalement j’ai suivi les instructions et ça s’est bien passé 🙂 j’ai dû refaire un ongle car la première tentative ne collait pas, mais ça n’a pas abîmé ma base; et miracle! limer doucement pour enlever l’excès marche! Youpi!
I was a bit wary of nail decals, but it all went up much more easily that I expected. I followed the how-to on the pack, and it was fine! I ended up having to redo one decal because it didn’t want to stick on the nail the first  time around, but since it didn’t mess up the base polish it wasn’t a big deal. Another miracle: gently filing the excess decal away works! yay!

Essie Leggy Legend & Essie Bon Boy-age swatch

Convoité depuis longtemps… hah! on vernis bronze? cuivre? or? au fini métallique, opaque en une couche Leggy Legend I’d been coveting it for ages… it’s finally mine! A bronze? copper? gold? metallic polish, opaque in one coat.

Un vernis crème vert clair légèrement poudré, opaque en 1/2 couches Bon Boy-age a light, slightly dusty creme green opaque in 1/2 coats.


Hema Swatch!

Un vernis parfaitement doré au fini légérement frosty (2 couches) Hema Gold Century a perfect, slightly frosty gold polish (2 coats).
Un vernis crème marron, parfait en deux couches (malgré le pinceau fin car je l’ai commandé aux US!) déjà utilisé plusieurs fois Essie Very Structured a perfect brown creme, perfect in two coats (despite the skinny brush I have because I ordered it from the US!) . I already used it several times!

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Hema Gold Century + Essie Very Structured


Essie Dive Bar Swatch + Stamping

Un vernis très foncé avec un beau shimmer bleu/vert comme un scarabée ou du pétrole, une couche (!) Essie Dive Bar is a very dark polish with a beautiful, oil or beetle-like blue/green shimmer. Opaque in one coat!

Essie Dive Bar + stamping

Überchic Collection 5
Überchic Sticky Stamper (not on the website currently?)
Konad Gold