Midweek Manicure // In need of some sparkle

So far this week has not been the greatest (mostly because of car trouble and feeling over-extended). At least I have some very glittery fingers to cheer me up!

Glitter Finger Mani

I don’t normally wear a lot of glitter or sparkle on my nails, but come Christmas time, Kim pulls out all the stops. And this mani and all its glittery glory was fairly easy to put on and won’t be too bad to take off – just the one sparkly finger (I’m still treading lightly into the glitter world).

I used Essie Limo Scene as a base color on all of my nails. On the ring finger on each hand, after two coats of Limo Scene, I brushed on a clear top coat and sprinkled on some silver craft glitter, then again covered that nail, and every other nail, with a top coat (Seche Vite). I love the big chunky glitter!

Glitter and Limo Scene Manicure

Happy Wednesday – here’s hoping the second half of the week goes a bit more smoothly!


Midweek Manicure // Dip Dyed

Hi everyone! Happy Wednesday! This week’s manicure was inspired by one I saw over at loveMaegan. Her blog is another one that I check often.

dip dyed nails

I used Essie Limo Scene as a base color, and then lightly painted a few strokes of Essie Turquoise and Caicos at the tips to create the dip-dyed effect. I really like the color combo. I used Essie No Chips Ahead for a top coat and have to say that I had a few problems with it – meaning I really don’t like it. Have any of you out there used it? Do you have problems, too?I find a few hours after I use it the polish starts to bubble (this has happened several times). Needless to say I’m done using it. Sorry for the bad review but it’s the truth! I guess I’ll have to find a different Essie topcoat and see if I like it any better.

Two more days till Friday! Happy painting!