Transformative Polishes: Essie – Shine of the Times

Color Club - Eternal Beauty topped with Essie - Shine of the Times

In my recent polish swap, I was sent Essie – Shine of the Times, a gorgeous flakie polish. I had been looking for a way to use it in a new way and ended up trying something I wouldn’t normally do: I added it as a topper over an already brilliant polish, Color Club – Eternal Beauty.

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Gilded Roses on Zoya India

Gilded Roses on Zoya - India

Sadly, I have a head cold and it is wiping me out. I still took the time to do my nails lol – seriously, if I was sick and had to look at chipping and tip wear, I’d cry. So a fresh mani is medicine for my soul! I did choose to do something simple, however, just to make sure I wasn’t straining over my nails for several hours!

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Still inspired by fall: stamping edition!

Sally Hansen Copperhead and Essie Good as Gold

I have enough polish now that sometimes I have trouble figuring out what to do (because there is so much I want to do – the struggle is real)! So, digging through my stash, I came across Sally Hansen – Copperhead, a gorgeous dark copper (almost more of a rust color) duochrome that pulls a bit purple and green at just the right angles. Even by itself it is really gorgeous for fall, but I wanted to step it up. On my nail message board, ladies had been talking about stamping with the Essie metallics and that made me remember how nice they stamp and voila!

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#nailartsep Day 16: Quatrefoil Nails

Now that the awkward “I’m here” post is out of the way, I am ready to dive right in. I’ve been doing #nailartsep challenge by Californails this month – I’ve seen people doing these challenges in the past, of course, but this is the first time I have participated! The great thing about these challenges is that it forces you to get creative and, if you are a novice like me, introduces you to new techniques and styles that you may not have thought about previously. Luckily, this one also coincided with my BHB Thursday challenge, so two birds, one mani.

Quatrefoil nails
#nailartsep Day 16 Quatrefoil

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