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Summer Mani Pedi Combos for August

It’s mani Monday and I have bare nails. And I’ve had bare nails for like 2 weeks or so! I’m ready to feel human again and lacquer these puppies up but what color should I choose!? I’ve picked up a few new shades in addition to put tother a few of-the-moment, perfect-for summer-in-August, mani/pedi combos:

Nuditude and Teal Me About It

Nuditude and Teal Me About It

I just picked up Teal Me About It and I’m dying to use it.  I saw Essie make this pairing with similar shades and I’ve been thinking about it ever since!

Parfait Pink and Creme Brûlée

Parfait Pink and Creme Brûlée

A bright pink is my go to for summer, it always wears well and paired with an on-trend white shade on the toes its a no-fail pairing.  (see Creme Brûlée on here)

Sterling and Roses are Red

Sterling and Roses are Red

A collab that will look great through Labor Day!

Sapphired Up and Orange You Crazy

Sapphired Up and Orange You Crazy

This pairing has those Nautical vibes I’ll be loving come Labor Day for Week O’Nautical.  Sapphired up is also one of my all time favorites (see here).

Terracotta and Limoncello

Terracotta and Limoncello

This duo will look stunning with all the leopard and animal print that’s SO IN right now.  Don’t be scared of that Terracotta shade, its actually really wearable and pretty, not blah and brown.

 

As you can tell these pairing are all in my favorite formula, the Avon Gel Finish Nail Enamel.  It is hands down my favorite formula and paired with the Gel Finish Top Coat it literally looks as good as a classic gel mani, and lasts really long.  Right now you can get any 2 polishes/top coat for 2 for $11.  An even better deal, you can get the Gel Finish Top Coat with select shades for only $10!  Shop Gel Finish polish and the deals online here.  Now the bigger question is what color should I pick to do my mani/pedi!?!  Leave a comment on your pick for me 🙂

Nailed It: Avon Gel Finish in Moondust

Nailed It:  Avon Gel Finish in Moondust

Nailed It: Avon Gel Finish in Moondust

Smile, You’re Gorgeous!  It may be a Monday, but if anything can bring me a smile on a Monday, it’s a good mani.  Now that spring is here, I’m loving a great creme finish mani in a simple spring shade.  Avon Gel Finish in Moondust is that perfect early spring shade.

Avon Gel Finish in Moondust and Be Inspired 5-Piece Essential Set

Avon Gel Finish in Moondust and Be Inspired 5-Piece Essential Set

Avon Gel Finish in Moondust Swatch

Avon Gel Finish in Moondust Swatch

Moodust is a light grey but it has enough white in it to almost be considered a pastel.  Regardless, it will match your all your spring pastels shades.  I’ve commented before how much I LOVE this Gel Finish formula.  It’s so spot on glossy, goes on smooth and self levels like a champ!  Finish it with the Avon Gel Finish Top Coat!  You know what else goes great with a mani?  A new statement ring, like this ring set from mark. the Quite A Pair Ring Set is only $22 for the pair!

mark. Quite A Pair Ring Set

mark. Quite A Pair Ring Set

Light Grey Mani For Spring

Light Grey Mani For Spring

This Be Inspired 5-Piece Set can also be found at my eBoutique!  I think it would make the perfect little gift for a Easter basket or for Mother’s Day along with a new polish and maybe some hand cream!  You can shop Gel Finish Polish, the Be Insprired 5 Piece Set, the mark. Quite A Pair Ring Set and hand creams all at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

You can also get 40% off your order!  Learn more here!  Hello Spring!

Week O’Nautical: 4th Of July Mani Pedi

Perfect s'mores pairing... a Patriotic July mani!

Perfect s’mores pairing… a Patriotic July mani!

Who else is in a 4th of July hangover!? I took Tuesday off for an extra long holiday weekend which is why mani Monday is going up on a Wednesday.  For the holiday weekend I went with a majorly patriotic mixed mani/pedi combo using Jambery nail wraps.  Like I’ve said before I really like using a base coat under Jamberry nail wraps.  I used Avon Ridge Filling Basecoat with these.

 

Week O'Nautical:  4th Of July Mani Pedi

Week O’Nautical: 4th Of July Mani Pedi

 

Mani:  From pinkie to thumb; Julep polish (old), Jamberry Kaboom, Jamberry Red White and Boom, Jamberry Star Spanged, Avon Gel Finish Roses Are Red.  I meant to put the Jamberry Fireworks over my ring and thumb but after I waited for the polish to dry I never got around to doing it.  Oh well, it would look cute for NYE too, guess I’ll save it.

Jamberry Kaboom, Red White and Boom and Star Spangled

Jamberry Kaboom, Red White and Boom and Star Spangled

Pedi:  I used Jamberry Star Spangled on my big toe and then Avon Gel Finish in Roses are Red with a red white and blue glitter by Julep (old).

Jamberry Star Spangled and Avon Gel Finish with Julep Glitter Top Coat

Jamberry Star Spangled and Avon Gel Finish with Julep Glitter Top Coat

I hope you survived the holiday weekend and got to enjoy some fireworks and some delicious s’mores too!  You can shop Jamberry here, Avon here and Julep here.  The 4th may be over but this works all summer long!  Plus, for the fan girls out there, check out the new Marvel releases from Jamberry for more fun!  They pair perfectly with all things Americana.

 

Week O’Nautical – Memorial Day Mani

Week O'Nautical:  Memorial Day Mani

Week O’Nautical: Memorial Day Mani

The long weekend got the best of me so Week O’Nautical Mani Monday is going up on a Tuesday! Which is totally fine because sometimes there’s way more to life than being on the computer… like floating around on a swan in the pool! However this super simple mani is just way too pretty not to share even if it is a day late!

Avon Gel Finish in Sapphired Up

Avon Gel Finish in Sapphired Up

Avon just released a whole new range of colors in their Gel Finish formula. Including this perfect bright sapphire blue, appropriately called Sapphired Up. At first I was going to create a really fun nautical red white and blue mani, but once I put this polish on it was so stunning, so glossy, so smooth that I knew I was just going to wear this and only this. The pictures from my crappy phone (samsung s5 you have the WORST camera!) DO NOT do it justice!

Avon Gel Finish Sapphired Up For Merica'

Avon Gel Finish Sapphired Up For Merica’

Not only is it such a pretty color, the formula is also SPOT ON! This one is a one coat wonder, yes I’m wearing only 1 coat here! Super self leveling, smooth and covers wonderfully. Then on top of that I used the NEW Avon Gel Finish Top Coat. It already had a great finish but with the addition of the top coat it dried fast and was extra shiny. (Again what my stupid camera didn’t pick up).

Avon Gel Finish Top Coat For Extra Fast Shine

Avon Gel Finish Top Coat For Extra Fast Shine

In honor of the shades release the Avon Gel Finish nail polishes are on sale for only $4.99 a piece AND if you buy 3 you get the Gel Finish Top Coat FOR FREE!  Definitely worth it… because you can use the top coat over any polish and get that same Gel Finish.  Shop the new Gel Finish line at my eboutique!  I’ll def be sharing more colors and swatches.

I hope you enjoyed your Memorial Day Weekend, got a little r&r and sported some red white and blue!  I certainly did if you couldn’t tell by my IG and my Week O’Nautical posts!  You can re-cap them all here:

Week O’Nautical Trending Tuesday:  Nautical Accents

Week O’Nautical:  Nautical Navy Pants

Week O’Nautical:  Nautical Stripes on Stripes

Week O’Nautical:  Red White and Blue Boho

Memorial Day Weekend '16

Memorial Day Weekend ’16

Mani Monday: Nude Blue and Leopard Top Pinned Recreate

Mani Monday:  Nude Blue and Leopard Top Pinned Recreate

Mani Monday: Nude Blue and Leopard Top Pinned Recreate

So lately this pin has been receiving so many re-pinnes. Before that it was this cheesecake recipe I’ve yet to make it, but looks easy and delicious… I digress, back to the mani. Because it was getting so much pinterest love I decided to recreate it.

Recreating Most PInned Mani

Recreating Most PInned Mani

For my recreate I did it a little differently but kept the nude, blue and spot design. I recently got this Avon Gel Finish Polish in Barely There, a darker nude shade and been wanting to use it so figured this was the time! I applied 2 coats over the Avon Ridge Filling Basecoat on every finger except my ring where I used Essie Borrowed and Blue (last seen here). I then used a gold glitter on my middle and a leopard jamberry wrap on my pointer.  The wrap is called Spot On, which is just a leopard print on a clear base.

In Full Sun:  Nude, Blue and Leopard Mani

In Full Sun: Nude, Blue and Leopard Mani

Jamberry Wrap Spot On on Pointer

Jamberry Wrap Spot On on Pointer

All together my recreation has the same color scheme and overall design as the pin but with a little different twist with the glitter and clear based Jamberry wrap. I love the whole look and feel for spring and I can see thing working really well in the fall too coming off of summer brights.

Featuring Essie Borrowed and Blue and Julep Tazeen (glitter)

Featuring Essie Borrowed and Blue and Julep Tazeen (glitter)

Can I comment on how awesome the Avon Gel Finish polishes are! They are so perfectly self leveling, shine and wear great without a top coat and last! Right now these polishes are any 2 for $8.99.  You can shop the gel finish polishes and the ridge filling base coat at my eBoutique.  You can shop Jamberry here.

Avon Gel Finish in Barely There

Avon Gel Finish in Barely There