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Anniversary Mani – Deep Red and Lace

Anniversary Mani:  Deep Red and Lace

Anniversary Mani: Deep Red and Lace

Yesterday was my 2nd wedding anniversary so in honor I re-created my wedding mani with a twist.  For my actual wedding I did a classic fall red with Avon Speed Dry in Red Wine, see the details here.  For my anniversary I tweaked it for something a little more fun, still in my wedding theme and perfect for fall festivities or even holiday!

Avon SpeedDry in Red Wine and Lace Overlay Wraps from Jamberry!

Avon SpeedDry in Red Wine and Lace Overlay Wraps from Jamberry!

Instead of all over red I added an accent nail in silver with mark. Nailed It duo.  Then, on my ring and middle I added a lace overlay wrap from Jamberry.  This is an old wrap from holiday last year but you can re-create the same look with new wraps from Jamberry with either Black Lace or Papel Picado.

Red Red Wine....

Red Red Wine….

If you aren’t already go ahead and sing red red wine… because I am.  To celebrate we went to Apple Hill a collection of orchards and farms up the hill a bit and took a stop at Lava Cap Winery.  In addition to my nails fitting right in they also brought back my wedding details.  My wedding colors were black and white with deep fall red and black lace accents!

Cheers!

Cheers!

You can shop Avon and mark. nail polish at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger.  If you would like to try Jamberry comment/dm me/hit me up and I’d love to send you a sample now that I joined as a hobbiest I can definitely hook you up and keep your mani Monday’s killer!

The Ultimate Mani Monday – Wedding Nails + eShakti

Bridal Mani/Pedi Party

Bridal Mani/Pedi Party

My #tahoeweddingfestHD (aka wedding weekend) went by too fast but at least it can live forever in memories and pictures!  One of my favorite parts of the weekend was the Friday before my sister organized a day at the nail salon with the maides!  We were able to relax, talk and enjoy some time together before the rehearsal later that night and get the ultimate mani, my wedding nails!

Cute little invites for a bridal mani/pedi party!

Cute little invites for a bridal mani/pedi party!

I knew I wanted to do a classic red mani for my wedding but it needed to be a fall red to go with the rest of my details.  While planning the invites my sister and I thought it would be a good idea to include a bottle of nail polish so I picked out Avon Speed Dry Polish in Red Wine and not only was it super cute for the invites it was also the perfect fall red for wedding manis and pedis!

Red Lace, Glitter and a Pedi!

Red Lace, Glitter and a Pedi!

Since we all like a good party, my sister glittered up some champagne bottles (and sparkling cider for me and my prego Caroline!), brought some cheese and crackers and chocolate covered strawberries to make our salon trip a #tahoeweddingfestHD pre wedding party!

Black and White Glittered Champaign and Cider

Black and White Glittered Champaign and Cider

Like with any good party you need a good party dress and my red lace dress from eShakti was a crowd favorite! eShakti approached me if I was interested in trying them out and I have heard of them from Jackie at Living After Midnight but I guess I didn’t really get it.  They let you customize your dress!  Coming from a girl who’s 5 foot nothing with curves this means EVERYTHING!  Start with picking your dress (or more realistically your shell).  Then you can adjust the neckline, sleeves, hem, etc to match not only the look you’re going for but how you want it to fit.  I personally like lower necklines and I wanted longer sleeves (since I was in the cooler temps) so I selected to change my dress to have a deep V neckline and 3/4th sleeves.  I then entered in my height so the length of the dress hit me where it was actually suppose to not below the knee like most off the rack dresses do.  You could also enter in your exact measurements if you like, but I just went with my general sizing.

Getting Ready and Meeting BigE

Getting Ready and Meeting BigE

With wet hair, no makeup and meeting my little nephew you can see the killer details of my red lace dress from eShatki!

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eShakti Dress and a Bridal Mani/Pedi Party

eShakti Dress and a Bridal Mani/Pedi Party

With eShakti I got the exact dress I wanted and didn’t have to just deal with it being 90% there.  This is the greatest idea ever!  Check them out you won’t be disappointed.  My red lace dress was the perfect fit not just size wise but also for my theme and my bridal mani/pedi party!  OH and did I mention it had pockets, any dress with pockets is a winner!  The day couldn’t of gone better thanks to eShakti and my sister for planning the perfect Bridal Mani/Pedi Party!!!

The Pedi Pose

The Pedi Pose

PS:  Sorry for some crappy mobile pics but I was more concerned with enjoying the moment then capturing the perfect picture.