fall nails

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!

Mani Monday: Autumn Romance

Mani Monday - Autumn Romance

Mani Monday – Autumn Romance

Mani Monday may be going up on a Tuesday but this stunning fall mani I wore over the weekend for a fall wedding was too perfect to hold on to until next mani Monday.

Jamberry Autumn Romance and Copper Glam

Jamberry Autumn Romance and Copper Glam

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Copper Glam Accent Nail

The name of this Jamberry wrap is called Autumn Romance and I don’t think it could be any more perfect for a fall wedding guest mani.  Accent it with Copper Glam wrap for just a touch of glam.  The wedding was so stunning, especially these centerpieces as my mani backdrop 🙂   You can recreate my look with these new fall wraps from Jamberry.  You can shop them here:  https://aliciahessingerdias.jamberry.com

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Mani Monday: Friendsgiving

Julep Maven It Girl November Box:  Friendsgiving

Julep Maven It Girl November Box: Friendsgiving

I hosted my Friendsgiving on Saturday and I have to say it was a success! Not only did we have a lot of fun, but we had a lot of tasty options (like apps and fresh cranberry sauce). I also had a lot of style inspiration! (like here, here and on my pinterest board!) When I saw Julep’s Maven November box was a Friendsgiving theme I knew I was selecting that one and putting their expertly styled polishes on my digits for my own Friendsgiving!

Mani Monday:  Julep Marzia and KiKi

Mani Monday: Julep Marzia and KiKi

I elected to go with the IT Girl box which contained Marzia, Kiki and Ilsa. I’ve been feeling more simplistic mani’s lately so I used the two metallic shades Marzia and KiKi on my fingers and the dark inky cream Ilsa on my toes.

Got to put that china to good use!  Nail shots!

Got to put that china to good use! Nail shots!

The dark beige metallic Marzia was the perfect fall shade and the accent finger in the shimmering dusty teal Kiki added just enough interest. And I have to say after the abuse they took cleaning and cooking these polishes held up! Which is why if you haven’t tried Julep yet, you need to!

You can join Julep and get your own maven monthly box here!  Your first box is free!

Friendsgiving Success!

Friendsgiving Success!

Nailed It: mark. Nail This Look Nail Lacquer and Bracelet-Ring Set

mark. Nail This Look Nail Lacquer and Bracelet-Ring Set $28

mark. Nail This Look Nail Lacquer and Bracelet-Ring Set $28

First official mani Monday of September!  Typically this early in September I’m still wearing my summer brights but this year I’m embracing the fall trends early with deep smokey purples from the mark. Nails This Look Set ($28).  Even better pairing these on trend fall colors with a coordinating ring-to-wrist bracelet!  My go-to for a wanderlust August is continuing through September!

Plums and Purples for September from mark. and Avon

Plums and Purples for September from mark. and Avon

Shady Lady with an accent nail in Plumsation

Shady Lady with an accent nail in Plumsation

For my nail look I wore the more smokey grey plume shade (Shady Lady) with an accent nail in the deep purple (Plumsation) on my ring.  These shades are more matte so I left them sans topcoat.

Shady Lady and an accent nail in Plumsation

Shady Lady and an accent nail in Plumsation

These shades are totally up my ally.  I loved them so much I’ve worn them twice already!  Which is kind of a big deal since it’s still summer and super hot here causing me to typically be wearing my summer brights through October.  Plus they wear really well.

I’m a HUGE fan of the mark. Nail This Look Set’s (see here and here).  mark. coordinates the perfect little companion to your mani.  For under $30 you get TWO perfectly on trend shades and an accessory that will take you through the season.  Plus they’re just the right amount to use this season and be done and ready for the next by next season.  I think its just the perfect little pairing and a great way to spend a little on a big trend that you’ll love!  You can shop the mark. Nail This Look Set ($28) at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger (along with this scarf only $10!  and these earrings and this necklace and this lip color!)

Coordinating bracelet-ring for a fresh fall look!

Coordinating bracelet-ring for a fresh fall look!

BONUS!  GET 20% OFF A $50 ORDER!  Now through September 21st with promo code TRIPLEPLAY2 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Prom Code TRILPLEPLAY2 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Prom Code TRILPLEPLAY2 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Oktoberfest Nails – Essie Skirting The Issue and Finger Paints Fall of Surprises

Welcome October, or as the hmail calls it, spooktober!  It doesn’t feel much like fall since its supposed to be a high of 99 today but at least my nails are fall fabulous!  At my company we had our annual Oktoberfest gathering, Doradofest!  So of course, I had to do an Oktoberfest themed mani!

Oktoberfest Polish - Finger Paints Fall of Surprises and Essie Skirting The Issue

Oktoberfest Polish – Finger Paints Fall of Surprises and Essie Skirting The Issue

 

I got the Essie Stylnomics Fall 2012 collection mini cube awhile back and have been dying to use it!  But since its been so hot I just didn’t want to say goodbye to summer colors yet.  My Oktoberfest mani was just the occasion to bust them out.  I used 2 coats of Essie’s Skirting The Issue, a deep oxblood color, with a glitter gradient in Finger Paints Fall of Surprises from their 2012 fall release.  Fall of Surprises I just had to get because of its fun fall name and gorgeous bronzy orange mix of hex and small glitter.  Reminds me of fall leaves glistening in the morning dew!

Oktoberfest Nails with mark. Great Ring Tones Ring Set

Oktoberfest Nails with mark. Great Ring Tones Ring Set

 

Sorry for the not so great picture, still figuring out my camera setting on my new Galaxy S3, but even blurry these nails make me happy, totally fitting for the occasion!  I probably could of used an extra coat of topcoat because my glitter did kinda catch as the polish wore, or I would of just done the gradient at the tips instead of from the base.  And as a sidenote, still LOVING my mark. Great Ring Tones Set which I layered with a silver ring from Mexico.  Get the Great Ring Tones set for $16 at my eboutique:  http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com

Oktoberfest nails at Doradorest

Oktoberfest nails at Doradorest

Not that I had any of the tastings from Jack Russell Brewing but I did enjoy my Doradofest pint glass!  If you’re looking for a Oktoberfest themed mani I highly recommend this combo!  I think I’m finally ready to use the rest of my Essie Stylenomics mini cube, maybe I’ll just keep my summer neons on my toes 🙂