holiday mani

A Clutch Worthy Holiday Mani

A Clutch Worthy Holiday Mani

A Clutch Worthy Holiday Mani

A good holiday mani is so clutch during the holiday season.  It doesn’t have to be a full on nail art situation, it can be as simple as a really good red.  Including today and Christmas day we only have 3 MORE MANI MONDAYS of the holiday season!  So let’s paint the nails red!

Red and Gold Holiday Mani

Red and Gold Holiday Mani

My perfect holiday red polish is the Avon True Color Pro+ Nail Enamel in Royal Red.  My glimmering gold accent nail is Avon Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel in Glimmer.  Both are finished with the Avon Gel Finish Top Coat.

Avon True Color Pro Nail Enamel in Royal Red and Gel Finish in Glimmer

Avon True Color Pro Nail Enamel in Royal Red and Gel Finish in Glimmer

Perfect Pairing With The Stylish Sparkle Bracelet

Perfect Pairing With The Stylish Sparkle Bracelet

Simple, easy and perfect for the holidays! What goes with the perfect simple holiday mani?  The perfect holiday clutch, the mark. Soft Touch Velvet Clutch to be exact!  This deep navy velvet clutch from mark features a super pretty ruffle design on the front and a diamond like opening so you can get in and out of it super easy.  Plus slots for cards, detachable strap and a super pretty top lock!

Pretty Details and Digits

Pretty Details and Digits

mark. Soft Touch Velvet Clutch

mark. Soft Touch Velvet Clutch

I really find this to be the perfect pairing for the holiday!  Usually a clutch can barely fit what you need to bring but this one fits it all and is super pretty.  (Peep a live view here) You can shop my mani, bracelet and clutch at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger I also wanted to note that I got both these polishes in past A Boxes (see here).  If you are not taking advantage of these $10 deals then you are missing out!  Basically for the price of buying the polishes I got $90 worth of product!  The Party Ready A Box is our latest A Box now available at my eBoutique!

Nailed It: Bubbly Champaign Mani for New Years!

Nailed It: Bubbly Champaign Mani

Nailed It: Bubbly Champaign Mani

Pop! Clink! Fizz! Need a mani idea for New Years? How about a super easy bubbly champaign mani!? Recreate a bubbling champaign glass on your nails to toast to the new year.

mark. Nailed It Gift Set and Avon Dazzlers in Disco Ball

mark. Nailed It Gift Set and Avon Dazzlers in Disco Ball

Bubbly Champaign Mani

Bubbly Champaign Mani

This mani was super easy to do especially when the mark. Nailed It Gift Set ($12) comes with 3 out of the 4 products needed.  Start with the base coat, follow it with 2 coats of the metallic gold.  Next, after the gold has dried for about 2-5 minutes, dab on the the Avon Dazzlers in Disco Ball to the tips to recreate the bubbles in the champaign.  Finally add a layer of top coat from the Nailed It Gift Set.

Avon Dazzlers in Disco Ball

Avon Dazzlers in Disco Ball

The different sizes of silver glitter in Avon Dazzlers is the perfect addition to recreate the bubbly on your nails.  You can see Dazzlers in Disco Ball also used here and here.

Ready To Toast The New Year With A Champaign Mani

Ready To Toast The New Year With A Champaign Mani

I wore this mani this holiday season and I thought how perfect is this for New Years!  It was so easy to do while being fun and festive.  You can shop the mark. Nailed It Gift Set and Avon Dazzlers at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  (ps. ring is also mark!)

Pop! Clink! Fizz!

Pop! Clink! Fizz!

How To Be A Bond Girl – Official Sévérine Manicure in Skyfall

Bond.  James Bond.

That phrase is as iconic as the men who have said it!  Skyfall, the newest addition to the Bond franchise drops today (or tomorrow depending on your local theater)… and OPI teamed up with the release for their winter/holiday collection.  Not only did they create a themed collection but a manicure worn by newest bond girl, Sévérine, in Skyfall.  Lucky for us its super easy to recreate so we all can be little bit of a bond girl, even if were doing dishes instead of shaking that martini instead of stirring it for the tuxedo clad Bond.  James Bond.

Official Sévérine manicure in Skyfall

Official Sévérine manicure in Skyfall

In the movie on bond girl Sévérine, OPI used Skyfall, a deep creamy red on the nail with Goldeneye, a dazzling gold glitter, on the underside.  It was a little difficult at first to get the glitter to go on well, it kept pooling but I’ve never fully painted the underside of my nails so it required a little practice.  The combination was chic and classic with an element of surprise, just like a bond girl should be.  I can see this translating well for the holiday season with your favorite red or even a deep green or black!  And you know what, it kinda did make me feel like a bond girl esp with my mark. Just Your Luxe Ring ($20), ready to take on the world… in style!  Grab this bond girl friendly ring at my eboutique now:  http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com

OPI Skyfall with mark. Just Your Luxe Ring

OPI Skyfall with mark. Just Your Luxe Ring

This collection is killer, and not just for the polishes named after the movies but the formula and color selections are wonderful too!  I’ve kind of stopped buying OPI, mainly for the fact they’re about $9.50 a pop but this collection as me reinvigorated in OPI!  And seriously, that pro wide brush is awesome.  One of those things where you get what you pay for.  The few I’ve used from the collection so far formula wise couldn’t be better with 2 coats and really no need for a topcoat!  (even though I still use it to keep it lasting longer).

I picked up Skyfall and the Bondettes mini collection including Goldeneye, The Spy Who Loved Me, The World Is Not Enough and Live and Let Die so stay tuned for a full swatch/review of those!  Still on my wish list, Her Majesty’s Secret Service, The Living Daylights and You Only Live Twice… I seriously spent way too much time at Ulta staring at all these beauties.  But seriously who am I kidding, I really want this entire collection!  Great colors for fall and winter and some really action packed glitters and shimmers for the holiday. Now let’s just hope the movie is as good as this collection!