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Mani Monday: Essie Virgin Snow Winter Collection 2015

 

Essie Virgin Snow Winter 2015 Mini Set

Essie Virgin Snow Winter 2015 Mini Set

November is always a switch here in Nor Cal. Come November 1st it finally feels like fall, the leaves start to change and sweater weather creeps in. With the new month, new season it’s time to countdown to the holidays! It’s time to switch out my mani and I couldn’t be more excited to do so with Essie. For winter Essie released their Virgin Snow collection, 6 shades that capture winter perfectly in my opinion. 2 reds, a pale pink, pale purple, a shimmering silver and a dark lit within purple shimmer. I personally love picking up the mini collection which this year included Haute Tub, Apres-Chic, Virgin Snow (the namesake) and Shall We Chalet leaving out Altitude Attitude (bright pink red) and Peak Snow (pale pink).

Essie Virgin Snow Winter Collection 2015

Essie Virgin Snow Winter Collection 2015

 

Apres Chic

Apres Chic

Haute Tub

Haute Tub

Shall We Chalet

Shall We Chalet

Virgin Snow (the namesake)

Virgin Snow (the namesake)

I think this collection as a whole could not only be worn year round but all the shades you really need to get you through the fun holiday season. Lately I’ve been inspired by fresh shades you’d see on the first day of snow and the feelings of apres-ski so this collection really had me smitten. There is nothing outrageously unique about these colors but as a whole they play so well together and will compliment all the fall and winter fashion I’ll be wearing the rest of 2015.

Mixed Mani With Essie Virgin Snow Collection and mark. Shine Of The Times Ring

Mixed Mani With Essie Virgin Snow Collection and mark. Shine Of The Times Ring

New Mani Monday FAVES!

New Mani Monday FAVES!

Mani Monday: Jamberry Sweet Nothing

mark. Let Your Finger Do The Talking With Jamberry Sweet Nothing Nail Wrap Mixed Mani

mark. Let Your Finger Do The Talking With Jamberry Sweet Nothing Nail Wrap Mixed Mani

Happy Columbus Day!  Need something to do on your random day off?  Do your nails!  I love random Monday’s off for a little self improvement, preferably while watching daytime TV!  Even if you don’t have today off (like me :/) then just chalk it up to being a typical mani Monday and DVR Kelly and Michael and The Price Is Right to watch while doing your nails.

Mani Monday With Jamberry Sweet Nothing

Mani Monday With Jamberry Sweet Nothing

Today’s mani Monday is a new one for me… Jamberry.  As popular as these nail wraps have been and as much of a nail girl as I am, I have yet to try Jamberry.  My bestie Krista is hosting a party so her killer Jamberry Rep Jen sent a sample to us interested ladies for a 7 day challenge to see how Jamberry wraps hold up.  I have to say, I’m impressed.

Jamberry Sweet Nothing, OPI Mourning Glory and Essie A Cut Above

Jamberry Sweet Nothing, OPI Mourning Glory and Essie A Cut Above

I selected Jamberry Sweet Nothing as my design.  Because the sample was a little big for my nail size I put them on the best fitting option my pointer.  The floral design with a black background is a great fall floral design.  I had a fun weekend planned so I wanted a fun mani to go with it, so I decided to accompany the floral design with just a basic shiny black polish (OPI Mourning Glory) and some mauve pink glitter on my middle (Essie A Cut Above).  I loved the look with just the basic black but the glitter stepped it up and made this a fall mani I’m loving!

Dark Floral Mani For Fall

Dark Floral Mani For Fall

Word Of Alicia Review:  Immediately I could tell that these were higher quality than nail wraps I’ve used in the past.  I thought they were easy to apply but the key is heating them up first.  I watched the tutorial on how to apply them and used my little desk side heater as my heat source.  Besides some edge peeling and some mega filing (and more filing throughout the week) these puppies stayed put way better than any I’ve tried.  I would definitely get them again… in fact I’m definitely getting these foxes for Thanksgiving!

mark. Let Your Finger Do The Talking Ring

mark. Let Your Finger Do The Talking Ring

I also am digging all the unique designs and how each design has it’s own hashtag so you can search how it looks in real life (IRL).  That makes an online shopper super happy!  You

 see here that the design I used looks just as great on everyone else too, I LOVE it paired with stripes!

Avon Above The Fringe Necklace Set (earrings not shown but super cute!)

Avon Above The Fringe Necklace Set (earrings not shown but super cute!)

If you’re interested in trying out some Jamberry shop Krista’s Creative Jamberry Party here!  Be sure to select Krista’s party and take advantage of the buy 3 get one free promotion going on now!  You can shop my ring and necklace set at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Pretty Little Things For Fall

Pretty Little Things For Fall

 

Editors Note:  for whatever reason this post didn’t post on Monday so day late and a dollar short… deal with it.