mani monday

Cheers to 2018!

Cheers to 2018!

Cheers to 2018!

It’s officially the first mani Monday of 2018! Cheers! My New Years Eve mani was def last minute, but still festive to ring in the new year!

Holo Polish for NYE

Holo Polish for NYE

I wore two holo polishes this New Years, a silver one from Zoya and a black one from Julep.  For a little confetti I added an Essie Luxe Effect topcoat on my middle and added some nail gems on my ring.  Quick, easy and festive!

New Year Mani

New Year Mani

Here’s to all the mani’s I loved in 2017 and all the ones to come in 2018!  Cheers!

 

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Buffalo Plaid, Feathers and Red Lips!

Buffalo Plaid, Feathers, and Red Lips

Buffalo Plaid, Feathers, and Red Lips

Only 6 days until Christmas, and another festive mani Monday down!  I’m feeling the festive spirit with finding a way to bring a little red, green and glam to my everyday.  Today’s festive is a buffalo plaid mixed mani, feather necklace and a classic red lip!

Buffalo Plaid Mani for Christmas

Buffalo Plaid Mani for Christmas

Julep and Jamberry

Julep and Jamberry

For my buffalo plaid mixed mani I started with Friday Flannel nail wrap from Jamberry on my ring.  I then used Julep polishes to do my black and gold nails.  Once it dried I drew the line down the side of my ring and middle with that same gold and then cleaned up around the nail.  This really matched a lot of my festive red and green outfits I’ve been wearing lately, like this feather and red lip look!

mark. So Fly Necklace In Full Sun

mark. So Fly Necklace In Full Sun

The mark. So Fly Necklace with its black feather, hematite metal and gemstone details is a really fun piece for the holidays.  I paired mine over this off the shoulder sweater (WHBM) and a black and white wool plaid skirt (Nordstroms).

Festive and Fun

Festive and Fun

If your NYE is a little more casual and cold weather this fun necklace might be the piece you need to fun up your look.  Pair it with my favorite red lip, mark. All Butter Up in Fired Up and you are good to go!  You can shop the mark. So Fly Necklace at my eBoutique.  Now what to do for the ultimate festive mani Monday, Christmas Day!  What are you planning on wearing?

mark. So Fly Necklace for a festive and fierce look!

mark. So Fly Necklace for a festive and fierce look!

Mani Monday’s Gone Fishing

Mani Monday Has Gone Fishing

Mani Monday Has Gone Fishing

Random Fact for the day:  “Gone fishing” is a phrase commonly used when someone is completely unaware of his or her surroundings, checked out from reality, someone who has taken the opportunity to get away from the rigors of the day to day.  Commonly placed in shop windows to indicate that they weren’t around to do business.  This Monday, I definitely feel this way.  So my Koi fish mani is totally fitting.

Jamberry Koi Legend

Jamberry Koi Legend

This is another Jamberry wrap from my style box subscription.  The style box offerings are limited edition but there are plenty willing to trade half and full sheets (including myself).  I decided to pull this guy out because I had a baby boy shower to go to and I wanted something blue and boyish.  Luckily to my surprise, her theme for the party was fishing 🙂

Adorable Koi Fish Design

Adorable Koi Fish Design

The fun koi fish design not only was fitting for the event, it’s also super cute!  Plus, my in-laws have a pretty legit koi pond, complete with a little bridge my dog Zoey gets freaked out crossing.  She stops, looks at the fish, makes sure they aren’t going to get her, then crosses.  Its the funniest thing.

Koi Fish For Mani Monday

Koi Fish For Mani Monday

You can shop Jamberry here.  If you are looking for a half sheet of this wrap, hit me up!

Mani Monday: Seabreeze

Mani Monday:  Seabreeze

Mani Monday: Seabreeze

I may have not posted since my last Mani Monday but c’est la vie! Spring is here and so are my spring nail colors! I felt like something more fresh so a pretty sea turquoise and a silver halo accent it is!

Turquoise Nails and Silver Halo Accent

Turquoise Nails and Silver Halo Accent

I used Avon Nailwear Pro in Seabreeze with Zoya Alicia as my accent nail. Seabreeze may no longer be available but you can get the exact same color with Avon Speed Dry in Turquoise Pop! (on sale for $4.99)

Recreate with Avon and Zoya!

Recreate with Avon and Zoya!

What spring mani shades are you loving?

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!

Mani Monday: Whimsical Dark Florals

Mani Monday: Whimsical Dark Florals

Mani Monday: Whimsical Dark Florals

It’s just another mani Monday… I wish it were Sunday, because that’s my funday…  and a Sunday Funday it was celebrating my nephew’s 18th birthday!

Jamberry

Jamberry Happily Humming

For today’s whimsical dark floral nails I used Jamberry Sister Style Happily Humming, a limited edition wrap. These dark florals with adorable hummingbirds really fit my aesthetic lately.

Spring Nails and Hunter Rain Boots

Spring Nails and Hunter Rain Boots

Just another perfect little spring mani.  You can shop the new Jamberry catalog here!

Mani Monday Inspo: Golden Globes Edition

I actually caught the Golden Globes last night and not just the red carpet recap the next day. It was super entertaining with Jimmy Falon hosting and of course even more entertaining with all the fun fashion! Such a glam evening is transferring to my not-so-glam Monday by inspiring my mani.  It’s time to take off my NYE jam’s (see here) but what to replace it with?

Kristen Bell Inspo:  Black Holo with Julep Ebony (last seen here)

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Julep Ebony

Julep Ebony

Priyanka Chopra Inspo:  Gold with mark. Nailed It Gift Set (gold shade – last seen here)

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mark. Nailed It Gift Set

mark. Nailed It Gift Set

Emma Stone Inspo:  Light Pink with Stars with Essie Fiji and stamping with mark. Nailed It Gift Set (silver shade) (last seen here)

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Essie Fiji

Essie Fiji

 

All The Sequins and Metallics Inspo:  with Essie Penny Talk (last seen here)

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Essie Penny Talk

Essie Penny Talk

Janelle Monae Inspo:  Pearly white with Avon Creme Brûlée (last seen here)

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Avon Gel Finish in Creme Brûlée

Avon Gel Finish in Creme Brûlée

What’s your vote!?  What mani should I do next?  What topped your favorites list from last night’s Golden Globes?

 

(pics via pinterest)

OPI Washington DC Collection by Kerry Washington

Kery Washington for O.P.I.

Kerry Washington for O.P.I.

Just in time for all the holiday sets to come out, this Mani Monday is all about the fall release from OPI, the Washington DC Collection by Kerry Washington.  I got this from a pal on my birthday back in August and has been my go to colors this fall.  Good thing is, they work for winter too especially with the perfect must-have colors in the mini set.

You can shop OPI at tons of retailers, Ulta or Amazon are usually my go-to for these mini sets.  Nail polish is always a good idea!

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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