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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: Berry Mixed Mani

Berry Mixed Mani

Berry Mixed Mani

In the summertime I can not get enough summer time berries.  I’m talking strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries… all fresh from the local farm’s stands on the side of the roads.  I make an effort to drive home the long way just so I can stop by and grab a bunch.  So I figured, lets apply my summertime berry love to my nails and make it fun with a mixed mani!

Berry deails with Avon Berry Smooth Nailwear Pro Nail Enamel

Berry deails with Avon Berry Smooth Nailwear Pro Nail Enamel

I started with the perfect berry shade, Avon Berry Smooth Nailwear Pro Nail Enamel on my thumb middle and ring.  I followed up with Julep Oscar on my pointer for summertime sparkle.  For the black I used mark. Nailed It in Tuxedo and used the Avon Nail Tool to easily do the black polka dots.

I was inspired by Dollhouse Nails NZ’s look they did, only swapping out the neon purple for my berry shade.  See the pinspiration here!  They have the BEST inspiration, I just lover her work.  If I’m ever in New Zealand I’ll most certainly drop by.  Until then I’ll just copy cat her looks, Alicia style.

In full summertime sun!

In full summertime sun!

I think this look would be great for transitioning into fall too!  Plus I love the way it matched my new mark. Gleam Weaver Bracelet ($28)!  Have you tried a mixed mani this summer?  What pinspiration for nails are you loving?

mark. Gleam Weaver Bracelet

mark. Gleam Weaver Bracelet