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Mani Monday – Oktoberfet Nails

Mani Monday - Oktoberfest Nails

Mani Monday – Oktoberfest Nails

Cheers!  Fall festivities are in full swing which means I’m taking any reason to theme out everything down to my nails!  Every fall my company does an internal Oktoberfest and I take it as an excuse to a great fall mani, this year is no exception.

Jamberry Wraps In The Air and October Hostess Rewards

Jamberry Wraps and Avon Nail Polish

Jamberry In The Air Wrap

Jamberry In The Air Wrap

Jamberry October Hostess Reward Wrap

Jamberry October Hostess Reward Wrap

For my mani I used 2 Jamberry wraps, In The Air and the October Hostess Reward wrap.  I did an accent nail in red with bronze glitter (Avon).  I just love the little cardinals on the In The Air wrap, you can shop in the Air here but for the October Hostess Reward wrap you’ll have to host a Jamberry party!  If interested hit me up, or if you just love the wrap and want it let me know I can hook you up.

Avon Ring and Fall Mani

Avon Ring and Fall Mani

If you are attending an Oktoberfest I suggest doing a fun fall mani!  You can check out my past ones here and here.  If you’re hosting one here’s some inspo for you from ours from last year!

Perfect Fall Mani for Oktoberfest

Perfect Fall Mani for Oktoberfest

PS:  I know I have a cut on my finger and my hands are desperately dry and need some hand cream, but this is real life folks and I’m not editing on a Monday.  Good thing I have some mark. All Bundled Up hand cream!

Oktoberfest Party Ideas

I get it, I probably shouldn’t post this the last days of October but this year we hosted our annual take on an Oktoberfest. Here’s a bit of inspiration for next year… or have one in November, that’s not out of the question either! Cheers!!!

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Fall Friendly Oktoberfest Cenerpieces

Fall Friendly Oktoberfest Cenerpieces

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The Set Up

The Set Up

 

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Cornhole Tournament

Cornhole Tournament

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Raffles and Prizes

Raffles and Prizes

Beer Garden Tent

Beer Garden Tent

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Beers and Brauts

Beers and Brauts

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Apple Treats

Apple Treats

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A Pick Your Own Pumpkin Patch

A Pick Your Own Pumpkin Patch

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 🙂