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Mani Monday: Essie Fall 2019

Mani Monday:  Essie Fall 2019

Mani Monday: Essie Fall 2019

It’s officially sweater weather with six limited edition nail polishes from Essie with the fall 2019 collection.  “It’s time to get back to your roots and explore the home grown countryside with the essie fall 2019 collection of six autumn nail polish shades. As the leaves begin to fall and the outside air becomes crisp – it’s official, it’s sweater weather. These limited edition nail polish shades are guaranteed to leave you on the bright cider.”

Essie Fall 2019 Collection

Essie Fall 2019 Collection

Essie is one of my favorite nail brands partly because they do really good seasonal collections.  They build a color story that really represents a feeling, trend, season!  Because of that I decided to google the fall collection 2019 and I barely found any IRL’s, swatches, etc and I was a little shocked.  The ones I did find convinced me to head over to CVS and see what they had.  I intended only to pick up one shade but after seeing the colors, the theme, the names I couldn’t leave without at least 3.

My top picks:  Hay There, Sweater Weather, On The Bright Cider

My top picks: Hay There, Sweater Weather, On The Bright Cider

The top 3 I picked were 3 colors I definiltey did not already have in my collection.  Hay There, a fall yellow, caught my eye first.  Its a perfect color to transition with.  On The Bright Cider, the color of apple cider, became a must-have for my Apple Hill fall outings.  Sweater Weather, a metallic green, which is the most out of my norm.  It was also the last bottle in this color at the store and from the reviews I read it was the one that everyone liked best so I grabbed it too.

With those names how can you not pick up one... or three!?

With those names how can you not pick up one… or three!?

 

Hay There

Essie Hay There

Essie Hay There

On The Bright Cider

Essie On The Bright Cider

Essie On The Bright Cider

 

Sweater Weather

Essie Sweater Weather

Essie Sweater Weather

These 3 shades were my September mani colors.  Usually I stick to my pinks, berries, reds but I’m glad I got something out of my comfort zone.  Sweater Weather got the most compliments from strangers haha.  Its kinda alien, kinda fall, kinda shimmery.  I see Sweater Weather being a really fun color for Halloween too!  These 3, well the whole collection really, go so well with the fall trends… menswear, 70’s vibe, plaids, neutrals, marigold, denim… Now the question is do I need the other 3 shades from this collection!?  I really like the other three for all my other fall activities, visit to the pumpkin patch, friendsgiving, regular Thanksgiving, etc.  I think I just answered my own question 😉

 

Nailed It: Super Easy Nail Art With mark. Nail This Look Nail Color and Ring Set

mark. Nail This Look Set

mark. Nail This Look Set

Mani Monday on a Tuesday, so what.  Anyone who knows me knows I’m never on time for anything.  But what they also know is I LOVE my nails.  And because I’m always late means I better know how to create some killer nail art in a super quick way!  Luckily for you I do, and its using this complete kit from mark., the Nail This Look Nail Color and Ring Set ($28).  Create a fun angled look for spring with little to no skills needed.

Final Look (with mark. All In Good Time Watch)

Final Look (with mark. All In Good Time Watch)

 

The How To:

Step 1:  Start with a base coat or on plain nails add 2 thin coats of Sunsation (yellow) with letting the first coat dry for at least 2 min before applying the 2nd.  Don’t worry about the mess we’ll fix that later.

mark. Sunsation from Nail This Look

mark. Sunsation from Nail This Look

 

Step Two:  Take Seafoam and paint an angled section starting about halfway down your nail upward toward the tip.  Because Seafoam is a bit more opaque in coloring you can do it in one coat.  You can get the idea with the video below:

Paint on an angled block with Seafoam

Pain on an angled block with Seafoam

 

Finish It Up:  Just clean up the sides and if you wish add a top coat.  Call it a day and have a super cute and super simple nail art look with just this one kit, just slip on the ring and you’re good to go!    I admit my work up close and personal is not perfect, but at the normal distance your hand are at, no one will notice the imperfections just the super springy fun nail art you did!

mark. Nail This Look Polish and Ring Set

mark. Nail This Look Polish and Ring Set

BONUS!!!  Say you want to go the extra mile do you!?  Then add a silver line of polish between the mint and yellow.  I used the mark. Nailed It in Tinsel (silver) from the holiday release.  Those mini brushes are perfect for doing such a thing.  Draw a thin stripe and you just upped your nail art game!

Final Look (with mark. All In Good Time Watch)

Final Look (with mark. All In Good Time Watch)

 

NOTES:  Not sure if you knew this but painting your nails in full on sun is never a good idea.  It makes the polish bubble and thicken up not allowing for the best application.  However I don’t care and still take any excuse to sit in the sun, which is why mine aren’t the best they could be.  Nothing a little topcoat can’t smooth out for the most part.  Either way I’ve been wearing these mint and yellow shades for the last month and I could not be more pleased with the mark. Nail This Look Set ($28).  They wear well and are the perfect fun shades to perk up your spring!  You can get the set at my eBoutique for $28.

This look was inspired by the mark. girl official tutorial using this pink from the other Nail This Look Polish and Bracelet Set.  Which is just another look you can create with the Sunsation and Seafoam set!  Try it out and let me know how it goes!

Pops Of Spring

A POP of Color For Spring

A POP of Color For Spring

Hello sunshine.  Hello warmer temps.  Hello springtime!  Spring is springing up all over the joint, including on me!

Pop Of Spring Outfit

Pop Of Spring Outfit

Chambray Top – Loft Outlet.  Skirt – H&M.  Pumps – Brooks Brothers.  Necklace, Bracelets, Ring and Nail Polish – mark.

Pop Of Spring Blooms

Pop Of Spring Blooms

Pop Of m.Powerment

Pop Of m.Powerment

Pop Of Yellow

Pop Of Yellow

Pop of m.Powerment!  The “Mighty Pretty” enamel bangle I’m wearing is not only the perfect pop of spring color to my look but it also stands for something!

m.powerment by mark.* is our philanthropic initiative dedicated to breaking the cycle of dating abuse and partner violence. So far, more than $1 million has been raised to benefi t education and prevention programs in communities across the country. 100% of the net proceeds from sales of the mighty pretty m.powerment bracelet ($20.92) is donated directly to this initiative.

Get yours at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Pop Of Spring Outfit

Pop Of Spring Outfit

Pop of Buds, Blooms and Leaves

Pop of Sunshine through Buds, Blooms and Leaves