Monday, May 11, 2015

Mani: Essie Fifth Avenue Plus Gold Glitter!




Welcome to my latest mani! I wanted to try Fifth Avenue by Essie, which I recently acquired in the Priceline Beauty Bag offer (blogged at the link), because Essie is one brand I haven't had much experience with. I've paired it with Face It dense gold glitter polish in GL111 for a feature nail and used BYS Million Dollar Baby top coat, because the multi-sized gold glitter pieces tie in perfectly with the whole look!




I stuffed up and forgot to leave my ring fingernails bare, covering them in the orangey red lacquer. Oops! So I had to apply two coats of Face It GL111 over the top, and you can still see the red on the edges of those nails, but there's not much I can do about it! I'm happy I thought of a way to use a top coat that matched my theme, because normally I forego this step altogether out of sheer laziness. I'm impressed with the Essie formula; it's smooth and very easy to apply. This is only one coat of red Fifth Avenue!

One coat of Essie Fifth Avenue

Plus two coats of Face It gold polish on the ring finger

Plus one coat of BYS Million Dollar Baby top coat

You can see the red edges under the gold nail. Oops! LOL

Holding my new Lady Gaga Fame fragrance!

What nail polish have you been loving lately?

32 comments:

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    1. Yes, it's beautiful! Thanks for visiting :)

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  2. This is sooooo pretty, red and gold are one of my fave colour combinations. I love Essie polishes as well, they are really good!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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    1. Yes, I want more Essie now! It applied so easily :)

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  3. Fifth Avenue is like the best colour ever! It is my favourite of all Essie polishes :) Love the mani!

    Pam Scalfi♥

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  4. Fifth Avenue is such a pretty and bold shade! I've never tried Essie polishes because we don't get them where I live, sadly. I want to try them out one day, though! I've been using Korean brands instead because they are so easily accessible here! Etude House and The Face Shop makes wonderful polishes!

    May x • The MaydenBloglovin'

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    1. I got the Face It gold polish from The Face Shop in Singapore. Aah that reminds me of the shopping I did over there. Such fun!

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  5. it looks so pretty, love the gold!

    danielle | avec danielle

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    1. I'm a big fan of gold too! It's glitzy and glam :)

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  6. I haven't tried any Essie nail polishes but they always look so nice.
    http://emmajane01.blogspot.com

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    1. I hadn't tried many (if any?) either, but it's well worth it. Great formula!

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  7. This would be a great christmas mani!

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    1. You're right, it totally would! Very festive (I'll have to remember that come December)! :)

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  8. i'm in love with this! great post x

    Visit my blog? xx Miss Beatrix (http://missbeatrix.com)

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  9. Hi Di! Love this red and gold mani! This Essie colour looks amazing, I'll definitely be checking this colour out when I'm in Priceline next! Have a great day! Christina from @lovethatlippie and lovethatlippie blog :)

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    1. Hello! Cool, yes i can't wait to check out the rest of the Essie range on my next Priceline visit either! :)

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  10. What a stunning mani! I love the gold glitter and bling combined with the red!

    Thanks for joining in the Monday Makeup Madness link up party again :)

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    1. Thanks Ingrid! Not a problem, thanks for running the link up, I'm loving it! :)

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  11. Hey there Di, great step by step instructions (I need all the help I can get ha ha) - I'm actually so hopeless at manis, I give up and just paint my tootsies ♥

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    1. Haha! I wish I could do proper nail art but it's beyond my skill set. lol x

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  12. I also got a whole bunch of nail polishes in the Priceline gift bag + more purchased. Loving Essie at the moment, their range is super good! :D

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    1. Yes, you lucky thing, I saw all your gorgeous polishes! I'm a new convert to Essie. Loving them! x

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  13. Ohh this is such a pretty manicure! I love these colours together! I really love the Essie shades that I already own, I really need to invest in some more though! xx

    Sweetaholic Beauty

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    1. Thanks! Yes, I know the feeling - I need more Essie polishes in my life now too! xx

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  14. Adore this polish on you, Fifth Avenue is stunning and I love the way you jazzed it up with gold!

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    1. Thanks Emma! Can't believe how easy to apply the Essie polish was :)

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  15. Love love this!
    how good are Essie polishes! Xx

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  16. Thanks Shannon! They are indeed awesome! xx

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