Manicure Monday

Hello all!

Already in October…time fly so fast…well at least here (in Montreal) we’re having a wonderful weather for the last couple of days!

But the trees are starting to change and shed their many leaves and we can’t deny anymore that fall is just next door.  So for this week’s manicure, I decided to go with a very bright and fall mood.


So first, as always, I’ve put on my OPI Envy base coat as it helps keeping my nails from being stained.  Then, I’ve used my L’Oréal Mango Mamma nail polish which is a very very bright deep orange but at the same is is pretty sheer.  Basically, I find that it just looks as if it’s carrot juice in the bottle.  Also, I wanted to do a one color gradient on my nails with this sheer polish.  So first, I applied one thin layer all over my nails.  Then the second coat I started it in the middle to the end, always trying to keep a thin layer.  And the third coat I’ve only put it at the tips.


Afterwards, I used my very recent purchase, the Essie As Gold as it Gets in the Luxeffects collection.  It was the first time I saw this polish and I just couldn’t resist buying because it looked just like gold pieces in the bottle.  Even if the whole polish looks yellowish, the base is pretty colorless.  So I’ve put one layer of this gorgeous polish all over the nails, and put a second coat only at the tips to accentuate the gradient effect.



Those two nail polishes are ones of my favorites because I find that it’s prefect either for fall or even summer.

Voilà! That’s it for now!  My next post (this week) will be my September favorites so…keep and eye open for that!


Manicure Monday

Happy Monday everyone!

So I tried to post more last week but obviously didn’t work out so well…BUT this week! I will!

So on to the mani of the week!


this week, I wanted something subtle and nice.  I’ve had my nails painted for so many months now and I just felt like having them more natural this time.


First, I applied my Essie base coat (even if it has kinda of a nude color, when it dries it looks transparent).  Then I’ve put Maybelline Color Show 220 Orange Fix on the tips (I know on the picture it looks red, but it’s not!). This polish is not that opaque so I’ve put 2 coats of it so I would have a nice vibrant orange color.  Then, just to add a little something, I’ve put Nicole for OPI Heavenly Angel on top (they are holographic flakes).  And as usual I’ve put my Sally Hansen Diamond top coat and OPI Drying Drops.