Sunday, May 23, 2010

Back from the Beach: Essie Nude Beach

I got back in town from M's beach wedding yesterday and was soooo itching to change my mani. But I had too many things to do! Ack! Ideally I would have filed down my nails, done a whole mani and chosen one of the awesome new colours I have in my collection, but I just didn't have the time or patience to file those suckers down, so I went with an Essie sheer. Don't get me wrong, I love sheers, but the stipulated wedding colour - one coat of OPI Pink Before You Leap, just wasn't doing it for me.

This is Essie Nude Beach:

Nude Beach is quite sheer, so in the above pic I've layered one coat of Nude Beach over two coats of Essie Mademoiselle just to camouflage the ick that is my nails currently. At least they aren't stained?

It's stormy here and there is no decent lighting, so this polish isn't being shown off to her best advantage, but you see that shine on my nails?? That's actually *green*! You can see it better in the bottle pic. Cool huh? It's very obvious in person - I don't know why its not registering on camera! It makes my nails look opalescent and I really like watching them sparkle green while I type.

I might do a full mani today, complete with filing down my talons (I know, I know, but this is long for me!) and change colours, but for right now, I'm contented with this! I hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend! I feel like a need a weeks vacation to recover from all the hoopla.

What's your weekend mani??


P.S. My current pedi is OPI My Chihuahua Bites! I cannot tell you how much I love this!! I know no one wants to see my gross feet but trust me - its the perfect combo of red, pink and orange. :)

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jbrobeck said...

i love your essie posts! i feel like all my nude essies in my collex have been bought because of you! yay for essie brushes. we are the only ones that like them!

Irides said...

you always make me want to buy essies. D: It's useful, though, since I will be graduating soon and moving out into a conservative RealWorld where sheers are the rule and not the exception. :) I looove these essie posts. <3 <3

I maaay pick up Nude Beach one day...

kittytokaren said...

@jbrobeck - Hi there my friend! I love the brushes too and people who don't...well lets just say it leaves for us ;) I'm proud that I may have contributed to your nude essie collex - sometimes you're just in that mood.

@Irides - I would say sorry, but I am not! I think these kind of polishes are great for conservative RealWorld and you can have secret fun with them - like the green shimmer in this one. I'm so glad you like the posts - I worry I bore people to death! I picked up Nude Beach on a whim (one of those buy 2 get one free plus coupon deals at Ulta...) and I'm pleased that I did :)


Faith J. said...

I'm wearing OPI Nomad's Dream but after a wedding and a BBQ today, it needs to be taken off for a new color!

Anonymous said...

I love OPI Most Honorable Red for pedis! It's almost the same as My Chihuahua Bites, and I agree, it's a wonderful pedi color.

Apriltini said...

I'm wearing three coats of Color Club's Sugar Baby. It would have been fine at two coats, but I thought three might cover up the ridges on my left hand. It didn't. I'm going to have to file those down next time I wear this color. I'm not sure I like this color. It's a little too milky pale for my taste. I worry my hands look dead.

Anonymous said...

The idea of a stipulated nail color for a wedding is just so weird to me! I mean, I understand wanting everyone to have the same nails or not wanting really tacky nails, but just seems weird. Why not say "wear something sheer" or "no loud colors" or something?

kittytokaren said...

@Faith J - I've never seen that one! It looks beautiful in pics :)

@LacquerMuse - Yes! That one i so close to MCB - just a tiny drop more of red if you squint hard enough. Love it :)

@Apriltini - It's funny I only tend to get ridges on one or two particular fingers on my left hand. And hey, I love the 'corpse look' so I'm loving the sound of your mani!

@gigglingmonk - It was just odd because the wedding was so casual!!! Us bridesmaids didn't wear shoes (it was on the beach), our hair didn't match, etc. I think she just did it because it seems like what you're supposed to do?? It wasn't offensive thats for sure, just not my cup of tea. I'm with you - if she had just said a sheer light colour it would have been fine. :)


Arrianne said...

I have My Chihuahua Bites! It's such a great pedi color. Your comment about your 'talons' made me laugh. That's deathly short for me!

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