Weekend Mani ~ Shopping Frenzy {sephora by OPI}


Hi Lovelies!  I am so bummed that Sephora discontinued this line because I LOVED the formula and colors of these polishes.  Its a shocking bright fuschia pink with some blue undertones.  (I’m sorry I’m horrible at describing colors & scents!) But its pretty vivid and I love it.

I was going through my polish collection last night and wanted a bright & happy color to kick off the week with.  Its been so gloomy here that this is just what I needed!

I’m sure there is a dupe some where for this color and if I come up with one – I’ll definitely let you know since I’m half through my bottle! Continue reading

Weekend Mani! Essie’s Toggle to the Top!


This weekends mani is Essie’s Toggle to the Top!  It is in their winter 2013 collection and it is breathtaking.

I found this while shopping at Target last week and had to get it.  Normally I’m not the biggest fan of Essie because I’ve never had the best luck with their color lasting or not chipping, however I had to try this!  Its a sheer garnet red colored polish with brighter red glitter in it.  It was actually pretty hard to photograph because I wanted to show how bright it is in the light.  If you’re new, I love red polishes, but more specifically the dark red polish.  This color had my name written all over it! 🙂  I type for 8+ hours a day so I’m expecting my tips to wear pretty fast but I’ll let you know if this one doesn’t hold up. Continue reading

Weekend Mani ~Gray & Silver


This week’s manicure is featuring a dark color that I love in the fall and another shatter nail in silver.  I’m late jumping on the shatter nail polish band wagon but I am in love with them!  The dark gray color is by L’Oreal in #570 Stroke of Midnight.  I really like the L’Oreal polishes and they last just as long as my OPI polish.


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Weekend Mani ~ Halloween Inspired

PicsArt_1382890797658Hi Lovelies!  This week’s mani is Halloween-ish inspired!  I have to add the “-ish” because I work in a professional environment so have to keep nails semi-subtle.  First I started with Sephora by OPI’s Seriously Its a Naan-Issue which to me is a beautiful, dark, blue toned purple.  In darker light it can come off as black but to me its not quite as harsh as black but still makes a statement.

Next I couldn’t decide which accent I wanted so I picked two!  First I used the same sliver shatter/crackle top coat as last week and then I chose Maybelline’s Color Show Polka Dots Polish in Clearly Spotted – I loved playing with this so much that instead of using it as an accent nail, I used it on all of my nails!  Its very fun and different than anything I’ve done before.  I love it! 🙂
I hope you have a wonderful Halloween week!

Weekend Mani


Hi Lovelies!  I’m sorry this post is behind, I spent the weekend working and then was sick but I’m back and on the mend!  I did manage to get my nails done before I took family pictures on Sunday and wanted to share one of my favorite fall colors.  You might have figured out by now that I love dark and bold polishes but also love red polishes.  This week’s mani features Sephora by OPI (I stocked up when they were on clearance!) in Ruby Without a Cause (opaque chrome wine-burgundy with two tone effect) which is still available if you want to order your own!  This is slightly misleading because its a duo-chrome with gold/olive green in it and in the bottle but applied I’m mainly seeing the ruby.  Maybe next time I’ll try to mix it up better.  On my accent nail I’m using a silver shatter polish that I had but never tried before.  I thought it was fun to mix it up for a change.  *Please ignore the chips, I took this picture yesterday so it was 3 days into the mani and I didn’t coat my tips like I normally do!*

Thanks for stopping by today and checking out my weeeknd mani from Sunday!

Weekend Mani ~ Sally Hansen Lacquer Shine


This weekend’s mani is staying with last weekend’s dark and vampy trend!  I forgot I had this color until I was re-organizing my polishes yesterday and stumbled upon this one!  This comes off in pictures as black but in person and in the light its a deep brown with burgundy shimmer in it.  It is stunning in the light and I wish it would have photographed better for you!  I can only find that is color #08 – Glossy.  I am loving these dark colors for fall and Halloween time.


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Weekend Mani ~ Orly Mysterious Curse

IMG_20131006_140157_026I hope you’ve all had a wonderful weekend!  It is cold and dreary here today so I picked a dark blue/purple duo-chrome polish from Orly.  It really depends on the light as to which colors you see but most of the time I see a dark blue.

Here is the color description from Orly:

Enjoy Mysterious Curse from Orly’s Dark Shadows Collection inspired by the movie Dark Shadows. This color is a rich dark purple with touches of blue highlights that will give your nails a definite edge and leave your nails a gorgeous mystery.

Thanks for stopping by Gracious Luck and have a wonderful day!