i am wearing: gray suede by revlon for the base, coat azure by essie, nice is nice by essie, french affair by essie, da bush by essie and cheeky chops by butter london.

i saw this mani on pinterest and knew i had to try it. and wouldn’t you know it…as soon as i finished taking these pics, i smudged the heck out of them! at least they were pretty for a few minutes. in other news, the puppies are now gaining their confidence and have decided they no longer need to listen to me. rocco (we’ve changed their names to rocco and jake…for now) took off after a rabbit today and i had eep in my arms and jake running the opposite direction. so much for those great puppies who listen i told you about. =)

p.s. who was the original nail polish company to start using the cheeky names? i don’t remember nail polishes having such crazy names years ago. does anyone know???

17 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Anna
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 1:31 am

    I love how you always have such perfect nails & hands!! You actually got me on to Essie Nailpolish and now I’m hooked πŸ™‚ p.s that ring makes me ooooo and ahhhh everytime I see it!

    Anna xo


  2. Tamsyn
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 3:21 am

    I saw that mani on pinterest too and loved it. Yours looks amazing, well done!

  3. Penny Pincher Fashionista
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 4:15 am

    I posted this manicure on my FB page because I loved it so much! Can’t wait to try it – yours looks perfect!!

  4. Natasha (OveLoves)
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 4:28 am

    Your nails always look perfect – I can’t wait to try this one! Could you post on how you do a general manicure? (The tools or products that you use) I can never seem to get it right – it always looks like Edward Scissorhands hacked away my cuticles and that a three year old cut my nails (insert ashamed face).


  5. JustPatience
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 5:59 am

    Very pretty. I love Essie nail polish collection. It’s so easy to apply, doesn’t chip easily and last longer!


  6. Kiki's Corner:: Fun, Fashion and Frivolity
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 6:44 am

    This is a super cute look πŸ™‚


  7. lisa fergus
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 7:07 am

  8. Alysson
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 7:31 am

    this looks perfect on you! I wish my nails were longer so I could also try this out πŸ™ I can’t believe how exact you got the colors!! great job! XO

  9. LC
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 9:48 am

    I think the ‘cheeky’ (love that word)! nail polish name trend began many years ago (the mid-90s)? with OPI. I love perusing their line, just for the names. I love their colors, too.

    Love your nails — I wish I had the patience to do mine myself.

  10. Neris
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 10:48 am

    Love this manicure! Saw it on Love Maegan blog earlier today (inspiration photo) and fell in love with it! and now I see that you actually recreated it! looks so AMAZING! You always do the best at manicures EVER πŸ™‚


    Fashion Fractions

  11. Martaaa
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 11:14 am

    it looks really great! itβ€˜s such a nice idea for a pretty manicure, not too much just enough:)

    An Interesting Distraction

  12. Nury
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 11:19 am

    Very pretty. I just saw this mani over at Love Maegan, she has posted some very inspirational manicure photos, and they were absolutely fabulous!

  13. ...love Maegan
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 11:35 am

    I’M SO IN LOVE …yes, great minds πŸ˜‰

  14. Hannah
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 12:56 pm

    I love your blog!! It’s so cute and that mani is so innovative! And you are so pretty!!!!! It’s not fair πŸ™

    Come check out my blog, it’s pretty new and i could really use some advice!

    xo Hannah


  15. fashmr paul
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 2:44 pm

    What a brilliant idea ! Thats a really effective look

  16. ModaMama
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 4:39 pm

    Cute idea! I just gave myself a mini-pedi today. After walking around NYC for five days straight, my feet and calluses were atrocious! Now it feels soooo much better!

    Follow me and enter my Ruche giveaway!

  17. blacksandbrights
    Jul 26, 2011 @ 3:18 pm

    i saw this picture on pinterest too!! even saved it to my desktop – would have loved to try it but my skills with a nail polish are not up there – your manicure came out amazing i absolutely love it!!