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Friday, September 2, 2011

Day 2 - Orange

Hello again,

Today I'm going to show you guys my 2nd manicure in the 31 day challenge, and also a bonus manicure I did a few weeks and really liked.

First up, my orange nails for Day 2.

I don't know if it is considered cheating or not, but I didn't feel like doing just solid color orange nails.  Even though it is September, I'm not ready for summer to be over!   So I painted some fun orange nails with a scrumptious creamsicle accent finger!

The color I used was Jesse's Girl Beauty Guru.  I bought this at Rite-Aid a few days ago.  And you know what? I really, really like it! I wasn't expecting to love an orange like this, but I really do.  It is a beautiful muted orange that I could almost call a dusty orange.  It was not opaque enough to cover in one coat, but two coats evened everything out nicely.  A third coat would have probably made it look even better, but I didn't use one since I am just going to be taking this off shortly in order to do Day 3 of the challenge.  It dries moderately shiny, but I think it looks much better with a coat of Seche Vite.

And don't you just love the thin rectangular bottle?! I do! And it still has a decent 10ml. (photo from Jesse's Girl website)

For the accent nail, I used a bunch of colors.  The background is one coat Milani Silver Dazzle, and then a light stippled coat of Revlon Aloof (a very light silver).  The popsicle stick is Essie Case Study with highlights of Milani Gold Lamรจ. The cream is just a white striper polish.  The only tool I used was a very, very small tipped paintbrush.

Taken in direct sunlight:

Note the hot ring from my hot boyfriend ;)

And one taken inside:
(cringe- I swear I'm getting my better camera soon! It is at my parents' house right now :-/)

It's a keeper. This color is definitely going to be used this fall.

And now I want a creamsicle.

Find things to smile about,


  1. aww this is a pretty colour, it reminds me a bit of coral :)

  2. I totally love the boyfriend shoutout ;)


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