Jan 10, 2014

New Challenge: "Giardino d'inverno": Essie lots of lux



Hello my dears! Today begins a new challenge organized by the lovely Gold Francine from The Beauty case blog, most of the participants are Italian so the challenge is called "Giardino d'inverno" which means "winter garden", how cool is that?

This is a pretty relaxed but very interesting challenge. It starts today and lasts the whole winter, every Friday we'll be posting a manicure, it can be a swatch or nail art, there is an optional prompt each week. The only rule is the nail polishes (at least one if it's nail art) need to be matte, satin, suede or textured, no glossiness here! So chic!



For today I haven't got the time to do a nail art, though I wish I could, because I really liked the prompt "winter". But I got a pretty polish to share with you that evokes winter to me. It's Essie Lots of lux from the recent Encrusted treasures collection.



I painted 2 coats of this pretty over my regular base coat, no topcoat, of course. I got many compliments on this shade and I should say it's really long lasting. I did this mani on Tuesday and it held four days without chipping at all!
Thank you Francine for letting me participate in this great twinsie! Do not forget to visit the gals in our "Giardino d'inverno", there are really gorgeous manicure in this challenge
Let me know your thoughts :)
Love,
Nati


*Banner edited by Gold Francine and Alice Biffi. Original picture source here.



25 comments

  1. I love this blue.All it needs is a snowflake.

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    1. You're right Mara! If I had the time I would have done it. But I was in a rush. So probably next time I'll use it :)

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  2. Ohhh four days for a textured nail polish, that is good! :-)

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    1. Yes it is! I did not realize at first because I could wear OPI Jynx for 6 days! Right now I'm on the 4th day of OPI Baby please come home and I'm suspecting is a matter of base coat. I shall test one different basecoat per nail... experiment time :)

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  3. 4 giorni per un textured è un tempo lunghissimo!!!!!

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    1. Veramente lo è. Anche è straordinariamente raro che io tenga una stessa manicura per 4 giorni :)

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  4. aunque no sea mi color o mi extura favorite como siempre tus manicuras son impecables

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    1. Gracias Andrea! Como te ha parecido tus primeros días de trabajo? espero todo bien!

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    2. Bueno todavía bien hay ciertos especímenes, ayer saqué a una chica después de 20 minutos en clase, y siendo la primera vez que los veo por falta de respeto. Si se lo tolero una vez se lo tengo que tolerar el resto de la temporada y seguro al resto de la clase.

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  5. Questo blu della Essie me lo sono proprio perso: ma è bellissimo *______*!!!

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  6. Questo Essie è a dir poco fantastico :)

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    1. E veramente un bel azzurro :)

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  7. é bellissimo questo Essie, ottima scelta! :)

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  8. Uhhh, l'avevo già visto ma mai considerato, ora che lo mostri devo ammettere quanto sia bello :)

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    1. Veramente mi era successo come a te fino che ho visto una swatch da nailderella e mi sono convinta ad acquistarlo :)

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  9. E' proprio una bellissima tonalità di blu! Mi ricorda un po' il Wjcon n.824; chissà se si somigliano veramente!

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    1. Ciao Silvia, grazie per il commento. Questo qui non è proprio uguale al 824 della Wjcon, il colore di base è simile ma quello della Essie ha una finitura molto piu rugosa e più colori (diverse tonalità di blu). Quello della Wjcon mi fa pensare a Chanel Bel Argus se fosse "textured", e quello della essie mi fa pensare di più à China Glaze water you waiting for se fossi textured è più azzurro.

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  10. Wow! great effect, love it:)
    I really like blue polishes lately;)

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  11. Ma io che non sapevo che la essie avesse fatto uscire una linea textured?!
    È favoloso, non credo ci siano altre parole, se non "lo voglio!". ;-)

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  12. really lovely color, I don't think I've seen it before. I really like this one.

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  13. I adore textured nail polishes, and this one is also blue... so... it would be perfect for me!

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  14. Wow!!! Non sapevo che quell'Essie fosse un textured! E guarda che blu, mi piacerebbe metterlo a confronto con OPI Get your number, ma credo che l'OPI sia mooolto glitterato...

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