Thursday, December 20, 2012

☆Fresh Paint: Essie Eternal Optimist + A Cut Above

Starbucks + Sparkle= Love
 Hey Guys,

This is a post I wrote a couple of weeks ago but it disappeared! I have no clue what happened so I'm doing a quick write up again because I really wanted to show you this mani.

I saw these awesome Essie combo packs at Shoppers Drug Mart and Wal-Mart. I saw 4 different packs, which had gorgeous complementary colors. I picked up the pack which came with Essie's Eternal Optimist and A Cut Above, as well as a glass nail file (which my cat loved playing with lol!)

I wasn't sure how I wanted to use these colors so I flicked onto Pinterest aka The Creative Dictionary.

I saw this gorgeous picture by The Stylish Housewife and I wanted to try to re-create it! I love the subtle touch of glitter! It looks like Tinkerbell sprinkled fairy dust over the bottoms of my nails.

Her post and another pinterest picture also inspired my current manicure which I will post in a couple of days. I am just loving this look!

I used one coat of Eternal Optimist and 2 layers of a cut above. Then I topped it all off with OPI Top Coat.

What do you think of this mani? Will you guys be picking up any of these Essie double packs?



  1. Ooh i love that glitter, a gorgeous combination and a fab look!

    Sophierosehearts x

  2. This is so pretty. I like the colours as they are subtle :)

    Shauni x

  3. This is super pretty!! I love how you applied the glitter to the top part of your nail, have to try it sometime:)

  4. i love this look! definitely need to try it. essie's nail polishes are great!

  5. Hi! I found you on the blog hop and was kinda maybe hopin' that you'd pop on by and follow me back!


  6. I love these nails! Great look - I'll definitely be trying it!

    Christina x

  7. Your nails look great!! I've been wanting to do a mani like this for awhile now but never thought to use glitter as the cuticle color! Thanks for the inspiration :)


  8. cute!!!!! i really like that nail look!
    Follow me?
    -Jen <3

  9. love!
    feminine yet glamorous. ;)

  10. I love this colour combination it is very pretty!

    Thank you for checking out my blog and following, it means a lot.

    Your blog is great and i'm a new follower :)

    Kimberley x

  11. I have both of these colours, but I didn't get them in the set! My husband actually bought me eternal optimist as a joke...because I'm far from that. :P lol Thank you for being my follower! XO

  12. I have eternal optimist, and I love it!

  13. I rarely wear glitter nail polish. This post definitely inspires me to get more use of those. Lovely nails! xx

  14. I love it! Its super cute:)
    Merry Christmas! To celebrate, I've got a giveaway on my blog, its open WORLDWIDE!:)

    Belle Epoque

  15. That mani looks amazing! I really would like to try want of the Essie double packs!

  16. What an awesome take on the moon manicure trend. I love sparkles and have both of these colors so it's a must-try for me!

    Thank you so much for linking up to the Aloha Friday Blog Hop last week. I am following you by the way. :)

    If you have time, we'd love to have you come and link up to the Aloha Friday Blog Hop if you haven't already! (Thank you so very much if you've already linked up, I truly appreciate it!!)

    Come and link up, enter the giveaway (if you haven't yet) and celebrate the coming weekend with us!


    Jean {What Jean Likes}

  17. You have an amazing blog!! I love it!
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  18. this looks so pretty i love the glitter polish! beautiful job,now folowing :)

  19. This looks absolutely gorgeous :) Amazing colours! xxx

  20. Pretty :)
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  21. Thanks so much for checking out my page! I did a similar manicure to this with OPI Tickle My France-y and Essie A Cut Above:

    I absolutely love the glitter around the cuticle though. I will definitely try that next! :)


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