Hi hi! It’s Manicure Monday! Today’s look is one I kept simple, but it’s still over the top. I used Essie’s Hors d’Oeuvres and a diamond charm from Daily Charme. It’s kind of insane.
Hors d’Oeuvres is a challenge to photograph. There’s so much shiny; the strong gold shimmer and embedded silver hex mix means a lot of light bounces off it and makes it hard for the camera to focus or get a good white balance. (I shoot on auto, sue me.) It’s also very reflective, which is a cool finish. I’m really enjoying it.
I ran out of super glue, so I decided to see if Seche Vive was enough to hold the diamonds on. It did, for a while, until one mysteriously disappeared. I still have yet to find it. I pulled the other one off to risk losing it and put on a second coat of Vive. Speaking of which, have you guys tried Seche Vive? I was skeptical, since I’ve never used any of these gel-effect polishes or top coats before, but I really like how this one feels. I used multiple coats and haven’t noticed any of the bad effects from multiple coats of Seche Vite, so yeah. It’s too early to tell yet, but I might be a convert.
The sunlight is probably where Hors d’Oeuvres looks its best. You can definitely see how reflective it is in these photos; that glare is out of control. This set of photos were taken in direct sunlight outdoors.
Hors d’Oeuvres and other Essie polishes are sold in stores. The diamond charm is from Daily Charme.
That charm was MADE for this manicure! I love it!
Hors d’Oeuvres is stunning! How did I miss that one from essie?
It was in their Encrusted holiday collection a few years ago. I think you can still get them!
That accent nail is everything, and looks awesome with that Essie color.
WOW – talk about shiny reflection in Hors d’Oeuvres! I love the charm with it – edgy!
Sooo much sparkle!
What a cute polish! I love the metallic finish and then the added glitter! <3
That charm is amazing! I want one too!
I haven’t tried Seche Vive yet. I’ve been using HK Girl for years and I rarely bother to try anything else.
I haven’t tried HK Girl yet, but I’d like to. I just don’t want to get caught without top coat and my brand isn’t one I can’t just grab at the store, you know?
I’m loving that gemstone charm!
This is one of my favorite polishes!
I’m a little sad Essie doesn’t play well with me since this colour is pretty awesome!
This looks really beautiful on you, I love the look of the polish x
That charm!! BLING BLING!
That polish is crazy blingy! The charm suits it perfectly x
That diamond charm is the cutest!! I don’t think I could have that in my nail — I’m too much of a klutz. I’d probably hurt myself or someone else. Lol, I scratch people just wearing my engagement ring around the house ???