Monday, March 11, 2013

Manicure Monday: Essie Where's My Chauffeur? & Beyond Cozy


Hello everyone! Today I wanted to share with you one of my favorite manicures that I've done lately. In only 9 short days, the beginning of Spring will officially be here and it cannot get here quickly enough, am I right? I am absolutely excited and ready for Spring to happen so in lieu of the seasons changing, I am preparing myself from tips to toes in anticipation starting with my unofficial Spring color, Essie Where's My Chauffeur? accented with Beyond Cozy to give it a hint of trendy liveliness.




Ever since I first fell in love with Tiffany & Co-esque blue on the nails over four years ago, it's been one of my favorite shades to wear during the warmer months because it brings such a carefree personality to the hands. It can be a little challenging to find the right turquoise to play off your skintone without making it look dull (happens often with blues) but I must say I am loving this one!


Essie Where's My Chauffeur definitely leans darker than the more robin's egg China Glaze For Audrey. It actually reminds me of the color of a real turquoise stone and has a richness to it that is very flattering on my NC30 skintone. There's an underlying warmth to the shade that works well with yellow-undertone skin without making the color look too green. It was also nearly perfectly opaque in two coats and was quick to dry and easy to apply. Here I used OPI Nail Envy as a base coat with 3 coats of Where's My Chauffeur and OPI Top Coat to set it. I'm not too satisfied with OPI's top coat but I'll try to go more into that in a future post. ;)

For the ring finger I applied Essie's Beyond Cozy which I was in love with from the moment I laid my eyes on it. Worrying it could be your typical semi-opaque glitter topper, I applied it over the turquoise base but it's actually very dense and would've been wonderful in 2 coats on a bare nail as well. I'm very impressed with just how gorgeous and opaque it applies and can't wait to use it again! PERFECT accent nail polish with this color!

Readers, do you have a favorite Spring nail color? Do you like to paint an accent nail a different shade? Let me know in the comments!



36 comments:

  1. Such a gorgeous, vibrant colour! It looks great with your skintone~

    LIVE.IN.LOVE ✞

    ~

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  2. Ohhhhh it's really beautiful!!!

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  3. i love that color!
    i'm so getting at soon as I can!

    thanks for sharing Jen!
    always look forward to your posts.

    xo, shannon marie
    http://fashion-impossible.blogspot.com

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  4. I'm still on the lookout for my perfect spring colour! This essie polish is soo pretty though - perfect for spring! And yes I usually always have an accent nail, i love it! xx

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  5. I just recently purchased Essie Where's My Chauffeur as well and have been wearing it on my nails for 6 days now! I found the application a bit annoying. The polish was thick but not opaque, and it didn't really self even. But who knows? I'm a bit of an uncoordinated nail polish applicator. I've been trying to hunt down Beyond Cozy for a month now to no avail! Was quite difficult for me to find Where's My Chauffeur. Hopefully that shop has restocked and has Beyond Cozy now! I'm always more inclined to buy a nail polish when you recommend it since we have the same skin tone! =)

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  6. I just bought Sephora's pantone color of the year. It's green/blue and perfect for the spring/summer!

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  7. This color combination is gorgeous. <3
    I love this Tiffany inspired look!

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  8. I recently discovered Mineral Fusion at Whole Foods -- latest color obsession is Cerulean Rock. It's a darker, cream shade of turquoise I can wear it without feeling too flashy. Else, I love Essie's Turquoise & Caicos (very similar to what you have here), except it makes my skin look more yellow than I'd like...

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  9. Lovely color! Love the accent nail especially! I'm going to have to run out and pick up this turquoise for my collection! XD

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  10. I love this color combo...it looks like gift wrapping from Tiffany's, not that I really know what that looks like, never got anything from there, lol.

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  11. Lately we have been loving wearing a combo of glitter and solid colour on our nails!
    love the post

    www.mkstyleramblings.blogspot.com.au

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  12. Love this color! And its perfect for this season! :)

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  13. Your photos are ALWAYS so gorgeous! Thanks for another Manicure Monday post. :) I love nail polish but scarcely use/buy them... so I guess I live my fantasies through your posts hehe. :)

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  14. I love this colour its so popular lately =)

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  15. That's such a beautiful shade! :)
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  16. This colour makes me think of summer !

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  17. I love the colors!!!

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  18. The Tiffany&Co-esque blue green is very pretty and it's a really cute design with the silver accent nail^0^
    Favorite Spring color: pastel colors and light creamy brown.
    As for accent nails it's difficult sometimes to match the colors...I'm reproducing designs from nail art magazine so I have less risks to fail ;D

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  19. I love this combination. This is the perfect spring break look. Now off to the drugstore to pick these up....

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  20. The colour combo is so pretty! Reminds me of Tiffany, I love it!

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  21. I love this, I'm going to try it with For Audrey and Beyond Cozy (which I agree, is totally gorgeous omg)

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  22. Jen, you like so much nail polish, you should know about the brazilian nail polishes. Here in Brazil the price is very low (about R$2,50 = U$$ 5,00 or less, and we know that doesn't happen in other countries) and the brands are very respected. This 4 brands here are the most famous and used. Search on COLORAMA, RISQUÉ, HITS and IMPALA nail polish.

    I think you would like to know. C ya :)

    Gabrielli Fernandes - Porto Alegre - Brazil

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  23. Such pretty colors together!

    xo kerker
    Beauty & Things

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  24. OO! I LOVE that color! Totally reminds me of a tropical getaway! : )

    Kayla
    www.lovelucygirl.com

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  25. really like this blog..
    Can u review the new CC cream (upgraded BB cream)?
    I am curious what are the differences.
    Thanks :)

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  26. This is gorgeous! It should be names the Tiffany mani! I have a colour similar to the turquoise but nothing like Beyond Cozy- which is simply stunnng, I have to get one! Does anyone want to take a quick look at my blog?!It would make my day and I would be super happy if you could comment, follow and share! http://apricotsandamethysts.blogspot.co.uk/ You're amazing by the way if you just clicked the link- I follow back on Bloglovin' too! xx

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  27. I wore something similar last week with Navigate Her! http://instagram.com/p/WuV_M1poeu/

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  28. love the glitter on one nail. i should try that

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  30. Able to get the look using Rimmel "mintlicious" and Nicole by OPI "Look at me" nail polishes :) Thanks for the inspirations <3

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  31. Classic color gets playful, like you, classy and fun

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  32. I love that outfit!!
    Much love,
    Wengie
    http://www.wengie.com

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  33. Love this color combination!!!! <3 Really elegant!

    Gem
    gemnikkaonthego.blogspot.com

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