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Sunday, March 8, 2015

A England 'Her Rose Adagio' Glitter Gradient Nails



I'm escaping snowy Northern Virginia this week and heading to sunny & warm Orlando Florida to attend the annual Women's Foodservice Forum (WFF) Leadership Conference. WFF is the foodservice industry's premier Leadership Development resource. I'm honored to have been chosen by my employer to attend.

Traveling for work can be really stressful. Not only the dilemma of what to pack and wear but planning provisions at home so the hubby and my toddler don't starve. But my #1 thought: What about the mani?!

I decided I wanted something simple but sophisticated. Something that would match my jewelry and anything I'd bring to wear.  Also something I could touch up should those 2 coats of Gelous not do their job. Because yes I do travel with a nail kit!

I decided to do a multi glitter gradient with a neutral but chic base. If you read my blog on any regular bases you know I love a glitter gradient!This would also be something easy to fix up 'on the fly' should a chip take place.


After looking through my collection I decided on the following (LtoR)

'Sterling' Mystic Muse Nail Lacquer - a luxurious silver flake topper. These flakes are made with real sterling silver! Talk about luxury!
'Chatoya' Julep - a bright platinum glitter top coat 
(base) 'Her Rose Adagio' A England - Faded roses in a silver prismatic base, as romantic as it is 'en pointe'

I wrote about Her Rose Adagio in one of my first blog posts. Its really such a beautiful color. I used a eye make up sponge to apply Chatoya and then a little Sterling.  Chatoya is really an amazing glitter topper. The description does it no justice. There is actually some color variation in the polish (silver, bronze, platinum). Then I added Sterling just for a little added luxe.




So what do you think? I really love it! This is one of those mani's that I really regret not (yet) having a macro lense for my camera for. I received a number of compliments on it already so you know that made my day. I'm here in Orlando for another two and half days so this is probably the longest I will wear a single mani since August!

What do you reach for when you need a more "work appropriate" mani? Tell me below, I'd love to hear from you!


30 comments:

  1. This is very pretty! A little blingy, but still work appropriate :)

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  2. So pretty! I love the base color you used. I might have to see if I can find it.

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    1. I LOVE A England - Check Llarowe, Color4Nails and Beautometry for stock :)

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  3. This is stunning!!! I'm lucky. I can wear whatever polish I want to work, crazy nails are fine!

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    1. In general I wear whatever I want to work but since this is a big networking event I decided to play it safe :) Can't wait for some bright nails when I get home!

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  4. It's pretty! I never need a work appropriate mani on my job but I love to wear them anyway and I prefer a nude or beige shade.

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  5. Gorgeous and bling! Love it x

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  6. This is such a pretty glitter gradient! I love that A-England!

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  7. Phenomenal! The colors of the glitters work together so well

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  8. Good golly these are BEAUTIFUL. I WANT!

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  9. This combo is stunning! Really beautiful. If I had these polishes, this would be my go-to professional mani! Lol

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  10. Love the blingy look. This is very much wearable to work

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  11. I love all the nudey neutral colors and i loveeeeee glitter. this mani is right up my alley! Gorgeous!

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  12. Beautiful!! I haven't tried any A England polishes but there are some stunning ones!

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    1. They are one of the BEST brands out there IMO. I have a review of their Elizabeth and Mary Collection you should check out. I warn you - they are amazing and you will want them all.

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  13. Although I'm not normally a fan of Julep, I have to say this mani came out stunning. I'm loving all the light neural colors.

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    1. THank you. I know Julep can be iffy. I mostly get their makeup and I love their Vanish and Ta-Da dry drops. A lot of their glitters are actually really nice.

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  14. This came out beautifully! I can see why you got tons of compliments. Enjoy the warm weather and congrats on being selected to attend the conference!!

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    1. Thank you! Its been exhausting but really empowering! I feel like I can take on the world!

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  15. I think this is a beautiful pairing. I think your pairing makes them both prettier than they are alone. :)

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  16. This is so pretty! I love the glitter gradient, it adds to the holo base without overpowering it. Great job!

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  17. Who doesn't travel with a nail kit? This is super pretty!!

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  18. Ah A England! One of my favorite brands!! I have Her Rose Adagio and love it!! I hope you had a great trip and love this glitter gradient!!

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