MANI MONDAY: Essie’s Ruffles & Feathers (Summer 2014 Collection: Haute In The Heat) 2 of 6

Another shade in Essie’s 2014 Summer Collection. I was initially worried about this color, because green is out of my comfort zone when it comes to nail polish, but from what I could see and what I read online, Ruffles & Feathers is a more smooth teal green crème. What I experienced was an opaque, peacock emerald that was a self-leveling one coat wonder (#OCW)!!!! You know how I excited I get when I come across a OCW XD. It was super duper smooth and is very pigmented. I found…

MANI MONDAY: Essie’s Strut Your Stuff (Summer 2014 Collection: Haute In The Heat) 1 of 6

Essie’s Strut Your Stuff is one of the six polishes in Essie’s Summer 2014 Collection called Haute In The Heat. It’s a beautiful bright blue creme that is in the middle of the blue color category – most blues you find will be either darker, lighter, or duller than this. It reminds me of Essie’s Hide And Go Chic and Essie’s I’m Addicted – perhaps right in the middle of those two. I used CND’s Sticky Base Coat, two coats of Strut Your Stuff, and ended with Seche Vite’s Top…