Those of you who are beauty bloggers will know the deal, you take around 126 photos of your mug, a product or in my case today, my nails – and there will only be 1 perhaps that you deem ‘blog worthy’.  Well this happened to me the other day while I was trying to capture the true beauty of OPI’s Rainbow Connection, but there was one photo that passed through quality control, that I actually thought was cool enough to share..
Essie Topless & Barefoot with an OPI Rainbow Connection Ring Finger Accent
Hmmm yes, a creepy, yet etherial photo – do you think? Ah well, that’s what I like to tell myself ;) The combination in question comprises of 2 of my possibly favourite ever nail polishes; Essie Topless & Barefoot, a gorgeous nude cream which I actually wore on my fingers for my Graduation earlier this year and OPI’s Rainbow Connection, a polish which I hate to go on about as it is so difficult to find, but is one of the most glorious glitters I have ever seen. I found myself catching a glimpse (ok I’m lying – staring) at my hands on a fair few occassions, I love the whole extremely neutral look with a standout mega glitter nail! In fact I am just going crazy for glitter nails at the moment! First my post on Essie Lady Like with OPI’s golden glitter offering Bring On The Bling, and now this! And I’m actually currently sporting a rather festive glitter nail combo at the moment – Essie’s blood red shade Limited Addiction with Orly’s red glittery Emberstone* on my ring fingers – I love a bit of red in the winter :) What are your favourite glitter nail combinations? I’d love to hear! 
Much Love,
Vivianna x
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  • Georgia Lee

    I like a deep red (any generic brand) with opi coronation as a ring finger accent. 

    Or a fusia (again any one) with opi coronation.

    Not very exciting :(


    • Vivianna

      Oooo no they sound nice – I’ll have a google of the colours now! xx

  • Carissa

    I quite like the photo, its quite artsy!
    As for your nails, I love it as an accent :)

    • Vivianna

      Haha thanks love ;) xx

  • Anonymous

    I’m tempted to go back to Liberty and get it!

    • Vivianna

      You should – it’s FAB! xx

  • Anonymous

    Essie Topless and Barefoot is gorgeous, the perfect nude polish :) I know how it is, not being able to get a good enough photo to put on your blog! :( haha

    Frances x
    Twitter: Francesss__

    • Vivianna

      Haha it’s so annoying – but you always get there in the end :) xx

  • Melanie Davies

    Your nails look amazing – I don’t blame you for staring! To a christmas party last week I wore black nails with Model’s Own Juicy Jules on my ring finger and had so many compliments! xxx

    • Vivianna

      Haha thank you love – I NEED to try Juicy Jules – it always looks amazing on peoples nails :) xx

  • charl †

    where can you get Essie  nail vanish from in England?

    I love your blog and your gorgeous :–)

    • Ria

      They sell them in John Lewis (I work there :) )

      • Vivianna

        They do indeed! xx

    • Vivianna

      Thank you hun! Yes John Lewis or places online like Beauty Bay or Feel Unique xx

  • Diane

    Haha I’m anxiously waiting on Rainbow Connection to arrive in my mailbox so that I can start playing around with blinggggg polish :)

    • Vivianna

      Oooooo yes! Hope it comes soon :) xx

  • Makeuplover Confessions

    This looks so nice! So sparkly for christmas :) xxx

    • Vivianna

      Thanks hun! xx

  • sophie p

    LOVE the combination of these nail polishes! they look really really good :) xx

    • Vivianna

      Thank you love! xx

  • tor bennett

    Beautiful photo, and beautiful polishes! I love this xx

    Tor @ Thats Peachy Fashion Blog

    • Vivianna

      Thanks hun! xx

  • Miss Holly

    LOVE this, the combination is gorgeous. I recently had my nails like this, and painted my ring finger with ELF’s golden goddess. Now i’m wearing Barry M’s Redwine with Barry M’s Red Glitter on top, looks so christmasy i love it! xo

    • Vivianna

      Oooo yes I keep hearing so much about that Barry M red glitter – must buy it soon! xx

  • Sarah S.

    I love an opalescent glitter, like China Glaze Snow Globe, over a pastel like a lilac or mint. Sooo pretty :) There are a lot of dupe options for Rainbow Connection out there for people who are having trouble locating it!

    • Vivianna

      Ooooo yes there are – keep seeing loads of good ones on blogs! xx

  • jennifer june

    Arghh I want this glitter polish! It looks so purdy! Especially with urge nude tone!
    I'm going to buy Barry M's red glitter polish for Christmas do's :) loving glittery shiny things right now, I'm like a bloody magpie.. They collect shiny things don't they? Oh well!

  • Sarah

    Gorgeous photo! :)

    Love the nail polish combo! I haven’t been able to get hold of this polish as it sells out as soon as it appears in Sallys *sob*

    My favourite combo is probably China Glaze Frostbite with OPI Last Friday Night (Katy Perry Collection) on my ring fingers xx

    • Vivianna

      Thank you hun! Your combination sounds lush too! xx

  • Phoebe

    I love having a glitter nail at the moment. It seems to fit the festive season well!

    • Vivianna

      Haha it does – everyone needs a glitter nail :) xx

  • Ashlie Green

    I love how you write! Stunning picture x

    • Vivianna

      Thank you hun! xx

  • K

    Now I need Essie T&B, thanks. :) love ya, XO

    • Vivianna

      Haha – it’s such a stunning colour! xx

  • Tiffany

    Love the photo!! And that glitter polish sure is pretty. *o* I want it now…ah.

    • Vivianna

      Thank you love! xx

  • Claire

    Gorgeous combination :)

    • Vivianna

      Thanks! xx

  • styt

    lol i like the way you pose with your hands and your eye in the background lol xxx

    • Vivianna

      Haha cheers love xx

  • Sarirah Hamid

    This is pretty. You’ve toned down the blinging glitter stereotype into something much more elegant.
    Some time back, I was a little bold and tried a red nail with accent glitter of Barry M’s Red Glitter. :)  

    • Vivianna

      Thank you love! ooooo I need top try that red glitter :) xx

  • Miss Stylicious

    Love these colours, they look great! Will definitely be looking them up as I can never find a decent nude polish.

    • Vivianna

      Thank you hun! xx

  • Hayley Campbell

    I just purchased rainbow connection and its amazing! it takes a while to get off but totally worth it for that amazing sparkle! try layering over a black polish, looks awesome! which camera do you use? love the photo!

    Hayley x

    • Vivianna

      Thanks hun – it’s a Canon EOS 600D :) xx

  • Alice Byers

    Wow, this is a gorgeous colour combination.
    I’ve bought my first step into glitter polish recently. I love wearing Barry M Raspberry with a silver glitter topcoat – so festive! I’m the same as you and am often caught staring at my pretty nails!

    • Vivianna

      Thank you hun! Oh wow – that sounds like a lovely combo! xx


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    • Vivianna

      Thank you hun! xx

  • Lauren

    I really like Models Own Champagne and I’ve lost mine so I need a new one! :( x

    • Vivianna

      Oh no, go and treat yourself to a repurchase xx

  • mj_estel

    I bought Essie Topless & Barefoot after reading your blog and I absolutely love it! It’s not the classic pinky nude.

    And about my favourite glitter combo… I love Kiko 270 (It’s an Italian brand that is also available here in Spain) with a deep navy blue or with China Glaze For Audrey:
    But I prefer it just for summer.

    • Vivianna

      It’s such a gorgeous colour – pleased you like it too! xx

  • Silvia Quirós

    Nice! it looks very festive! thanks for sharing!

    • Vivianna

      Thank you! xx

  • Stacey

    Love your nails Anna,  they’re the perfect length. I’ve been after that Essie polsih for aaaaages too. Love the mani xx

    • Vivianna

      Thank you hun! xx

  • Stephanie Taylor

    Ahh, I wish  I had lovely nails like yours – I’m a serial biter! I love how the glitter stands out against the pale colours as well – it looks so classy and elegant! xxx

    • Vivianna

      Aw thank you hun – I used to bite them when I was younger too! My parents had to put that horrible tasting top coat on them to make me stop! xx

  • Sheilaoriordan75

    I find myself not using my Limited Addiction because it just stains SO badly

    • Vivianna

      It does! Although I use the OPI base coat underneath which actually really helps xx

  • Samantha Rose Kohl

    that is literally the coolest, most original manicure i’ve seen in a whileeeee. love it! i’ll have to go out and buy essie topfoot and barefoot now. looks so dope.

    check out my blog on nail polish if you have a chance!

    • Vivianna

      Aw thank you hun! I LOVE Topless and Barefoot! xx

  • Kristie Banerjee

    I am usually not a fan of all these funky manicures but this one is wonderful!! It has such a great holiday feel without going overboard. I am dying to try this out now :)


    • Vivianna

      Aw thank you hun! xx

  • Madison

    How do you shape your nails? I have been really into the square shape lately, and I was looking for some tips to get it!

    • Vivianna

      A bit of gentle filing here and there :) xx

  • Temporary:Secretary

    Really pretty! x

    • Vivianna

      Thanks love! xx

  • aley alvarez

    Love this it’s so pretty!

    xoxo aley

    • Vivianna

      Thank you! xx

  • adeline.tan

    Omg, I LOVE this combination! Totally going to try out and let you know how it turned! :)
    xx, Lin

    • Vivianna

      Thanks! Please do :) x

  • Michelle