Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Real Housewives of NJ Joe Guidice Inspired Manicure

I'm sure you are filing through all of the Joe Guidice inspired manicures online, so thanks for choosing mine!  

Ulta Plum Perfect Pure Ice Kiss me Here

 Let me start by confessing that I am a BIG reality show junky.  When I say BIG, I mean HUGE.  Reality tv brings so much excitement and happiness to my life.  From Real Housewives of Everywhere, to MTV's Real World, to Jersey Shore, to Teen Mom - I do not discriminate.  I don't know what it is about reality tv, but it is so entertaining.  After I put the kids to bed each night, I settle in on the couch and make my way through all of the reality shows I have on my DVR.  If there aren't any new ones, I have no problem watching "reruns" (is that still a valid term?).  Lots of my favorite channels run marathons of reality shows and since I have my DVR set to tape (is "tape" correct?) new and repeats, it catches those marathons.  I think I have about 25 Real Housewives of New Yorks that date back to season 1 waiting for me to watch.

Ulta Plum Perfect Pure Ice Kiss me Here

Let's get to how this manicure was inspired by Joe Guidice (Teresa's Husband on RHW of NJ).  I was watching the reunion show the other night (very intense btw) and I couldn't help but notice Joe's button shirt.  It was a light grey with a plum purple band on the inside of the collar.  Here is a still shot of him with the inspirational shirt.  I love this shirt and would love to find one for my husband.  I'm not sure if he would wear it though...

The grey is lighter, but I decided to use one of my favorite greys of all time - Pure Ice Kiss Me Here.  The plum color is from Ulta and is called Plum Perfect.  Plum Perfect is still available at Ulta; however, it's in the new packaging.  Ulta polishes are 3 for $9 right now and always seem to be on sale.  I love the formula of both of these polishes and love the look of these colors together.  I'm looking forward to receiving the new grey polish I just ordered - NARS Storm Bird.  Thanks to Liesl, at Liesl Loves Pretty Things, for introducing me to it - she has a great swatch here.

You can always find cool nail colors and combinations by paying attention to what is going on around you...and yes, even by watching reality tv:)

Do you love reality tv as much as I do?  If so, what's your favorite show?



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43 comments:

  1. I love this post, Essie Rae. Really great imagination and creativity.

    Thanks for the dose of reality and a smile today.

    I love these colors, no wonder you were attracted to Joe's shirt! ; )

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    1. :) Thanks. And thank you for all of the support and taking the time to email me the other day.

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  2. Cute colour choices!

    I love reality tv,Duck Dynasty has to be my favourite show!

    gl0ssi.blogspot.ca

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    1. I've never heard of Duck Dynasty???? I'll have to google it:)

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  3. I adore this combo! My mom also really enjoys the Real Housewives shows!

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  4. I LOVE RHONJ!!!! I literally just watched my DVR'd Reunion Part 3 show earlier today! This mani is perfect for his shirt, although I have to say, Joe and Theresa are the couple that I cannot stand on NJ. LOL.

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    1. I really wish I could have incorporated his polka dots but that might have been a little too busy.

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  5. I love Kiss Me Here. It's my favorite gray too, it's a soft gray but no hint of greige like I see in Chinchilly or other polishes. Pretty combo, I think with a darker plum I will be doing this!!

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    1. Yes, it's a straight up grey...perfect! Let me know when you do it!

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  6. Omg!! I finally got to catch the last part of the reunion last night, so I noticed the shirt too!! I love that you did a mani to match it!! You need to come up with an "elephant g-string" manicure next! Lmao!!

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    1. OMG, that would be funny! haha. I'll put my thinking cap on.

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  7. I love this combo and that gray is so gorgeous. I'm a bit of a reality show junkie as well but I actually have never watched The Real Housewives. Maybe I should check out some old episodes to get into it.

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    1. Oh yes, if you like reality, you would love them. RHW of Beverly Hills is starting soon:)

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  8. Awesome post! Your first line totally made me giggle, but not before I wondered if I had missed something somewhere...the stuff that goes over my head sometimes, seriously! Anyhoo, these colors look so amazing together, and they're so unbelievably glossy. I've never seen RHONJ, but Theresa Giudice still somehow manages to bug the krap out of me. At least her husband knows how to dress, lool. And thank yoouuu for the shout out! I'm so glad you got Storm Bird, I know you'll love it! :) :)

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    1. haha, you were like "no...I don't have any Joe Guidice posts in my reader???" :) No problem with the shout out - you deserve it. You continue to help my wish list grow.

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  9. I adore this combination!!!! I hear you regarding ideas for manis - I am experiencing this as well. I still have one in my head inspired by my shower curtain - not really earthshaking given I stare at it daily :-S Reality TV is admittedly not my cup of tea but I also treasure this ritual of the day to plunge on my sofa, pop my feet up, turn the tely to my favorite series and celebrate the beginning of OUR evening (this would be Feierabend in German - my Dictionary translates this to home time). Currently I love to watch those old episodes of Murder She Wrote ;-)

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    1. haha, that would be awesome! Make sure to get a picture of your shower curtain when you do it:) Oh my, I remember Murder She Wrote. That was a loooong time ago.

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  10. I've always love the gray+pink combo! I used to have a lot of clothes and sweaters with those colours!

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  11. Love the combo! I have to admit my guilty pleasure is reality TV. We did decide to cancel our cable about a year ago and I thought I was going to have a hard time with it. I used to watch almost all of the housewives. Also a huge fan of Top Chef! I miss watching those shows but I like not having a cable bill better! :) I never really thought of taking objects around me for inspiration. I may have to try that sometime.

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    1. CANCEL CABLE??? WHAT??? HOW IN THE....? Never. I'd rather cut out my phone:)

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  12. I love this color combo! I am also a Real Housewives addict. Jersey is one of my favorites. The reunion finale was drama filled for sure! ah, guilty pleasures :)

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    1. Oh yes. They are all getting so heated, aren't they? It's like everyone is fighting. It makes my life seem so NORMAL.

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  13. I watch all of the real housewives as well! But those are the only reality TV I watch. THe rest of the time, I'm on Investigation Discovery watching murder and mayhem!

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  14. Bahaha!! I'm a reality TV addict, too! And I cannot tell you how much I love the inspiration behind this mani! Not only is it awesome, but it also makes me laugh. Well done! :)

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  15. Looks great I need to get the Pure Ice Kiss Me Here such a great shade!

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    1. Yes, it is awesome. I find myself grabbing for it a lot. Grey looks so good with so many colors.

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  16. This post made me smile -too funny! I love RHONJ too!

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  17. I love these colors!! I've been looking for a pretty grey and I think I'll have to go pick this one up!

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    1. Do it. I've found I pull this one out a lot. It looks great under lots of glitters too.

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  18. what a gorgeous color combo!

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  19. lmao you can find inspiration anywhere! Totally knew what you were referencing in the title, good interpretation ;) Lovely nails colors

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  20. Those colors look great together. I was just trying to catch up on NJ housewives. I watch Nail files, Flipping out, Tia & Tamera (kind of boring)& some others too.

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    1. Oh, I watched Nail Files at one point, I didn't realize it was on again!?

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  21. Hi! I saw your site on BSN and after reading this post I was sold on following! This post is so cute, I love that your inspiration came from Joe Guidice!! lol

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  22. I'm only a partial junkie. I love E & Vh1 reality shows. Don't go near MTV or TLC. or any housewives. LOL

    Love your mani!

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