Category: Manicure Monday

My Nude Manicure Edit

In the early days of this blog, I had a rainbow collection of nail polish. Essie was my drug of choice, and my nails were always painted in a candy-colored shade of royal blue, turquoise, mint green, lavender, hot pink or bright red. My nail polish stash filled my Caboodle (one of the last remaining vestiges of my 90s childhood that I’ll never give up) and I couldn’t make it out of the drugstore without…

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Coney Island Cotton Candy

I’m calling it: OPI Coney Island Cotton Candy is going to be my go-to summer nude. It’s a warm peachy-pink with a sheer formula that you can layer for more opaque coverage. This is three thin coats over their ridge-filling primer base, topped off with my favorite high-shine ‘instant gel effect’ top coat.

I Can’t Get Enough of This 2-Step Manicure

I blogged about the Essie Gel Couture 2-step manicure system back in August, but wanted to circle back with an update after a few months of regular use. Here’s the verdict: I. love. it.  This collection is one of my favorite beauty launches of 2016. It’s pricey for a drugstore nail product, but I think the color + top coat combo is worth every penny if you’re comfortable painting your own nails. If you spend…