I do not get my nails done regularly. I prefer to spend my money elsewhere and I actually enjoy doing them myself. With a good base coat, top coat and high quality polish, you can have perfectly manicured nails all the time! essie polishes have some of the most beautiful colors. It's a quality product and since I have fairly tiny nail beds, the smaller brush is the perfect size and creates an even coat. Using a base, color and then a top coat, my nails will usually stay nice and neat for a week! (even through cooking dinners every night, cleaning, DIY-ing, etc.) I also have to admit that my little OCD heart loves the way these bottles line up so nicely together.
Here's the roundup of my favorite essie colors on constant rotation:
My favorite nail polish of ALL TIME. As in, if I was forced to wear only one color the rest of my life. Well, this would be it. It's the perfect lady-like milky neutral with a slight kiss of pink.
The perfect peachy coral for summer. Looks especially lovely on tanned feet!
A deep, dark, chocolatey berry that I wear often throughout the Fall.
My newest Essie love. The perfect fun, punchy, slightly neon color for Summer.
The quintessential warm red with orangey tones. An easy second favorite!
A super feminine lilac-y pink that screams everything we girls love about Spring.
When clear just won't do but you want a little sheer shine with the tiniest hint of pink.
This is for juicy, berry-kissed nails and is perfect all year round. (Thanks, Ashley for this one!!)
For a base and top coat, I really like essie's 3-Way Glaze. I apply a base coat, two coats of color and then a final top coat. The 3-Way Glaze ensures you several days of shiny, no-chips nails! If you are in a pinch, Ulta makes a good quick drying top coat that I also use from time to time.
I typically purchase essie polishes at Ulta or Target. They have a great selection of colors. If you haven't already, sign up for Ulta coupons by e-mail and mail. Never make a trip to Ulta without their little $3.50 off coupons in hand! Additionally, if you are looking for a particular color, check Amazon (all linked above), as sometimes the stores don't always have what you're looking for.
Happy nail painting!