Three Nail Colors I’m Loving

I’ve always preferred my nails polished instead of bare. I’ll let my nails breathe for a day or two in between at-home manicures, but that’s about the only time they’re naked! You wouldn’t know it from the excessive collection of colors that I have, but I typically rotate between just a few colors each season. I find my favorites and keep going back for more! The same has been true this summer; I’ve got a pink, a neutral, and a fun pop of color.

My favorite neutral has been Pre-Show Jitters. It’s a near-white with a pretty pink undertone. It definitely takes two hearty coats to cover my nails nicely, so keep that in mind if you use it!

I’m loving the bright pinky-purple of Haute to Trot for my pink option. It’s bright and fun, but isn’t neon or too in-your-face.

When I’m feeling especially saucy (making this word happen again, by the way), I love First View. It’s a pretty baby blue that’s fun for the season!

Essie Gel Couture is the only nail polish that lasts more than a day or two for me, which is why it’s the only one I use! I finish with the top coat for a guaranteed 5-day manicure (sometimes longer when I’m not working – I’m tough on my nails!)


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  1. 7.17.18
    Natalie said:

    I'm sure you can make "saucy" happen – it's such an underused word! I love all three of these colors. I'm the opposite of you, I rarely have my fingernails painted!

  2. 7.17.18
    Jami said:

    Essie gel polish is the best! I wash my hands a lot during the day and it’s the only polish that can last like regular gel! Definitely be checking out these colors!

  3. 7.18.18
    Connie said:

    Totally agree! My last manicure with Essie gel lasted almost 14 days! I was shocked! I love pre-show jitters this time of year! I am not a 'pink' girl so it's perfect without the 'whiteout' look!

  4. 7.19.18
    Unknown said:

    I have a very difficult time finding ESSIE polishes. I see all the fabulous colors but unable to find them. I would really rather see the colors before buying them
    I am asking for assistance in finding all of ESSIE polishes & nail treatments.