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Essie Truth or Flare Essie Truth or Flare Swatch Essie Spring 2014 Confession time: I am obsessed with this nail polish color. Last week I saw it on Lily’s blog and then on Tamira’s blog and I had to have it. Normally when I see something I like I add it to my wishlist (aka Pinterest) and then maybe I’ll buy it down the line, or maybe I won’t. This was different though- the very next day I went to three different drugstores until I tracked this polish down. I think it’s the prettiest shade of dusty blue and *I don’t have any other color like it (*justifications of a nail polish addict). I did really nice, thin layers and it took me three coats to get it look like it does in these pictures. I said it on my instagram, but I’ll say it here too- a new nail polish is my go-to solution for a quick pick-me-up. A fresh manicure is always an instant mood booster for me!

Tell me: What’s the last color you painted your nails with?

(nail polish- Essie Truth or Flare)

Spring Nail Polish Guide

You guys seemed to like my fall nail polish guide, so I thought it was high time I put together another one for spring. I’m starting to see a few signs of spring around, just enough to give me hope that winter might actually be coming to an end. It certainly seems like the spring showers have begun- I got drenched on my way home from work on Wednesday (the one day I forget my umbrella at home!). As you can see, there are no neutrals here- I’m all about happy colors to banish the last few dreary days of winter.

Pink: Essie Vanity Fairest, butter LONDON Fruit Machine, tenoverten Spring

Red: Jinsoon Coral PeonyJulep Sydney, Essie Fifth Avenue

Orange: Revlon Parfumerie Apricot Nectar, butter LONDON Kerfuffle, Essie Tart Deco

Yellow: Deborah Lippmann Build Me Up Buttercup, Illamasqua Load, Julep Lilou

Green: butter LONDON Fiver, Illamasqua Milf, Formula X For Sephora High Frequency

Blue: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Breeze Blue, Illamasqua Caress, Jinsoon Poppy Blue

Purple: Deborah Lippmann Blue Orchid, Revlon Parfumerie Lavender Soap, butter LONDON Sprog

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Yellow- Julep Blake // Orange- Wet n Wild Sunny Side Up

I was in the mood for a bright manicure, so I painted my nails with these fun yellow and orange polishes. The colors make me think of orange sherbet or mango sorbet!

Tell me: What color did you paint your nails recently?

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Pink- Zoya Paloma // Glitter- Wet N Wild Party of Five Glitters

I was really excited to try the jelly nail polishes when they finally arrived in my mailbox! They are very sheer so the opacity depends on how many layers that you want to do. The best part about them is that you can sandwich other nail polish colors in-between two jelly layers and it looks like a completely different polish. For this manicure, I did two coats of the pink, then two coats of the glitter (I couldn’t get enough glitter on the first coat), then one more coat of the pink. Next time I might try also try a finer glitter for the in-between layer.