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Oh, Essie...

My very favorite thing to do with my mom and my sister is to treat ourselves to manicures and pedicures at a nearby nail salon. There's nothing special about the salon but it always feels indulgent to spend time chatting and walk out with pretty polish on our fingers!



Of course I ask every time, "Which color should I get?" and nine times out of ten I wind up reverting to one of my tried and true favorites. Jelly Apple is my winter red (a little darker), Clambake my summer red (a little more orange), Fiesta for summer pedicures (perfect peeking out from my favorite sandals), and Fiji the perfect opaque pink. What are your go-to colors?

25 comments:

Lauren {Stylized Existence} said...

Essie Chinchilly is my fave for winter months - a little purple + grey - it's perfection!

Alex {Things That Sparkle} said...

Fiji is my vacation go to every single time. Love all of your others. I am also newly obsessed with "size matters". It is a perfect rich, wine colored red.

madeleine said...

OPI's french quarter for your thought! Perfect winter grey

hrcktheherald said...

I just did the tried and true Ballet Slippers last night. Also a big fan of clambake in the summer, as well.

Last spring, I was ALL about lilacism. I'm looking forward to bringing that one back soon :)

Carly {a simple affair} said...

Fiji is my favorite too! The nail salon didn't have it before I left for my trip and OPI Mod About You is equally as great so that's what I still have on. Essie's Brooch the Subject is my favorite nude polish right now. Thanks for sharing more colors!

xoxo

Ashley {styleash} said...

Right now my favorite color is Essie's Case Study (a great tan/beige) but new indulgence is Essie's Sexy Divide- so beautiful!

Thanks for sharing!
xx

SHF said...

I'm a fan of Ballet Slippers on my fingers all year round. For toes, I love Guilty Pleasures in the summer and Lollipop during the holiday season!

SHF
thechroniclesofs.blogspot.com

Lindsay (Collect 5) said...

My go-to's right now are grays...OPI's You Don't Know Jacques and Essie's Chinchilly. LOVE Fiesta- thanks for the suggestion!

Julia - the Urban Slant said...

Never tried Fiji but it looks like a favorite -- on my list now!

radiantrepublic.com said...

Fiji is one of my favorites! And yes, there is something so refreshing about having pretty painted nails :)

Paislea Elyse said...

i love essie polishes! they're simply the best!!

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Sara said...

Love Essie! My fav right now is Going Incognito

Stella said...

My favorites are Essie's Going Incognito and Essie's Ballet Slippers! ;)

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

I love Essie... Geranium and Flirt are two of my favorites in the summer, and I always love Fiji and Mademoiselle... and Sugar Daddy for a more classic look. I have to say though, I've started using Zoya more frequently... the polish lasts much longer! Just throwing it out there... I'm a total nail polish junkie too though.. nothing better than a good mani/pedi, I feel like I can conquer the world!

Kate {domestikatedlife} said...

Clambake is my all time Essie fave!

Becky said...

Clambake is my summer favorite too! And I've never forgotten the name. I can't tell you what any other color is called.

Chic Coles said...

Fiesta and Fiji are my go-to pinks (as well as a combination of ballet slippers and mademoiselle) but I just got a new color "Bahama Mama" for Christmas that is a cross between a cranberry and a purple.

-Melissa

Erin Goodchild said...

Fiji is my go to color!

Brittany {Gallery No. Eight} said...

I think my favourite Essie polish is Chinchilly, but I recently bought Turquoise & Caicos, and I'm super excited to try it :) Happy Weekend!! xo

Vanessa {vanillaandroseblog.com} said...

My go to colors are definitely OPI Lincoln Park After Dark or Essie No Pre-Nup!

MissEmmy said...

My fave Essie's are Fifth Avenue (wearing right now!), Limited Addiction, and Brooch the Subject. Fiji looks delicious.

Allyson [Mimosas in the Morning] said...

I love clambake and fiji- I actually own them! Essie is amazing! I'm starting to purchase more from Chanel and Butter - they have great colors too!

Gameday Stylist said...

Love clambake!!! I wore that all summer :)

- Sara @ Gameday Stylist

Carolyn said...

I'm so late on this but I can't resist a post about polish! I am an absolute addict so I try to switch up my colors constantly - but my all-time go tos are:

- OPI Tickle My Francey (such a gorgeous nude, at least with my skintone)
-OPI Mod About You (perfect summer white-ish pinky/lavender - makes my look tan even though I'm really fair)
- OPI Cajun Shrimp is the best pink-y orange around, in my opinion. Just orangey enough that it's not blinding, but neon enough to be really fun (especially on your toes).

Shoko said...

Clambake is one of my favorites, too! Essie's Fishnet Stockings is a great one also.