Wednesday, July 20

Shades of Summer: Essie & Forever21 Nail Polishes

Hello hello!  Just getting ready to visit my little sister tomorrow in the East Coast!  She promised we'd go thrifting (tehe thrift store shopping). So excited! Very ready to just relax for a couple days since this week has been kinda tough, but before I go, just wanted to share with you some of the nail polish colors I'm been lovin' this summer.

 Essie nail lacquer in Sand Tropez (2 coats)

First polish I used this summer was Sand Tropez by Essie.  I don't usually go for sandy beige colors, but I found this on sale at my local CVS for 50% off and thought it was time to give other colors a chance.  Although it is not crazy bright like most summery colors, for those who prefer neutral colors, I think this would be great and it only took me two coats for this to be opaque!  As usual, I topped it off with Seche Vite top coat, which you can usually find at most Ulta's or at Sally Beauty Supply.

Essie nail lacquer in Tart Deco (2 coats)

Second color I went for this summer was Tart Deco by Essie.  I think this is such a pretty bright, bold, coral orange shade.  Definitely a color that pops in the summertime (makes me think of orange flavored popsicles).  For some reason, the formula for this color was a little more difficult to apply, but still after two coats, this color came out very pretty and of course, I topped it with Seche Vite.

Love & Beauty nail polish in Peach (2 coats)

Last, but not least, I have been wearing Love & Beauty polish in Peach a lot.  I found mine at Forever21 a while back when shopping with my little sister.  I never actually wore it until this summer and found this was a very pretty peach shade!  I would say pretty close to salmon pink, but definitely with more orangey tones and  affordable ($2.80), which is always a plus.  The formula was surprisingly smooth and yes, another 2 coats of Seche Vite!

Have there been colors you all have been loving this summer?  Any shade recommendations would be awesome ^^!

Note: Product was purchased with my own money and the reviews are 100% my own.


  1. Oooh, I love all those colours! But that Tart Deco one is gorgeous!!! I love corals for summer :)

  2. Ooooh Sand Tropez reminds me of a warmer version of China Glaze's Recycle.

  3. Must go and check out Recycle and I do love Corals as well!

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  5. I think the sale was at most CVS's about a month to 2 months ago, but only on a limited number of items. I remember hearing about it while I was browsing blogs online. If a sale pops up again, I will definitely post it up on the sidebar or if I see any good weekly coupon codes as well ^^.

  6. Love LOVE the last colour <3