Let's Act Like It Feels Like Spring
Created in conjunction with designer Rebecca Minkoff, the collection was inspired by a road trip to Baja, California (which is actually in Mexico, of course): think beachy, casual and vivid. Although I was initially drawn to All the Wave, a bright blue (I do love a blue lacquer), and On The Roadie, kelly green, I think I will experiment with them on my toes once it’s warm enough for sandals. Instead I chose B’Aha Moment, a deep pink that reminds me of tulips.
It’s a universally-flattering color any skin tone can wear. And it’s a grownups shade of pink—not too Barbie. If you aren’t a bright-color-on-your-fingernails type, I also really like Essie’s new Dress Is More, also pink but super-pale (Essie calls it “white dusted with pink") that makes your nails look clean and healthy. Part of the new Spring “bridal” collection, it’s a classic that will appeal to anyone who likes Essie’s Mademoiselle or Sugar Daddy. It’s also a Gel Couture formula, so should last for up to two weeks.
Note: I've included links to my polish picks, below, but I noticed as I wrote this post, that they were close to selling out on essie.com. If they're all gone when you shop, try amazon.com—or your local or drugstore.