Mani Monday!

Here in the mountains, it is STILL snowing!! No spring in sight 😦 So I decided to choose my nail colors based on my mood. I chose Essie’s new spring color “Bikini So Teeny” as my hope for spring, and one of Essie’s darker colors, “Wicked”, as my nod to the snow still being here. I love adding a little detail on my ring finger. I did white dots, let that dry, then tiny “Bikini So Teeny” dots on top of the white.


I’ve slowly increased my routine for painting my nails over the years, and now it is a whole process. Here are the basics:


Top Left: Nail Polish Remover – I love Sephora brand nail polish remover. It works the best of any i’ve found. This one is Formula X.

Bottom Left: Essie “Apricot Cuticle Oil” nail polish. I put this on after the nail polish remover. I paint it on my cuticles around my nails and then rub it in. It is the best moisturizer, especially for my dry mountain hands. (The cold weather is rough on them!)

Top Right: Essie “Grow Stronger” nail polish. I put this on after the cuticle oil. Since I do my nails a lot, I recently adopted this step. I have noticed a big difference in my nails since using it. It keeps them healthy, and gives a good shine. If you don’t want to do actual color, this is a good go-to. It helps nourish your nails, and makes them shiny. The perfect combination.

Bottom Right: The two Essie colors I picked this week, Wicked and Bikini So Teeny.


Let me know what you think! Do you put little designs on your nails? Have you adopted spring colors yet??

xoxo ❤


One thought on “Mani Monday!

  1. Beautiful!! I really hope to buy bikini so teeny soon, especially now that i’ve seen it here! 😀

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