Summer Nailpolish

by Jenn @ Frugal Upstate on June 30, 2014

I’m not a nailpolish kind of gal.  Between digging in the garden and having my hands in a sink full of water for regular dishes, canning and preserving, and all sorts of other things, even the strongest polish seems to chip off in no time.  And I may or may not have a slight habit of biting my nails.  Occasionally.

The one thing I do love to do–my little summer indulgence-is painting my toenails.  Since my toes don’t wind up weeding the garden, digging in the dirt (at least not often) or washing dishes. . . well, they stay nice much longer!  Plus I wear my Birkenstock sandals all summer long so you can SEE my toes!

Last month when we were down at the Walmart Shareholders meeting, they took us out to a local nail shop and we were treated to a manicure or pedicure.  Instead of using the polish that the shop had, they brought a selection of Essie’s spring polish line.  (note: Many salons use Essie as their nailpolish-it is a quality polish–it just happened that this salon used another brand).

Essie Nailpolish

I’m not personally fond of what I consider “no traditional” polish colors like purple and blue–so I chose a pretty coral color (name: Fifth Avenue)  and the technician went to work.   Notice my “beautiful” Birkenstock tan lines on my feet?  Ha!

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Didn’t it come out pretty?

Essie Toes

When we got home from our trip, Walmart offered us the opportunity to do a post about the new Summer nailpolishes from Essie.  Princess loves all those non-traditional colors that don’t particularly float my boat (although I think they look cute on her)  so I thought this would be a fun one to do.

I went off to my local Walmart for a special nail polish shopping expedition.  Although Princess wasn’t with me I felt confident picking out nailpolish.  After all, Walmart has a 90 day return policy that is good even on their makeup.  All you need is to keep the original packaging (which in the case of nailpolish is the bottle itself) and the receipt.  If Princess hated what I picked out, I’d just return it.

There were plenty of cute Essie colors in their distinctive squared off bottles.  I chose a light blue (Mint Candy Apple) and a lavender (Play Date).  In the same area were some really adorable nail embellishments.  I had never used any of those before, but I couldn’t resist the Fing’rs Heart 2 Art Embellishments.  They are bright little fruit, flowers and butterflies-perfect for summer.

Nail Embellishments

Princess loved the colors, and squealed over the embellishments (which was good-I was worried that as a big grown up 13 year old and future 8th grader she might think they were too “young”).  We added a little blue flower to my big toe, and we painted her fingers in the light blue and added a couple of pink bows.

Essie Nailpolish Pedicure with flower embellishment

blue essie polish

If you are looking for some new summer nail colors, check out the Essie selection at Walmart–with the full confidence of their 90 day return policy behind your purchase.  And while you are at it, check out some of the fun new nail embellishments on the market.  They are a great way to give your nails some of that special “pop” without a lot of work.

Spring Summer Essie Colors

****This is a sponsored post****

Disclosure: As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

 

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