Nail Polish


Essie Speed Setter top coat review

pictured, both c/o Essie: portable iPhone charger / Essie Speed Setter top coat

I am so excited to talk about the new Essie Speed Setter top coat that just launched this month! As you know, I love to paint my nails. I often change my nail color, and enjoy playing with new colors. This can be a time consuming habit as I am also an extremely busy Mom!

With three kids, who have three sets of activities, and one of which I homeschool, I have my hands full. The last thing I have time to deal with, is a messed up manicure. After I paint my nails, I need to be able to get moving! Essie’s new Speed Setter top coat is a total game changer for me! It literally speed dries my mani! Love that!

The new Essie Speed Setter top coat not only speed dries my nails, it offers a high gloss shine which adds a bit of luxury to my nails. It also helps my nail polish last longer without chipping. This is key since my nails take a beating from house-cleaning, and being constantly on the go! You know the type of “on the go” I mean; when you don’t have time to take a breath or charge your phone! I literally have a case full of portable phone chargers to get me through life! haha

I’m in love with the new Essie Speed Setter top coat since it dries and hardens my mani in under one minute. I can continue with my life, and keep my kids on schedule; without worrying about my manicure chipping, smudging, or getting fabric imprints! (fabric imprints are so annoying!!) Love it!

You can find Essie Speed Setter online here.

Essie Speed Setter and summer nail polish colors:

*thank you to Essie for partnering on this post. all thoughts and opinions are my own


Essie summer 2017 nail polish collection

The new Essie summer 2017 nail polish collection is here! There are six colors in the Essie nail polish summer 2017 collection; three are warm, and three are cool. Love them!

The three cool colors include “Blue-La-La” which is a cool, icy blue hue, “Baguette Me Not” which is a vivid lilac color, and “S’il Vous Plait” which is a sparkling, dark lavender color. These are my three favorite colors from the collection, they are beautiful!

In addition to the three cool hues, the Essie summer 2017 nail polish collection includes three warm shades. “Eclair My Love” is a bold, bright, dark fuschia hue, “Fondant of You” is a light, sparkling tangerine orange, and “Sweet Souffle” is a warm, sparkling off-white nail color. These are so perfect for summer vacation!

I tested out all six of the summer colors. Here are my reviews of each individual color.

Essie Baguette Me Not nail polish for summer 2017

This is Essie “Baguette Me Not” nail polish for summer 2017. It is a bright, vivid lilac hue. Baguette Me Not is a cream nail polish which works perfectly in two coats. This is a really pretty color for summer!

Essie Blue-La-La nail polish for summer 2017

Essie “Blue-La-La” nail polish for summer 2017 is my favorite color from the Essie summer 2017 nail polish collection. This is a vivid, icy blue hue which makes a tan look amazing! It is a cream nail polish which goes on smoothly, no streaking, in two coats. I plan on wearing this one a lot this season! Love!

Essie S’il Vous Plait nail polish for summer 2017

“S’il Vous Plait” by Essie is a sparkling, dark lavender nail polish which is beautifully eye-catching in the summer sun. This is my second favorite color from the collection. I cannot wait to wear it often this summer! It is a metallic nail polish which goes on perfectly in two coats. Love it!

Now, for the three warm hues from the Essie summer 2017 nail polish collection.

Essie Eclair My Love nail polish summer 2017

“Eclair My Love” by Essie for summer 2017 is a bright, bold, dark fuchsia hue. This is the nail polish hue for the daring Fashionista! It is perfect for warm summer days, vacations to tropical locations, and anytime you want to feel like you are on a vacation. It is a cream polish and applies smoothly, and streak-free, in two coats.

Essie Fondant of You nail polish summer 2017

I’m not a big orange fan, but Essie “Fondant of You” has made me change my tune. This is an orange I will wear! I love this sparkling, tangerine hue for the summer months. Fondant of You is a metallic polish which works perfectly in two coats. Love it!!

Essie Sweet Souffle nail polish summer 2017

White nail polish can be hard to apply, and hard to find. Most white nail polishes end up looking like white out manicures from the 1980s. Not “Sweet Souffle” by Essie for summer 2017! Sweet Souffle is a sparkling, off-white hue which looks pretty, feminine, and very un-white-out-like on the nails. It applies smoothly, rare for whites, in two coats. This is a great white polish for summer, and I plan to wear it on my toes so that my toe nail polish will not clash with my shoes. Love this one!!

Like all Essie nail polishes, they last about four days without a top coat; with a top coat, these polishes will last over a week. Always use a good base coat, and your mani will look fabulous!

You can find the Essie summer 2017 nail polish collection online here. Which color from the Essie summer 2017 nail polish collection is your favorite?

Essie summer 2017 nail polish collection:

*brought to yourby Essie, all thoughts and opinions are my own


Chanel cruise 2017 nail polish for summer review

chanel cruise 2017 nail polish collection summer

Chanel Cruise 2017 nail polish collection for early summer 2017 found online here

From left: Chanel Coquillage / Chanel Sea Whip / Chanel Coralium / Chanel Sargasso

The Chanel Cruise 2017 nail polish collection for early summer is here! This is a fabulous collection named “Les Indispensables de L’Ete.” Are you confused yet? Yes, Chanel has given this collection a name which tells you it is a summer nail polish collection, yet the official name is Cruise 2017. Is this a resort collection or early summer collection? I am going with a summer 2017 nail polish collection from Chanel.

Chanel always introduces a fabulous collection of nail color between spring and summer; this is that collection. It consists of four beautiful colors; three of which are traditional warm weather hues while one is avant-garde and edgy. Love that!

The three traditional summer nail polish colors are Coquillage, Sea Whip, and Coralium. All three offer a pinkish-coral hue in varying shades. If an orange-pink nail polish is not your thing, Chanel Sargasso nail polish is a dark, green-blue color which is dark and edgy. It is fabulous!

All four nail polish colors from the Cruise 2017 nail polish collection, which is really an early summer 2017 nail polish collection from Chanel, are from the Longwear nail colour collection. They are long lasting; just like the other colors in the line. Love!

Here are swatches and reviews of the four Chanel nail polish summer 2017 colors in the Cruise 2017 collection.

Chanel Coquillage nail polish summer

chanel coquillage nail polish cruise 2017 summer

This is Chanel Coquillage nail polish from the Cruise 2017 collection for the summer season. It is a creamy orange Popsicle color which is playful and ideal for warm weather. This fun hue works well with the summer 2017 color palette in apparel, which offers a lot of pink and orange hues. It is an easy color to wear daily, and can pass at the office, or for a night out on the town. Love it!

I tested out Chanel Coquillage nail polish for summer with one base coat and two coats of color. The color is a nice cream polish which goes on without leaving any streaks. It applies evenly with the second coat; leaving perfect color saturation. This will be a fun color to wear right now, and into the summer months.

Chanel Coralium nail polish summer 2017

chanel coralium nail polish cruise 2017 summer

Chanel Coralium nail polish for summer 2017 is a coral nail polish lovers dream. This is the color my mom, who loves anything coral, spotted and tried to take from me! Coralium by Chanel is a fabulous coral hue with pinkish tendencies. It is bright, without being neon, and bold, without being rude, and feminine without being too innocent. If you can only have one coral nail polish in your collection, this is the color to snap up for summer!

I tested out Chanel Coralium nail polish with one base coat and two coats of color. It is a cream nail polish and it glided on smoothly. No streaking! Love that!

Chanel Sea Whip nail polish summer 2017
chanel sea whip nail polish cruise 2017 summer

Chanel Sea Whip nail polish for summer is a medium pink with a very, very slight orange undertone. This is a playful yet vibrant pink hue which is perfect on warm summer days. I can’t wait to get a tan on my hands, it will look great with this nail polish!

Sea Whip by Chanel is my favorite of the three traditional nail polish colors from the Cruise 2017 collection, which is really a summer 2017 collection. It is a versatile, pretty pink color which is easy to wear during the day or at night. I am considering wearing this color to an upcoming conference in Texas I will be attending later this week. I think it would be perfect!

I tested out Chanel Sea Whip nail polish for summer with one base coat and two coats of colors. It is a cream nail polish which does not streak. The color applies evenly, giving smooth color saturation . I am in love with this color for summer!

Chanel Sargasso nail polish summer 2017

chanel sargasso nail polish cruise 2017 summer

Chanel has done it again! Sargasso by Chanel for summer 2017 is an amazing, edgy hue which is unexpected for the warm weather season. If you are not a pink person, this is the color for you. It works well with summer’s color palette; making it easy to wear during the day or for evening events. This is a fun color I enjoy wearing when I am not in a pink mood. Love it!

I tested out Chanel Sargasso nail polish for summer with one base coat and two coats of color. Despite the dark color, Sargasso glides on smoothly, allowing the second coat to not be streaky. It offers an even color on the nails, allowing it to look luxurious and rich. Love that too!

So which color from the Chanel summer 2017 nail polish collection do you love? Sargasso and Sea Whip are my two favorites; but I do plan to rotate through all four of them . I love changing up my nail polish color.

The Chanel Cruise 2017 nail polish collection for summer is not available in all stores, you can find this exclusive collection online here.