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Want to know why summer is one of my favorite seasons?

Besides the warmer weather, swimming pools, beach days, and all that other good stuff, summer is my favorite season because….

COLOR: Summer is the one season that gives you an excuse to go crazy with color!

With summer just about official being here I thought I would share this simple colorful nail tutorial!

STEP 1: Start with a bright base

With any nail tutorial, first things first, always apply a base, it will make the color go on smoothly, followed by a layer or two of your favorite neon shade you own. I used a creamy bright orange from Revlon called Tangerine, perfect for this summer!

Wait about 10 minuets until it’s completly dry before moving on to the next step!

STEP 2: Add your stripes

You can add any type of stripes you want, I choose a simple thin stripe not quite in the middle of my nail, more to the outter right side of each nail! (The color I used for my stripe in Essie’s Mod Square) This is what you need a somewhat steady hand for, as long as you wipe most of the excess nail polish off the brush before applying to your nail you should be just fine!

If you just never have any luck with doing designs on nails, you can always take a piece of tape and cover the part of your nail you don’t want the stripe to be a paint the part uncovered by the tape!

Step 3: Add your top coat! 

I hope you enjoyed this nail tutorial, you can make this your own, but using any color, and then adding a stripe to each nail with another color!

Link your nail tutorail post in the comments below I would love to see them!

-Ashley

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Metallics are so back in for summer, be sure to check out the new Essie Mirror Metallics Collection coming soon to stores! I think my favorites will be “penny talk”, which is described as an incandescent copper, but I feel like it’s more of rose gold, which I love! I also love “Blue Rhapsody”, this is described as a heavy metal blue, it’s more of a silver blue but I love it!

Are you excited for this collection as much as I am? I love metallic colors, they are just as much fun as all the bright colors that are in for the season!

-Ashley

Nail polish storage has always been very bland for me, I just stick it in a sterlite storage bin, and it’s out of sight out of mind, but I like to look at my nail polish or I wont look at it, so I was trying to find a new way to store it, I like for my nail polish to be standing up so the polish doesn’t settle and ruin. This was a hard task without spending a fortune on a nail polish rack, I came across this super cute blue distressed shelve while taking the garbage out, I’m assuming someone was just going to through it away, but it was in perfect shape so I snacthed it, and hung it on my bathroom wall forever ago with nothing in it, and today I had the brillant idea to put my nail polish on it!

 So I had the perfect plan, I wanted to put a row of nail polish on each shelve however, I did not realize how much nail polish I had, lets just say way to many to only have 3 rows, as I actually ended up needing 6 rows. I re did my organizing about  times before I liked the way it looked and decided it was fine the way it was.

 This storage probably won’t last very long since I am always changing the way I organize things, but for now this works great, I like they are all standing up, that I can see each color, and they all have a place.

How do you store your nail polish? Leave your posts and comments below I love reading them!

-Ashley