Polish Playdate

Nailin' it since 2013.

Polish Playdate was started in a fit of procrastination and frenzy of new life goals (first being to stop biting my nails).

What you see is candidly silly, and frivolous to a fault.
Pass the peace, please!Elongated peace signs and watermelon - can’t get more delicious than that! This is my first Square Hue manicure, and I am loving their consistency and colors. Looking forward to a new box next month!Colors:Square Hue - Patriot (July box)Square Hue - Valor (July box)Kiss - White Striper(Used Revlon Extra Life Topcoat)


Pass the peace, please!

Elongated peace signs and watermelon - can’t get more delicious than that! This is my first Square Hue manicure, and I am loving their consistency and colors. Looking forward to a new box next month!

Colors:
Square Hue - Patriot (July box)
Square Hue - Valor (July box)
Kiss - White Striper
(Used Revlon Extra Life Topcoat)


Hawt sticky sweet.

When it comes to inspiring nail art, there’s no one better than Jessica Washick of U NEED A MANICURE. Her creativity and designs are unparalleled, and this month she’s taking it even further by doing a “be cool” series showcasing her colorful tips with various summer sweet treats. I attempted to re-create her latest melt-worthy look after falling in love with the palette. 

My hand isn’t quite as steady as hers, but I gave it my best shot! Many thanks to Jessica for continuing to blow my mind and produce nails to make you swoon.

Colors:
Essie - DJ Play That Song
Essie - Trophy Wife
Julep - Alma
Jenna HIPP - Awards Season
Jenna HIPP - Look Hot Feel Cool
Jenna HIPP - Tweet Me
Jenna HIPP - Damage Control
(Used Revlon Extra Life Topcoat)


White hot heat.

Cause dear lord, it’s been hot up in hurr. 

Colors:
Essie - Blanc
Jenna HIPP - Freshmaker
Color Club - Snowflakes
(Used Julep Basecoat and Revlon Extra Life Topcoat)

Long, unpainted, and ready to scratch.


Long, unpainted, and ready to scratch.


Out in the garden. 

Between the rays, you may be able to spot my new little friend. 

Colors: 
Essie - Play Date
Essie - Blanc
Essie - The More The Merrier
Kiss - Black Striper
(Used Julep Basecoat and Revlon Extra Life Topcoat)


Patriotic polish playdate.

Colors: 
MAC - Archie’s Girls Double Trouble
Knoll Textiles - Groovy
Julep - Eileen
OPI - Animal-istic
(Used Julep Basecoat and Revlon Extra Life Topcoat)


Paint boldly.

For my second artist-inspired manicure, I could think of no one better than my friend and colleague, artist Talia Pearl Shulze. Her pieces overflow with color, vibrancy and strength. I can’t help but love living in her colorful world. Visit her site to view more work, as well as the occasional cat and myriad of plants. 

Colors:
Essie - Lady Like
Essie - Turquoise and Caicos
Essie - Going Incognito
Essie - Butler Please
Julep - Simone
Julep - Claire
Julep - Eileen
Kiss - Black Striper
(Used Julep Basecoat and Revlon Extra Life Topcoat)


Workin’ hard or hardly workin’? Definitely the latter.

Loving these new Butter London shades. My nails have never felt so ready for summer!

Colors:
Butter London - Trout Pout
Butter London - Trustafarian
(Used Julep Basecoat Revlon Extra Life Topcoat, and stripping tape for the first time ever)


"I just blue myself…"

Colors:
Essie - Butler Please
Essie - Cote Azure
Essie - Glamour Purse
(Used Julep Basecoat and Revlon Extra Life Topcoat)


Layers for life. 

Thanks so much again to Essie for continuing to post great nail art looks and tutorials on their site. I am finding tons of inspiration there!

Colors: 
Knoll Textiles - Groovy 
Essie - No Place Like Chrome
Essie - Mint Candy Apple
(Used Revlon Extra Life Topcoat)

PS - While perusing YouTube today for Empire Records clips, I realized that as of yet, Essie has missed a huge opportunity by not making a “sexy rexy” polish. It’s a must.