Fuchsia and Lilac: Spring Nail Trends

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Thirty-four hours after checking in at the Salt Lake airport on Sunday we finally made it back to Cincinnati (who knew that flying through Texas in May would ever result in weather delays?). I have so many fun things to share from Utah, but not before showing off some spring/summer favorites of right now, including a few bright fun nail colors.

Today I’m teaming up with Walgreens to bring you an incredibly easy spring manicure, and a bright outfit to match. That store has so many options for color, it was difficult to choose (and you can shop brands like Essie online too). I picked two colors from Essie’s current neon collection, Too Taboo and Serial Shopper, along with Go Ginza to play around with. Usually I’m a very simple manicure kind of girl but all of Essie’s spring colors had me wanting to find ways to wear multiple nail colors. You can scroll to the bottom for a few easy tips on getting this look (and when I say easy, I mean easy).

^^From left to right: Go Ginza, Too Taboo, Serial Shopper  (I didn’t end up using Serial Shopper for this look but I’ll be wearing it all summer)
^^I added a little black strip to the manicure using a nail pen (like those old paint paints?) but you could also use a toothpick and any dark nail polish

Easy Spring Manicure:

  1. Start by painting a base coat of your primary color (I used Essie’s Too Taboo) on all your nails except the one on your ring finger. 
  2. Paint the ring finger your accent color (I used Essie’s Go Ginza).  
  3. Let dry thoroughly. 
  4. Paint a top coat of your primary color over the nail on your ring finger, wait 20 seconds, and then use a toothpick to ‘draw’ a curved line across your nail. Here I opted for a black nail pen which added a black line while still removing enough of the pink polish to reveal the lavender coat underneath. 
  5. Using a toothpick, add a little more of the accent color to the curved line as desired. 
  6. Coat with clear top coat. 

**I used a few coats of the primary color before applying to top coat on all of my nails but my ring finger. Also, without the glossy top coat, I found the Essie polish to have a very matte finish – so if you like that, skip the top coat.

shirt: c/o Sheinside (the front floral panel is made of a silk like material and the rest of the shirt is a more t-shirt material)
skirt: Ann Taylor
necklace: c/o Camilee Designs (so many gorgeous designs!)
makeup: c/o bareminerals (liquid foundation review here)
shoes: c/o Zdress


  1. How adorable! You look as put together as always – I really like the pairing of the patterned tee with the longer, polka dot skirt.

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