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2017 in review: my top ten nail polish picks

Can you believe this year is almost over? I’m in disbelief! As we head towards the New Year, I have been looking back at 2017, and reminiscing about what I liked, and what I didn’t like. There were so many pretty nail polish hues this past year, many of which are still relevant for the upcoming new year. I loved so many colors in 2017, but these are my favorite ten nail polish hues from this past year.

Christian Louboutin Loubichrome Iii spring

christian louboutin loubichrome nail polish spring 2017

Londontown Fruit Tella spring

Essie Blue-La-La summer

YSL Bronze Fever fall

YSL bronze fever nail polish fall 2017 review

Londontown Star Moss fall

londontown fall 2017 nail polish

Chanel Fiction holidays

chanel fiction nail polish holidays 2017

Diorific Emerald by Dior holidays

dior emerald nail polish holidays 2017 review

Chanel Vert no. 19 winter

chanel vert no 19 nail polish winter 2018 review

Chanel Vert no. 22 winter

chanel winter 2018 nail polish review

Chanel Washed Denim spring

chanel washed denim spring 2017 nail polish

I love so many of these colors! I can’t wait to see which nail polish colors will be hot for 2018. Which nail polish hue from 2017 was your favorite? Which color do you see yourself wearing into 2018?

Some of these colors are still in stock! I also linked to a few similar colors:

Thanks for stopping by! Stay tuned, I will have more year in review posts coming up before the new year!

XOXO

Cathy


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