polish insomniac: Springtime Nail Looks with Essie, Revlon & Walgreen's Beauty

04 May 2014

Springtime Nail Looks with Essie, Revlon & Walgreen's Beauty

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You know those days, when you just NEED a pick-me-up after work?  I felt like that last week!  After a week of grey skies and rain all I really wanted to was dive into some Spring nail colors!  So after work on Tuesday I headed to my favorite Walgreens - the one with tons of special displays with the latest collections! 

I made a beeline for the Revlon Rio Rush by Gucci Westman display, which was filled with irresistible nail shades from Revlon that are perfectly on trend!  Then I immediately headed to the manicure section at the end of the beauty aisle, because I know that Essie has a large amount of Springtime colors in their core line!

Revlon Gucci Westman 2014 #walgreensbeauty #cbias #shopThe Manicure Section! Drool! #walgreensbeauty #shop #cbias

I admit I went a little overboard, but I couldn’t help it – Revlon was BOGO 50% and I had a chunk of Walgreens Rewards Points that I wanted to cash in!  Here’s a more detailed look at my haul:

#walgreensbeauty nail polish haul #cbias #shop #shopping #nailpolish

I picked up 6 polishes total and took them home to play with!  I came up with a few different looks over the next few days…

Look one - Revlon Oi Beautiful, Essie Go Ginza, Mojito Madness and Absolutely Shore #walgreensbeauty #shop #cbias

For my first look I really wanted to use Revlon Oi Beautiful, because I had so many people ask me about it when I shared my haul on Facebook and Instagram!  I thought the bright green of Essie Mojito Madness would be a great color to pair with it.  I wanted to pair both of them with lighter versions of themselves, so I grabbed Essie Go Ginza from my haul and Essie Absolutely Shore from my stash.

Essie Absolutely Shore, Mojito Madness, Go Ginza and Revlon Oi Beautiful

I loved the way those colors looked on their own, but I wanted to do something a little more fun so I grabbed my dotting tool and went to town creating a Springtime Dotticure!  (If you don’t have a dotting tool you can use a bobby pin, a toothpick, or even a pencil!) 

Springtime Dotticure with Essie and Revlon! #WalgreensBeauty #shop #cbias

I love using my dotting tool because it allows me to create very simple nail art even though I don’t have an artistic bone in my body – unless you count pairing colors together as artistic!  I don’t use any rhyme or reason to the placement of my dots, I think it’s so much more fun that way!

Look Two - Revlon Minted, Trendy and Sun Shower, Essie Turquoise and Caicos and Greenport #walgreensbeauty #shop #cbias

For my next look I went for an ombre nail, where you paint each color a different shade of the same color family.  I love ombre nails because I think the look is just so chic – and very appropriate for Spring!  I knew I wanted to use Revlon Trendy as the darkest shade, and the I wanted to somehow incorporate the glitter side of Revlon Sun Shower.  I went shopping in my stash to find a way to marry the two and pulled out Essie Turquoise and Caicos, Essie Greenport, and Revlon Minted.

Springtime Ombre with Revlon and Essie! #WalgreensBeauty #shop

I started with just those shades and really loved it.  In fact, I loved it so much that I made it my profile picture on Facebook

Springtime Ombre with Essie and Revlon! #WalgreensBeauty #shop #cbias

Then I added a layer of the glitter side of Revlon Sun Shower… I love how different the glitter looks over each shade!  It really pops against Revlon Trendy!

Springtime Dotticure with Essie and Revlon! #WalgreensBeauty #shop #cbiasSpringtime Ombre with Essie and Revlon! #WalgreensBeauty #shop #cbias


I hope I gave you all some inspiration for the next time you go shopping for nail polish at Walgreens!
Which look is your favorite?

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