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favorite nail polishes

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1. Essie Tart Deco
This is a gorgeous peachy orange color. I usually apply this in the beginning of the summertime. It has a great formula and lasts for a long time. I only need to apply two coats of this because it is an Essie nail polish and those are very dense and full of product (which is also why they cost more which is a bummer! but luckily you get what you pay for). Normally I purchase my nail polish at Wal-mart or CVS, but recently I found a great deal on Essie polishes at Marshall's! They only sold for $4.99 and had some beautiful colors to choose from. I picked up "Boxer Shorts", which I wore in previous posts.

2. Sinful Colors Mint Apple
In comparison to the Essie favorite "Mint Candy Apple", this Sinful Colors polish is a fabulous dupe! Found at Walgreen's, this color is a nice tint of green. It applies in about three coats and finishes very nicely. I highly recommend this brand as a cheaper alternative to Essie polishes.

3. L'Oreal Paris After Hours
This dark blue is perfect for when you want to wear a dark polish but not as harsh as black. The blue really looks great in the sunlight--the color becomes more prominent and looks even better than a black polish would. One of my favorite colors is navy, and this polish adds that into any outfit. This polish is also a dupe for Essie's "After School Boy Blazer".

4. DS Extravagance
This polish I received when I went to Aveda and got a manicure done. A few years ago, Aveda used to send you home with the nail polish that you chose for the service! This was a fantastic idea because if a nail chipped you could just re-apply the polish and save your manicure. You also saved a lot on the polish (about $8 or $9!) because they had a deal with OPI. Sadly, this deal has ended but I was able to hold onto a few polishes. This one is my favorite--it has glitter in silver, purple, and pink tints.

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  2. I love that Tart Deco color! I wish I would have picked it up the other day. Great post!

    Michaela || The Monogrammed Midwesterner

    1. Thanks girl :) I seriously debated buying that color for months until I was like oh why not haha
      xo, Amanda

  3. Loving Tart Deco! I'm a sucker for coral colours when it comes to Summer!

    1. Me too! They are just so pretty in the summertime :)

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  5. Essie is my favorite by far! It's well worth her investment in my opinion. I have that tart deco color too - perfect for summer!


  6. Just went to Marshall's to see if the Essie nail polish really was there... and it was! So I now own 2 new colors :)
    (btw this is Ashley!)

  7. I loveee Navy nail polish as well! Russian Navy by OPI is my favorite :)



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