Wednesday, July 24, 2013

NOTD: Essie First Timer

My nails were in need of some major TLC. I've been busy moving- packing and unpacking- for the last two weeks and it has destroyed all (but two) of my nails. I'm officially moved in and most of the heavy lifting is done! I just need to finish unpacking and organizing, then I can decorate! 

In the meantime, I couldn't let another day go by with my nails in such disrepair! I was able to locate the (clearly labeled) box containing my nail supplies, so I set aside time to clean up my nails and apply a fresh coat of a fun polish.

I began with a clear base coat (so my nails won't end up stained a funky color). Then, I followed up with two coats of Essie First Timer from the Resorts Collection. I hauled this back in June, but this is my first time using it. 

First Timer is a pretty green and unlike any shade I own. It's so fresh looking and I thought it would look cute on my (painfully) short nails, but let me know what you think!

I finished off my manicure with Essie Good To Go top coat to help my nails dry quickly and to provide extra shine.

I must get back unpacking, but at least I'll have something pretty to look at and now my nails won't catch on everything. I feel much better now :)
Do rough, snagged nails drive anyone else insane?


  1. Wow! This color is gorgeous! Right up my alley! Which base coat are you using? Mine sucks, the base coat actually turns my nails a funky color which is just not acceptable!

    Daphne | Peanut Butter and Chocolate Life | bloglovin

    1. You're right! That's not acceptable lol.
      I'm using one by CND, it's okay- it prevents staining and dries fast, but I think it's the root of chipping...

      I really like Sally Hansen Double Duty, but I'm currently out. It's a Base Coat and Top Coat, but I only use it as a Base; it seems to smear my polish around when I also used it as a Top Coat.

  2. love this color!


    1. Glad you like it! All day long it's been making me think of little candies.

  3. Love this beautiful color! I haven't tried Essie nail polishes at all, but I keep hearing everyone rave about it. Must try soon...
    <3 Pauline, Addicted to Makeup

    1. It's funny because I wasn't crazy about them before (this year) it seems I the couple I purchased in the past had a different formula and it wasn't my favorite, but I got sucked back in because of the pretty colors and I'm so glad I did... I really like their polishes!


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