NAILS | Obligatory Spring Flowers #CBBxManiMonday

I actually did this manicure EARLY for once. Friday night to be exact which has not happened in forever! I'm always doing them Sunday night at 11:30pm so having an actual scheduled post is really something! I've never been that organized when it comes to hunkering down and getting posts done in advance because if I don't feel like writing about something at that exact moment I find I get writer's block or I have a hard time stringing together actual words. What I tend to do is write a week's worth of post ideas in my Bujo and complete whatever I feel like writing about first. It's very haphazard and is probably why I could never commit to blogging/freelance writing full-time. My writing is very emotionally motivated and right now I am very happy to be chatting about this manicure and new polish from Essie I've just tried!

Expressie Mic Drop It Low Spring Flowers Nail Art
Essie polish purchased by me

Essie recently released a line of quick dry, vegan and 8-free nail polishes cutely named "Expressie" and though most of the shades are the classic Essie everyday shades of cremes, I spotted this shimmery magenta beauty "Mic Drop It Low" and grabbed it while I was at London Drugs back in February. These Expressie polishes are indeed quick dry (5-10 min), but if you want to do any intense activities like wrap dental floss around your nail (true story from last night) and pull tight, you will need about 30 minutes unless you use a quick dry top coat. The wide brush made application so easy with some of my nails taking one stroke with the polish being fully opaque at 2 coats. I might pick up a few other shades based on my positive experience with this one!

Expressie Mic Drop It Low Spring Flowers Nail Art

On My Nails:

(Base Coat) The Face Shop Repair Nails Moisture Essence (not using again - it was so lumpy!)
(Base Coat) Bio Sculpture Ethos Oxycoat*
(Base) Expressie Mic Drop It Low
(Design) White acrylic paint for petals and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri x Crayola Dandelion* for centers
(Top Coat) CND Vinylux Gel-Like Effect Longwear Top Coat*

Expressie Mic Drop It Low Spring Flowers Nail Art

Stay sane, happy and healthy everyone and be sure to check out: Renee and Trysh's blog and social media channels for their manicures!

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