Spring 2014 Nail Trends & Essie Giveaway!

Countdown to Daylight Savings Time: 23 days

Countdown to St. Patrick’s Day: 32 days

Countdown to the First Official Day of Spring: 35 days

Before we know it, we’ll be trading in tall boots and down parkas for sandals and floral dresses. And of course, we’ll be swapping out dark, rich, metallic nail polishes for pastel, Easter-appropriate colors…or will we?

Get ready for a shocker everyone, Spring 2014 Nail Trends are a little different than what we’ve seen these past few Spring seasons.

Stripes

Nail art was on the decline these days, but who can blame us? Do we really have hours to spend doing elaborate nail art on our nails only to watch our hard work chip away in a few days? No! But stripes, that’s doable. Easily use a striper to paint stripes in whatever direction you please on your nails. Or if we’re totally unalike, gracefully use a regular nail polish brush to swipe straight line across your nails. Seriously, I’m jelly of your skills.

Metallic

Don’t put your metallic shades away just yet. They’re still popular this season. Reach for the neutral toned metallic shades, like copper, peach, and light pink.

Sheer Polishes

Don’t cover up your nails. A little shine will help your nails’ natural beauty catch the light…and attention. Add a subtle pink hue and high shine to your nails to look polished. Get it? Polished?

The Half-Moon Mani

Remember those half-moons people would paint at the base of their nails? They’re back! This time around, it seems like any color combo goes. Contrast netural colors like shown above, or wear half-moons alone and finish with a top coat.  Use a reinforcement label to get a smooth line.

White Nails

From stark, opaque white shades to subtle, sheer pink/white nails, there’s no doubt that white nails are big this season. Have lots of patience when painting your nails white. It’s one of the hardest colors to paint on your nails.

Embellished Nails

Strategically embellished nails are big on the runway. Small stones arranged beautifully on neutral polish looks amazing. Add some rhinestones to your mani or dab on some glitter.

Source: Zoya

Source: Zoya

Updated Pastel Shades

Popular pastel shades that make their way to store shelves this time of year are getting a makeover. Expect colors to be a few shades different than the usual carnation, periwinkle, and eggshell yellow shades. And definitely expect them to be a little more glittery and metallic instead of opaque.

Resort Fling Essie Spring 2014

 

So you can start off spring right, I’m giving away 4 Essie Resort Fling Mini Cube Sets!

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  • Giveaway starts at 12:00 AM EST on February 14, 2014 and ends at 11:59 AM EST on February 27, 2014
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121 Comments

  1. Vivian February 14, 2014

    Resort Fling! Love a great coral.

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  2. Jennifer Nixon February 14, 2014

    That Under The Twilight is beautiful! :)

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  3. kelly mistry February 14, 2014

    I love the under the twilight blue.

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  4. Rhonda Clemens February 15, 2014

    Cocktails & Coconuts

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  5. Dawn Monroe February 15, 2014

    I like the cocktails and coconuts. I cant wait for spring!

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  6. Wendy R. February 15, 2014

    I like Cocktails & Coconuts!

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  7. Shawn February 16, 2014

    I love nail polish

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  8. Cassie W February 16, 2014

    cocktails and coconuts

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  9. Daniella February 16, 2014

    I love Under the Twilight

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  10. Hannah Spera February 16, 2014

    Find me an oasis is my favorite!

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  11. L February 16, 2014

    Oasis is so cute

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  12. teresa mccluskey February 16, 2014

    My favorite is resort fling!

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  13. Nicole dz February 16, 2014

    resort fling

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  14. Colleen Boudreau February 16, 2014

    Cocktails & Coconuts

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  15. Amber Benoit February 17, 2014

    Under the Twilight that is so pretty

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  16. Diane M Gooding February 17, 2014

    I love Fling!

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  17. Jenna D February 17, 2014

    I love Under The Twilight.

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  18. Amanda February 17, 2014

    Resort Fling is lovely

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  19. MelodyJ February 17, 2014

    Resort Fling. Very pretty color.

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  20. Jacqueline Weiskopff February 17, 2014

    I love the black and white colors with the stripe pattern.

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  21. Ruth February 17, 2014

    My favorite is Resort Fling!

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  22. Denise F February 17, 2014

    Twilight Blue!

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  23. Colleen February 17, 2014

    I really like Under The Twilight!

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  24. Julie Lee February 17, 2014

    I love navy nails! So sleek and fun!

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  25. Stephanie February 17, 2014

    My favorite from the set is Cocktails and Coconuts! I am loving nudes for spring; let the pops of color in my outfits do the talking this Spring!

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  26. Liz Lew February 17, 2014

    blue!

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  27. wendi watson February 17, 2014

    find me an oasis

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  28. Jill February 17, 2014

    Under the Twilight

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  29. Wendi S February 18, 2014

    I really like the best The Find Me an Oasis by Essie! Thank you!

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  30. Jennifer Snyder February 18, 2014

    under the twilight! :)

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  31. Jaclyn February 18, 2014

    Under the Twilight!

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  32. Leah M February 18, 2014

    cocktails and coconuts is so unlike anything I have!

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  33. kalynncarter@yahoo.com February 18, 2014

    Under the twilight is one of my favorites. (:

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  34. Cocktails and Coconuts

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  35. Vicki Shaw February 18, 2014

    I love Find Me an Oasis.

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  36. Sarah Cabrera February 18, 2014

    i love Under The Twilight!

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  37. KrisW February 18, 2014

    Under the Twilight!

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  38. Amie Wisz February 18, 2014

    cocktails and coconuts

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  39. Cara James February 18, 2014

    Under the twilight!

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  40. Jennifer Keeton February 18, 2014

    I love the cocktails and coconuts

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  41. mckena roberts February 18, 2014

    Under the Twilight is my favorite, because I have been obsessed with the color purple since I was a kid.

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  42. Vanessa Richard February 19, 2014

    under the twilight is my favorite

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  43. debbie February 19, 2014

    I really like the under the twilight.

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  44. Erika W. February 19, 2014

    Cocktails and Coconuts is my fav!

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  45. Lee Broom February 19, 2014

    Find me an oasis is pretty!

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  46. Darlene Carbajal February 19, 2014

    I love Under the Twilight. :)

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  47. Melissa D February 19, 2014

    I loooove Under the Twilight!

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  48. Kiera M. February 19, 2014

    resort fling is my fav

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  49. paty February 19, 2014

    resort fling

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  50. Tonya S February 19, 2014

    Under the Twilight

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  51. anissa February 19, 2014

    i LOVE under the twilight! luscious purple!!

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  52. natalie yeoman February 19, 2014

    i love the resort fling

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  53. Marissa Lynette February 19, 2014

    Cocktails and Coconuts

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  54. Sabina Shoeb February 19, 2014

    I love Oasis!

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  55. Shane R. February 19, 2014

    Cocktails and Coconuts

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  56. Cassandra February 19, 2014

    The Under the Twilight is gorgeous!

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  57. Hiruni February 19, 2014

    My favourite has got to be ‘Under the Twilight’
    I’m a sucker for navy blue :P
    Btw, thanks for doing this giveaway
    Love ya <3

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  58. Raquel Estañ February 20, 2014

    My fav. is Find me an Oasis :D
    thanks for the giveaway!!

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  59. Cynthia R February 20, 2014

    My favorite color is find me an oasis.

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  60. stephanie February 20, 2014

    I like Cocktails & Coconuts

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  61. Angel B February 20, 2014

    Love the color resort fling.

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  62. Jeannie B February 20, 2014

    Resort Fling looks like fun!

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  63. veronica torres February 20, 2014

    under the twilight

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  64. Under the Twilight is my favorite of those :)

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  65. Gracie February 21, 2014

    Find me an Oasis!

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  66. Leslie Straub February 21, 2014

    I like Resort Fling and Coconut!

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  67. nicole dz February 22, 2014

    https://twitter.com/lil_lady_dz/status/437160270855540737

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  68. Daraya February 22, 2014

    My favorite color is Under the Twilight!

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  69. Erin Stewart February 22, 2014

    I love under the twilight, it’s great!

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  70. Vivid February 22, 2014

    I like Find Me an Oasis. Pastels rock.

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  71. rosemary ford February 22, 2014

    I love the twilight

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  72. Deborah G. February 22, 2014

    My favorite color is Find Me an Oasis, its just soo pretty!! Thank You!

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  73. Caroline B February 22, 2014

    I love Cocktails and Coconuts!

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  74. Taylor Garcia February 22, 2014

    My favorite is under the twilight

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  75. Joni Mitchell February 22, 2014

    under the twilight

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  76. Marty Musser February 22, 2014

    Love Under the Twilight. Exactly my kind of shade!

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  77. Dee February 23, 2014

    Cocktails & coconuts has just the perfect amount of shimmer!

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  78. Sarah February 23, 2014

    Find me an oasis!!!

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  79. Sonya Parks February 23, 2014

    I looooove under the twilight

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  80. Michelle February 23, 2014

    find me an oasis

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  81. dorrie turner February 23, 2014

    I like Under the Twilight best.

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  82. Kati February 23, 2014

    Under the Twilight!

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  83. Jackie February 23, 2014

    Resort Fling is my favorite. I love corals in the spring and summer.
    Thank you!

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  84. deborah b. February 23, 2014

    resort fling is perfect – also like under the twilight for fancier occasions!

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  85. Rebecca Brewer February 23, 2014

    Cocktails and Coconuts is the best name but I like Under the Twilight best.

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  86. Angela Higdon February 24, 2014

    Under the Twilight

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  87. Carolann Leibenguth February 24, 2014

    Cockatails and Coconuts is my favorite

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  88. amanda Whitley February 24, 2014

    i like resort fling

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  89. Meghan February 24, 2014

    find me an oasis

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  90. Cat K February 24, 2014

    Resort Fling! TOO CUTE!

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  91. greg February 24, 2014

    under the twilight

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  92. David Smith February 24, 2014

    My fiance has silver polish on her toenails and it looks really good.

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  93. Sophia February 24, 2014

    Under the Twilight is beauuuutifulll!

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  94. Denise Davis February 24, 2014

    I like the cocktails and coconuts polish.

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  95. tara darity February 24, 2014

    resort fling

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  96. Jennifer Greene February 24, 2014

    Resort Fling!!

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  97. Stephanie February 25, 2014

    Cocktails & Coconuts

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  98. Diana Scholz February 25, 2014

    LOVE them all, BUT if I HAD to chose, I suppose I would go with Under the Twilight!!!!

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  99. uliej February 25, 2014

    love cocktails and coconuts!

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  100. Alisha Hodges February 25, 2014

    I like the Cocktails & Coconuts polish the best. I love neutrals.

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  101. Angela P February 25, 2014

    i like resort fling.

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  102. Lynne February 25, 2014

    I think Resort Fling is my favorite….probably because I am SO READY for spring after this winter.

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  103. Ashley C February 25, 2014

    I’m loving the resort fling!

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  104. Victoria Carlson February 25, 2014

    I love the find me an oasis color!

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  105. kris m February 25, 2014

    love the resort fling

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  106. carly dumac February 26, 2014

    Tough call! I love them all!! But I would probably use the resort fling the most so that would be my favorite!

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  107. tina reynolds February 26, 2014

    I love the resort fling

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  108. Ross Hassel February 26, 2014

    Resort fling

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  109. Alina February 26, 2014

    Such a shame the giveaway is only for US residents… it looks great! I’m also hosting a giveaway on my blog, feel free to have a look – it’s open internationally!

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  110. brittany February 26, 2014

    under the twilight is pretty my fav

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  111. Jessica Whitehouse February 26, 2014

    I love blue nail polish. My favorite of this set is “Under the Twilight.”

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  112. Katherine D. February 26, 2014

    Find Me an Oasis is really breezy looking.

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  113. Rose Santuci-Sofranko February 26, 2014

    I like the “Find me an Oasis”…very pretty color!

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  114. cheryl February 26, 2014

    i love the lavender color

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  115. Yueh Ying Lin February 27, 2014

    Under the Twilight!

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  116. Kristina February 27, 2014

    Cocktails and coconuts! So sophisticated and beautiful!

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  117. Teresa Thompson February 27, 2014

    Under the twilight.

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  118. Lilith Katz February 27, 2014

    I like under the twilight

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  119. laurie February 27, 2014

    I love purple is my fave

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  120. Anna H. February 27, 2014

    I love the Resort Fling color!

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