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.


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.


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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  1. Vivian February 14, 2014

    Resort Fling! Love a great coral.

  2. Jennifer Nixon February 14, 2014

    That Under The Twilight is beautiful! :)

  3. kelly mistry February 14, 2014

    I love the under the twilight blue.

  4. Rhonda Clemens February 15, 2014

    Cocktails & Coconuts

  5. Dawn Monroe February 15, 2014

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

  6. Wendy R. February 15, 2014

    I like Cocktails & Coconuts!

  7. Shawn February 16, 2014

    I love nail polish

  8. Cassie W February 16, 2014

    cocktails and coconuts

  9. Daniella February 16, 2014

    I love Under the Twilight

  10. Hannah Spera February 16, 2014

    Find me an oasis is my favorite!

  11. L February 16, 2014

    Oasis is so cute

  12. teresa mccluskey February 16, 2014

    My favorite is resort fling!

  13. Nicole dz February 16, 2014

    resort fling

  14. Colleen Boudreau February 16, 2014

    Cocktails & Coconuts

  15. Amber Benoit February 17, 2014

    Under the Twilight that is so pretty

  16. Diane M Gooding February 17, 2014

    I love Fling!

  17. Jenna D February 17, 2014

    I love Under The Twilight.

  18. Amanda February 17, 2014

    Resort Fling is lovely

  19. MelodyJ February 17, 2014

    Resort Fling. Very pretty color.

  20. Jacqueline Weiskopff February 17, 2014

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

  21. Ruth February 17, 2014

    My favorite is Resort Fling!

  22. Denise F February 17, 2014

    Twilight Blue!

  23. Colleen February 17, 2014

    I really like Under The Twilight!

  24. Julie Lee February 17, 2014

    I love navy nails! So sleek and fun!

  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!

  26. Liz Lew February 17, 2014


  27. wendi watson February 17, 2014

    find me an oasis

  28. Jill February 17, 2014

    Under the Twilight

  29. Wendi S February 18, 2014

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

  30. Jennifer Snyder February 18, 2014

    under the twilight! :)

  31. Jaclyn February 18, 2014

    Under the Twilight!

  32. Leah M February 18, 2014

    cocktails and coconuts is so unlike anything I have!

  33. kalynncarter@yahoo.com February 18, 2014

    Under the twilight is one of my favorites. (:

  34. Cocktails and Coconuts

  35. Vicki Shaw February 18, 2014

    I love Find Me an Oasis.

  36. Sarah Cabrera February 18, 2014

    i love Under The Twilight!

  37. KrisW February 18, 2014

    Under the Twilight!

  38. Amie Wisz February 18, 2014

    cocktails and coconuts

  39. Cara James February 18, 2014

    Under the twilight!

  40. Jennifer Keeton February 18, 2014

    I love the cocktails and coconuts

  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.

  42. Vanessa Richard February 19, 2014

    under the twilight is my favorite

  43. debbie February 19, 2014

    I really like the under the twilight.

  44. Erika W. February 19, 2014

    Cocktails and Coconuts is my fav!

  45. Lee Broom February 19, 2014

    Find me an oasis is pretty!

  46. Darlene Carbajal February 19, 2014

    I love Under the Twilight. :)

  47. Melissa D February 19, 2014

    I loooove Under the Twilight!

  48. Kiera M. February 19, 2014

    resort fling is my fav

  49. paty February 19, 2014

    resort fling

  50. Tonya S February 19, 2014

    Under the Twilight

  51. anissa February 19, 2014

    i LOVE under the twilight! luscious purple!!

  52. natalie yeoman February 19, 2014

    i love the resort fling

  53. Marissa Lynette February 19, 2014

    Cocktails and Coconuts

  54. Sabina Shoeb February 19, 2014

    I love Oasis!

  55. Shane R. February 19, 2014

    Cocktails and Coconuts

  56. Cassandra February 19, 2014

    The Under the Twilight is gorgeous!

  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

  58. Raquel Estañ February 20, 2014

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

  59. Cynthia R February 20, 2014

    My favorite color is find me an oasis.

  60. stephanie February 20, 2014

    I like Cocktails & Coconuts

  61. Angel B February 20, 2014

    Love the color resort fling.

  62. Jeannie B February 20, 2014

    Resort Fling looks like fun!

  63. veronica torres February 20, 2014

    under the twilight

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

  65. Gracie February 21, 2014

    Find me an Oasis!

  66. Leslie Straub February 21, 2014

    I like Resort Fling and Coconut!

  67. nicole dz February 22, 2014


  68. Daraya February 22, 2014

    My favorite color is Under the Twilight!

  69. Erin Stewart February 22, 2014

    I love under the twilight, it’s great!

  70. Vivid February 22, 2014

    I like Find Me an Oasis. Pastels rock.

  71. rosemary ford February 22, 2014

    I love the twilight

  72. Deborah G. February 22, 2014

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

  73. Caroline B February 22, 2014

    I love Cocktails and Coconuts!

  74. Taylor Garcia February 22, 2014

    My favorite is under the twilight

  75. Joni Mitchell February 22, 2014

    under the twilight

  76. Marty Musser February 22, 2014

    Love Under the Twilight. Exactly my kind of shade!

  77. Dee February 23, 2014

    Cocktails & coconuts has just the perfect amount of shimmer!

  78. Sarah February 23, 2014

    Find me an oasis!!!

  79. Sonya Parks February 23, 2014

    I looooove under the twilight

  80. Michelle February 23, 2014

    find me an oasis

  81. dorrie turner February 23, 2014

    I like Under the Twilight best.

  82. Kati February 23, 2014

    Under the Twilight!

  83. Jackie February 23, 2014

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

  84. deborah b. February 23, 2014

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

  85. Rebecca Brewer February 23, 2014

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

  86. Angela Higdon February 24, 2014

    Under the Twilight

  87. Carolann Leibenguth February 24, 2014

    Cockatails and Coconuts is my favorite

  88. amanda Whitley February 24, 2014

    i like resort fling

  89. Meghan February 24, 2014

    find me an oasis

  90. Cat K February 24, 2014

    Resort Fling! TOO CUTE!

  91. greg February 24, 2014

    under the twilight

  92. David Smith February 24, 2014

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

  93. Sophia February 24, 2014

    Under the Twilight is beauuuutifulll!

  94. Denise Davis February 24, 2014

    I like the cocktails and coconuts polish.

  95. tara darity February 24, 2014

    resort fling

  96. Jennifer Greene February 24, 2014

    Resort Fling!!

  97. Stephanie February 25, 2014

    Cocktails & Coconuts

  98. Diana Scholz February 25, 2014

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

  99. uliej February 25, 2014

    love cocktails and coconuts!

  100. Alisha Hodges February 25, 2014

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

  101. Angela P February 25, 2014

    i like resort fling.

  102. Lynne February 25, 2014

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

  103. Ashley C February 25, 2014

    I’m loving the resort fling!


  104. Victoria Carlson February 25, 2014

    I love the find me an oasis color!

  105. kris m February 25, 2014

    love the resort fling

  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!

  107. tina reynolds February 26, 2014

    I love the resort fling

  108. Ross Hassel February 26, 2014

    Resort fling

  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!

  110. brittany February 26, 2014

    under the twilight is pretty my fav

  111. Jessica Whitehouse February 26, 2014

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

  112. Katherine D. February 26, 2014

    Find Me an Oasis is really breezy looking.

  113. Rose Santuci-Sofranko February 26, 2014

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

  114. cheryl February 26, 2014

    i love the lavender color

  115. Yueh Ying Lin February 27, 2014

    Under the Twilight!

  116. Kristina February 27, 2014

    Cocktails and coconuts! So sophisticated and beautiful!

  117. Teresa Thompson February 27, 2014

    Under the twilight.

  118. Lilith Katz February 27, 2014

    I like under the twilight

  119. laurie February 27, 2014

    I love purple is my fave

  120. Anna H. February 27, 2014

    I love the Resort Fling color!

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