Some TLC

When we look to give our body some TLC, do you ever think about all that we do to our nails? We make sure we moisturize and exfoliate, and use sunscreen, but when it comes to our nails, as long as you squeeze in a manicure here and there, it's all good. Essie has taken self care to a whole new level by creating these super cute polishes designed to strengthen your nails while still giving you a little color. 

The TLC collection (which is short for Treat, Love & Color) is Essie's first ever nail treatment and color combo. Claims are that after a week of use, nails strength will increase due to 35% less breakage and 60% less peeling. I suffer from breakage and peeling as soon as I remove a nail color, so I was definitely interested in giving these a go. I did notice an improvement with my nails. I did not have the polish on for a full week, it was about 3-4 days, but they did look brighter and less stressed. 

From left to right- Laven Dearly, Treat Me Bright, and Sheers to You

The collection comes in three sheer colors. The first color is Laven-Dearly. This one is my favorite out of the three. It's a sheer pearly grey purple and it looks amazing against the melanin. I am completely kicking myself for not taking pictures of my mani, but I will be wearing this shade again very soon and I will make sure I post it on Instagram. For those that love a good white mani, there is Treat Me Bright. White polish looks amazing on everyone, and this is great for my white mani lovers. The last in the collection is Sheers to You, and its your classic light pink. It's as if Ballet Slippers got mutant super healing powers. For $10, these treatment polishes are definitely worth adding to your collection. We all want great looking, healthy nails, and you can strengthen your nails while having a cute mani. I feel that is a win-win. All three are available online at and where Essie polish is sold. Muah!!

Essie Winter Collection

Essie is one of my favorite nail polish brands. I believe I own close to 100 bottles over the course of a decade of wearing their polish. Each collection always brings something new to the table, and their Winter Collection is no different. What I love about this collection is that the colors have a shimmer to them, so it gives it a bit of a twist for the holidays. 

From left to right- Go With The Flowy, Getting Groovy, Party on a Platform, Ready To Boa, Oh Behave!, and Satin Sister. 

The Winter 2016 collection was inspired by 60's London, so the names of the polish are kitschy. With it being officially winter now, I decided to make a pretty winter scene with the collection (getting my flat lay skills a go this season). Definitely need to thank my elementary school teachers for all those years of diorama's...creating a mini scene comes in handy as a blogger. 

Go With The Flowy- white based grey shimmer

Getting Groovy- a gold shimmer

Party On A Platform- red shimmer

Ready To Boa- bronzed brownish shimmer

Oh Behave!- rose gold shimmer

Satin Sister- teal shimmer

Sidebar: My trick for getting my mani to last an entire 7 days - Use acetone to clean the surface of the nail, follow with a base coat, two coats of Essie polish, then end with Gel Setter. On a week when I am doing a lot of cleaning or dishwashing, I will do another coat mid week of Gel Setter just to give it a mid week bump of shine and protection. So far this has work tremendously well. 

To be honest, I love all of the shades in the collection. Ready To Boa looked amazing against my skintone, and I loved Go With The Flowy because it's grey, but from a distance it looks as if its white.  I want to try Oh Behave! since I have been obsessed with rose gold these days. Satin Sister is going to be great as well for my melanin sisters, and Getting Groovy will be a fun color to wear on my toes. Party On A Platform is the ultimate party red so I would suggest that for NYE party. Definitely make sure you are following me on Instagram to see what color I decide to try next. What do you think of the collection? Are there any colors that you would love to try.? Sound off in the comments.  

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