that manicure thing

Hello, Houston + The Nail Files

Hiya friends! We’re in HOUSTON! I definitely meant to write this post during my time in the plane yesterday, but alas, it didn’t happen. So, here I am at 4:39 am writing, lol!

Although we have been fighting the jet-lag, Sofia has been up every few hours for playtime. Clearly she thinks we’re still in Amsterdam and she’s on her usual schedule. 🤦🏻‍♀️

Anyhow, because I’m still not fully thinking straight, let’s hop right into today, shall we?

The Nail Files | Joey Hodges Writes & That Girl Myra

Between flying home and just trying to get situated in the first few days, I picked a lighter color that won’t look terrible if they start to get wonky.

Essie Gel Couture || Color: Touch Up

Essie Gel Couture - Touch Up | That Girl Myra

I have a few colors from this line and I have to say, I plan on replacing most of my polishes with this brand (especially now that we’re in Houston and I can find it at Target haha). The gel line doesn’t chip for days & the shine is gorgeous from the top coat. You also don’t need a base coat, which for me, is an added bonus. I usually do my nails in a hurry while LB is napping, so no base coat + a fast dry makes me a happy nail lady, lol. (Also, I am not affiliated or sponsored by Essie at all — although I wish I was! I just really love this brand & want to share) 

Now, it’s your turn!

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  • Reply
    kerri @ cheshire kat
    March 10, 2017 at 3:18 PM

    such a pretty color. smart to go lighter with the travel! good luck on the jet lag girly! have the most wonderful weekend!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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    Sarah Elizabeth
    March 10, 2017 at 7:16 PM

    That color is gorgeous and reminds me of Essie’s Lady Like, one of my favorites! I’ll have to look for it!

    I recently discovered the Essie gel couture line too and I’m obsessed! It dries so quickly and stays chip resistant for so long! I still re-do them every week because my nails grow so fast though.

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    March 11, 2017 at 12:46 AM

    I’ve got to give this line a try. Essie is my hands-down favorite and I love the gel top coat. I haven’t needed to buy a polish in ages (I have way too many, and I even downsized my collection in the move) but when I need to buy one again I’ll definitely look at this line. I always gravitate toward the displays whenever I’m in the drugstore 🙂

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