It's no secret that I love having my nails painted. I don't really know why - I've loved it ever since I was a kid. There's something very feminine about a shiny coat of nail polish. My husband wonders why I take the time to paint my nails myself. I am a big fan of pedicures, but when it comes to my fingernails...I always paint them myself. I suppose it reminds me of my grandma and my mom...it's a bit of a nostalgic feeling for me.
I've tried just about every brand of nail polish out there - from dirt cheep to really pricey. And I dare say I've found the PERFECT brand - ESSIE. At $7.79, it's a bit more expensive than a brand like Sally Hansen's, but it's much more reasonable than OPI nail polish - which can cost anywhere between $9 and $14. I do love OPI, don't get me wrong (I'm a big fan of the color Miami Beet thanks to a kind friend who lent it to me at the Nail Salon). But I have found Essie polish to work just as well for nearly half the price. SCORE!