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I have a problem. 
My name is LouLou, and I am a chronic polish changer. 
I change my polish upwards of three times a week sometimes. I just can’t STAND having chips etc, and I am a commitment phob when it comes to choosing colors.  I’ve gotten pretty savvy at the DIY mani. Exhibits A,B, C… alright and D below. 
{just ignore the uber creepy fact I am wearing Leah’s ring…}

Anyways, the whole point of this post was to show you what I have deemed the perfect summer color.
Meet Essie, Cute as a button.
 It is PERFECT for sun kissed skin and just makes me wanna hop on a plane to Naples STAT!
I also thoroughly enjoy it’s pairing with navy. How fun is that?!
That is all. 
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  1. Melanie says:

    What is the brand and color in exhibit…I mean photo….#2? Love it!

  2. Lindsey says:

    I just bought Nice Is Nice and I'm loving it. But, I think I need to buy this! Thanks for the tip Pink Lou Lou!

  3. Annie says:

    Umm I'm going to buy that right now. LOVE it! I'm so into wearing navy and white right now too so this will be perfectooooo!

  4. Squirmy says:

    I love that last colour! I'm a chronic nail polish changer too, I just can't stick with one colour that long!

  5. shay says:

    I just bought and Essie that i thought was going to be super cute and turned out to be super sheer 🙁
    definitely wanna go out and pick this one up instead!

    And i'd steal that ring too, its gorgeous!

  6. RLW says:

    I love Essie! I just got 'French Affair' {ohh laa laaa!} and I love it!
    I'll have to try out this color too!

  7. Sarah Jane says:

    Ahh your post made me feel so much better. I change my color once a week and I have to tell myself constantly "just wait a few more days" as motivation not to whip out the nail polish remover. Thanks for the color selection… it is going to be my next purchase!
    -Sarah @

  8. Erin says:

    Too funny that you post this because I have recently become obsessed with nail polish and changing it all the time! Summertime just makes me want to have pretty nails I suppose!

  9. i feel shameful for calling my friend EMO when she wore black polish a few months ago because now it's actually in style and I am in love with it!! I need to get me some black polish

    Essie polish is the best. I love 'Shore Thing' it's like a pretty blue

    that headband is adorable and I love your bling a bling bling on your finger. I almost bought a fake diamond ring I saw at F21 for 3$ just so I could flash it quick to people and make believe I was engaged

    oh and what color polish is photo B? SO pretty


  10. I just bought a new shade today that I think will be great for the warm, sunny weather this weekend. Although my mani/pedi will not look anywhere NEAR as good as yours, I'm still excited about my new color. Happy weekend (a little early!)!

  11. Tangles says:

    LOL me too! I hate having chips or "mess-ups". I haven't looked into the "Gelish" polish yet, but I want to! It's supposed to stay perfect for two weeks.

    I hardly have time to paint my fingernails nowadays. With a toddler, I'm lucky if I get my toenails painted, but I think it's gross to wear open toe shoes w/o painted toes! When I was in high school, I used to paint my nails a different color every day.

    P.S. Where did you get your headband/bow and ring in the last picture? So pretty and cute!

  12. Ashley says:

    Oh, I say good for you for keeping up with your nails! I'm terrible at it (hate to admit that polish will sometimes stay on for months….until its all chipped away) I'm trying to get better but I'm pretty bad at doing my own nails.

    Love the Essie color too! I'm in love with their Lilacism right now!

  13. Lindsey says:

    That color is on my nails right now! 🙂

  14. Taryn says:

    The first step is admitting you have a problem…second step is telling you my all time favorite summer colors…(kind of like buying a bottle of skinny girl ritas for an alcoholic)…

    Favoite summer red – Opi "You Rock-apulco Red"
    Favorite summer coral – Opi "A True Ab-original"
    All time summer fav – Opi "La Paz-itively hot" (a must have)

  15. I change mine all the time too! Love that color!

  16. Raven says:

    I love that color! I have been looking for the perfect coral color and I think now I have found it. A little jealous that your nails always look so good. My confession would be

    Hi I'm Raven, and I have a chronic problem with biting my nails and scratching my nail polish off like 2.2 minutes after it's dry. (sad face)

    and about that weave, thanks for letting me know! Love that use the real hair. If I was going to use them more often, I would get that, but since I'm only using it one time, for Miss B, I will prob get the cheapos.

    Ok so did you totally laugh when I asked if you got yours from Sally Beauty Supply? When you told me that yours are real human hair, I pictured you saying, "the tradegy! loulou would never wear a fake weave" hahahaha!!

  17. Jessica says:

    Love that color girl! I'm gonna have to pick up a bottle.

  18. I love all of the colors!! Can you share some tips on DIY manis? I can never seem to paint them too perfectly, and the polish will peel off like the next day. What is your process and what products – bottom coat, top coat, etc – do you use? Thanks girlfriend!!

  19. Ashley says:

    your manicures look fabulous! =) I wish my nails would keep short so pretty like yours do!! I grow mine out just a little but then the polish wears off from me being on the computer all day.
    I LOVE that bow in your hair — too stinkin' cute and NOT fair lol =)

  20. melissa says:

    Love all your pretty polish colors. I am overdue for a mani-pedi and have plans to go Saturday morning first thing. I'll have to look for your fun Essie color before I go. Wish I could paint my nails as well as you do – they always come out looking all janky. It's manicures or nothing for me. Usually ends up being nothing. 🙂

  21. Michaela says:

    Such fabulous colours! That Essie pink is such a fun pretty summer colour. My very favourite is the colour in the second photo it's so pretty 🙂

  22. Kristen says:

    Love that color!

  23. LouLou I just love that bow, is it a bow you just stuck in your hair? Or is it a headband?? and LOVVEE that color!

  24. Jamie says:

    Love all the polish colors! Polish always makes my hands look weird…if that makes any sense!

  25. Samantha says:

    I love the cute as a button color. I wear that most of the time!

  26. Mommy Webb says:

    Me like. And don't get me started on that headband. YOU are cute as a button:).

  27. Caroline says:

    Love the color!!

  28. Love the color, makes me want to run out and get a mani/pedi right now!

  29. P!nky says:

    I love your nail polish and the RING in your last picture!

    Have a fabulous day!


  30. Heather says:

    I am a compulsive nail polish changer too. I hate having chips on them. Love that essie color. Where's the headband from?

  31. Erica says:

    love the colors. love love love the headband

  32. Morgan says:

    ahhh. i love the color!!! 🙂 my friend's brother is getting married in punta cana this week and she's wearing that color on both her nails and as a bridesmaid dress. it's so beachy, and very cute 🙂

    Blurts from a Brunette @

  33. Jenny says:

    I feel like I am always re-doing my nails also haha love this color! and that ring!

  34. Lindsey says:

    ohh me likey that essie summer color. I have a confession, I've never ever bought essie.

  35. Sophie P says:

    Oooo, gorgeous nail polish. Will be putting it onto my retail therapy list 🙁 XXXX

  36. Delaney says:

    awww aren't your presh! That is a beautiful ring at the end too! You have the cutest daintiest hands haha 🙂

  37. Mae says:

    I share your problem, must change my nail polish color almost every other day! I'm growing a major nail polish collection and I still have some colors I have yet to try!! This is my first time commenting but I do read your blog all the time and I just love it!
    Feel free to check mine out 🙂


  38. Christie says:

    I used to be a commitment phobe too when it came to polish, but now that I use Shellac I'm OBSESSED!! You should try it… NO chips and SHINY as can be for 2 weeks. Ughh-Maz-Ing!! <3 Plus the colors are amazing too!!

  39. kLl says:

    Aren't you cute with your bow! What is the color in photo one?!

  40. ♡ bAs says:

    you are great at the DIY manicures! Wish I was. Cute colors!

  41. Holly says:

    Your blog is adorable, just stumbled across it. The polish is super cute for summertime 🙂 Come visit me if you'd like!

  42. Thank you for introducing me to my new BFF color! Be glad you didn't do the gel thing. I've been TOOOOO busy to get my nails changed and polish taken off and they are three weeks old (embarassing).

  43. Juliana says:

    I am just like that as well. I get so many compliments at the hospital. I have to tell you that I went on ebay and got a huge lot of nail polish 30 of them for $22.00 no joke. It's wonderful! I love your nail colors!

  44. I bought Cute as a Button and it didn't look good on me! I'm not tan enough I guess….what are the neutral colors you have on?

  45. JewelryAllie says:

    Ok I went out and bought Cute as A Button. Love. IT!

  46. Chelsea says:

    Your nails are fabulous! I've been a fan of DIY nails for years now. Plus, that means I can switch colors whenever I want, which is quite frequently! It'd be awesome if you could give us a little DIY mani tutorial!

  47. Katie says:

    I love cute as a button! One of my favorites! have you tried OPI's strawberry margarita? love that one too. and did you just say naples as in naples, fl? I was just there (my dad has a condo there luckily) and it is HEAVEN!!!!!

  48. Christine says:

    What are the other colors names? I want them all!! 🙂

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