Treat Yo Self: Essie Nails (GIVEAWAY)

When I first started working with Mama Gena on this round of Inner Circle one of her assignments to me was to take a daily action towards womankind. What the heck does that mean?

I realized it means that I need to practice “Treat Yo Self”-  please watch the video below.

Well I have used every excuse in the book to avoid doing this assignment for the past 3 months because:

  •  The funds are low
  • I don’t have enough time to do it
  • There are many places to be, people to see that well treat yo self sounds like a crazy indulgence.

As I go back to basics when it comes to self-love and acceptance the most important thing I can do for myself is to Treat Myself on a daily basis. Let’s be honest this doesn’t have to cost a whole lot of money because as you know I am still working on my money honey.  In this weekly series,  I will share ways where I “Treat Yo Self.”


If you haven’t notice there is a cool trend out there of  funky statement nails. This is a fun way to experiment with colors and well have fun. I am an Essie Color lover so this week I decided to try out a couple of colors to brighten my day.

Essie Minty Green Apple and Lilalicism

For $25 at a local nail spot in Manhattan I can get a mani + pedi and tip.  This is my spot to go and take a break from reality, catch up with the latest US Weekly and be reminded of  how much having a good mani/pedi makes me feel good about myself.

If you are willing to spend a little more on getting your mani done, I would encourage you going to Dashing Diva on Thursday/Friday night for Cosmo’s and Mani. I did this a few months back with Ellese. For $16 we got manis and 3 cosmo’s. The mani actually lasted 2 weeks which is a miracle!

If you are looking for nails inspiration, I encourage you checking out Anna’s blog “Glitter She Wrote” who I met a couple of days ago at a workshop. So many fun ideas that I can’t wait to try out.

Treat Yo Self  Fun Giveaway! Win 2 new Essie Colors including “Luxe Effects: A  cut above.” To enter, leave a comment below letting me know your favorite Essie Color or nail website? Added entry, follow me on Twitter @lryamin   and then leave a comment. It will count as two entries!  Contest will end on Monday, July 9, 2012 at 12pm EST!





Disclosure: I did not received any compensation for this giveaway from Essie or any other sponsors.  This is my treat to you!

WINNER! Marissa (Based on comment number #4)

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  • mishel

    I dont have a fav essie color/nail site BUT i do looove checking in and seeing Zooey Deschannel’s nails from time to time at!

    • lryamin

      Yes I love HelloGiggles for their Nail art ideas…It’s so much fun!

  • Lori

    How fun! I don’t have a favorite Essie color either, though I am so loving all the new nail looks! Will follow you on Twitter too. Great site!

  • Marissa

    been going through my magazines for my clipping files and have pulled all their ads. The nails colors are fun and bright. I like the light, powdery blue color.


  • Calli

    I love my essie polish Tart Deco.

  • Alia

    I love all of them for their names! Whatever complements my olive skin!

    I LOVE to look at pinterest for cool nail ideas!



    i am sharing it with the worrld!

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  • fatema

    my favorite essie polish color is fiji and my favorite nail website is

  • fatema

    followed you on twitter
    twitter name; @mclasb

  • Nina

    I love Essie nail polish, the All in One Base is one of my favorite products. Status Symbol is my favorite pink. It’s bright and makes me happy when I look down at my toes.