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Essie Bright Nights nail polish

Essie Bright Nights manicure

This has been an insane summer. I’ve never had more work. I can’t wait to share the illustrations when they’re published. I’ve also done countless new pieces for my solo show. We’ve been gearing up for our move to Manhattan from our lovely little Brooklyn Brownstone apt too. It will be a big change but the new space will be a great one to live and work in (another thing I can’t wait to share with you).

I took it upon myself to paint the whole apt. It seemed like a good idea but took a loooooonnng time. It’s a big space  for a girl to paint. Then we lost my dad. My mind was swimming and I felt like crawling into bed and staying there but instead I did everything else and you know what? It helped keep me focused. My dad would want us to carry on and find joy in life.

Yesterday was the last day of painting. When I finished I pulled all the tape from the walls and paper from the floor. It was very rewarding to see how nice the colors looked in the space. I’m obsessed with color as you may or may not know as a Maquette reader. I have not taken much time to relax so I decided to get a manicure on my way back to Brooklyn. It felt really nice after that big job and I love the vibrant color on my hands. It gives me a little burst of joy when I see my hands typing, illustrating, washing dishes or picking up my son.

Do you have a favorite nail polish this summer?

• My current color is Essie Bright Nights

• Have you seen this confetti/ CMYK manicure on Design Crush?

6 Responses to Essie Bright Nights nail polish

  1. aphrochic August 4, 2011 at 4:24 pm #

    I am wearing the same nail color! Every time I look at my nails I feel extra happy 🙂

  2. Elizabeth August 4, 2011 at 6:22 pm #

    Sounds like you’ve been through a lot this summer, good for you for taking a little time & getting pampered! You deserve it!

  3. Samantha Hahn August 4, 2011 at 7:45 pm #

    Thanks Elizabeth….It really does feel like a treat to have this bright color on my hands!

    Jeanine I can’t believe we’re nail twins!

  4. Marika Hahn August 5, 2011 at 7:29 am #

    Your hands are beautiful.
    I love the color…did you do your toes too ?

  5. Mary Jo August 5, 2011 at 11:43 am #

    Love the color! I thought you emailed to say you weren’t using the post so I recycled it on tys. Glad you are busy with work.

    Xo Mary jo

  6. Marissa August 25, 2011 at 10:43 pm #

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Samantha. Hang in there.

    The nailcolor is lovely.

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