Summer Nail Polish Picks

by Grace Ko in


As a counselor, I've heard all too many times the importance of self-care. Though there are many ways of caring for self (exercise, spending time with friends and family to just name a few), one way I do that may be a bit unique is doing my nails. Yes, mani's and pedi's are my weapon of choice to fight against occupational hazards. 

You may ask how doing one's nails may be considered self-care. But oddly enough, I find it quite therapeutic. 

I actually worked at a nail salon in my college days. I would help out here and there and over the years, I have not only gotten good practice at beautifying nails but I've accumulated a hefty nail polish collection. A few guys friends (including a fellow blogger Broken Rhythms) once humorously and genius-ly (yes, in my mind that's a word) compared girls choosing nail polish colors to guys playing drafting players for fantasy football (Nail Polish Draft! Fantasy Nail Polish!) 

So here are my summer draft picks! 

 L to R: OPI "Big Apple Red", Essie "Geranium", Essie "Lights", Essie "DJ Play That Song", Sally Hansen "Pacific Blue", OPI "You're Such a Budapest", OPI "Alpine Snow" 

L to R: OPI "Big Apple Red", Essie "Geranium", Essie "Lights", Essie "DJ Play That Song", Sally Hansen "Pacific Blue", OPI "You're Such a Budapest", OPI "Alpine Snow"