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Nails of the Day: Essie Petal Pushers

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essie petal pushers

Essie Nail Polish in Petal Pushers, $8.50

Ah, push it… Puh-push it real good!

Seriously, I’ll take any excuse to quote Salt-N-Pepa, even if it’s only marginally related to what I’m talking about. 🙂


Nails of the day! — yesterday and today, because I applied this yesterday, but it’s still hangin’ tough (LOL, NKOTB). I’m wearing two coats of Essie’s creamy gray Petal Pushers from the Flowerista collection.


I love pairing light gray with mint… I think that when you wear certain lighter shades, like mint and some pastels, it’s good to toughen up your whole ensemble by throwing a more serious color into the mix, just to keep everything from going overly sweet, ya know? That’s what I’m hoping these nails are doing for this mint top and necklace.

essie petal pushers

Nails — Essie
Lips — Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss in 103
Top — Loft
Necklace — Forever 21 (here’s something similar)
Bag — Kate Spade (here’s something similar)

P.S. They’re still pushin’ it! Pushin’ it real good…

I love that commercial! I would have no problem with Salt-N-Pepa showing up in an elevator with me. 🙂


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  1. tirurit says:

    Oh my God! The memories that came back with that song! XD

    And yeah, combining light or pastel shades with stronger ones sounds like the way to go. Otherwise it can be a bit too bland, right?
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  2. Lauren S. says:

    I love that color, Karen!
    And that commercial is totally awesome! P-push it real good! 🙂

  3. Holly says:

    That nail color is perfect with your outfit! You’re right that a more serious/tough color keeps pastels from being too light & frothy (if that makes sense…). It’s a subtle accent & strong enough to make a statement; love it! <3

  4. Jennifer says:


    The image that ran with this post on Facebook is of Nars lipsticks–just thought you’d want to know. That’s always happening with my automatic blog post to Facebook posts–I’ve got to fix it…

    • Karen says:

      Hi Jennifer,

      Thank you for letting me know. I think it’s related to Hootsuite, the company I use to connect FB to MBB, so I’m contacting them. Have a good one today.

  5. Natalia says:

    That color looks great on you!

    I seem to be the only one who likes that commercial ’round these parts, so I’m glad to see that you enjoy it as much as I do! 🙂
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  6. Fancie says:

    Cute color on you! I love those commercials too lol. They’re too funny!
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  7. Rachel R. says:

    I love lavender-grays like this. What beautiful polish.

  8. I could have done with some Salt and Pepper in the delivery room.
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  9. What a pretty shade! It’s not the kind of shade you see everyday, I like it.
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  10. sarina says:

    That’s gorgeous! I bought the colour flowerista in this range and it’s soooooo damn pretty. It goes well with so many things in my wardrobe. It really popped today against my navy maxi. I shall definitely be trying this one too, looks fab

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