Oh, Monday. Some may dread your arrival, but I always look forward to a fresh start each week. So maybe I ate just a little too much cheesecake over the weekend. That’s okay, because Monday is here to motivate me to get back to my healthy regimen. Last week was a whirlwind of events – I started a new (and fabulous!) job, my dear boyfriend and I celebrated his birthday, and I reunited with my favorite girls for a sunny day spent on a blanket in the park. I’m mildly exhausted, and today was my day to relax and take a much needed time-out. For me, that meant treating myself to an at-home manicure. Painting my nails is one of my favorite things to do, and I couldn’t wait to try out the new Essie I picked up last week. Super Bossa Nova is what I would describe as a lovely fuchsia confection laced with violet glass flake shimmer. It applies like a dream, dries super fast, and really exemplifies what I love about Essie. I have already made a mental list of Essie polishes that I will likely die without – stay tuned!