NAILED IT!

Who isn’t in need of a fresh mani and pedi? If you are anything like me then you are extremely overdue and looking for the best salon to experience it all. I made my way over to the Metropolitan Nail Bar in Arlington for a day of pampering. The only decision required was selecting the perfect color. Who else gets hung up on the color?

I am here to make your selection a little easier by showing you the top trending colors! This spring is all about keeping it fun with shades of pink and orange. If you haven’t branched out on these vibrant colors yet, now is the time. 

I selected Suzi Nails New Orleans by OPI for my gel manicure and In My Back Pocket by OPI for my pedicure. These colors make me happy and give me the feeling that warmer days with lots of sunshine are on the way. I walked out ready to show off my new mani and pedi and feeling completely ready for spring!

INTO NAIL DIY?

Over the pandemic, many of us have gotten really good at doing our nails at home! If you still need some guidance, no worries, I did a little shopping so that on your next outing you can pick up these spring nail colors.

  1. Smith & Cult Fauntleroy, $18, Bluemercury
  2. Essie Into A-Bliss, $9, Ulta
  3. Smith & Cult Ghost Edit, $18, Bluemercury****
  4. Nails Inc. Mayfair Lane Pale Pink, $15, Sephora
  5. Nails Ink. Hot Fuz, $15, Sephora

Need a little nail inspiration? Check out this fun nail painting videos to get some tips and tricks for the perfect manicure!


Samantha E is a creative Washingtonian consultant with a keen eye for details. After growing up in Arkansas she ventured to North Carolina where she earned her bachelor’s in business administration from Bennett College for Women. Samantha then moved to the district to pursue her professional career in business development, she started the Samantha E brand and blog as a creative outlet along the way. She has an extensive background in visual imagery and brand story consulting with a passion for helping others show up in the most visionary way. Samantha E’s value lies in the ability to collaborate with clients to create a breathtaking story for people and brands. She has worked in retail and the personal styling world for major brands like Banana Republic, Gap and Trunk Club. When she is not creating content over on Samantha E  you’ll find her on IG at S.E.COLE, eating her way through different cities, exploring the outdoors and cooking yummy meals at home.