6.27.2008

Nailz!


Ladies and gentledudes, I present to you the nail polishes that will be on rotation this summer. I am a total nail polish freak, not in a "I have a bajillion colors and an unhealthy addiction" sort of way, but in the "my nails always need to be painted" way (this doesn't mean that they're always perfect, as I pretty much wait for them to completely chip off before I paint them again, unless I have a fancy place to go to).

Anywho, so last year I was totally stoked on the Chanel nail polishes because it was a small way to treat myself to something nice. That's how I came across the awesomely peachy Orange Blossom shade that has been the ONLY color grazing my toes since last summer. I am super anal about appropriate shades for toenails. I mean, you can't do anything thats blue or green or black because then you just look like you have some kind of gross fungus, and I've seen reds that look too bloody, and I don't know, I think it's just my pet-peeve. So this color is great because it sort of blends in with my skin tone, except not really, and it's just the right amount of bright. At this point it's become such a part of me that I feel weird if I wear sandals and my toes aren't painted; like my feet are naked.

The other three colors were all purchased at Urban Outfitters and I gotta tell you, they are AWESOME! I hadn't painted my nails blue or green since I was in high school but that teal color looks super rad on. The only problem is that it can look a little matte, so you might wanna do an overcoat of a clear polish on top to make it look cool. I don't think I had worn purple nail polish before, but this one is a really cool shade, and I recommend the clear polish on this one as well. And the pink? Well the pink is my dream shade, suspiciously close to my favorite Prismacolor color pencil, Process Red. The first time I wore it I kept getting compliments left and aright from random people, which was weird, considering its just nail polish. So yeah. Fun times!

Who knew I had so much to say about nail polish?

10 comments:

editor said...

oh i totally hear you on the "small way to treat myself to something nice" chanel-rational.
i actually next to never wear polish, but i'm gearing up to apply a coat because i got a NARS bottle of red as a gift.

laia. said...

I LOVE Nars!
especially their lipsticks. but man its such nice stuff.
i still dont have a perfect shade of red nail polish. perhaps this will be my next purchase.

aizat.cinta.goddess said...

love from OPI!!love the pastel colors

Rollergirl said...

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1234 said...

i have this one red that from revlon, the two in one kind...it stays on for a really long time, and the red is just deliciously cheerful. and decent price too!! hey, nail polish question: do you ever paint your nails with more than one coat, and then find that minutes later, air bubbles start to surface? its really annoying, and its been happening a lot lately....

laia. said...

that's strange, I never heard of that happening. maybe the one of the coats is too thick?

nadarine said...

My toes are currently a shimmery turquoise. I feel like I have mermaid feet.

I won't do black on the toes, though- that's just icky.

My perfect flourescent purple manicure did chip today, sadly- I'd kept it going thru a full week of biking, installing things with power tools, and 40 hrs of typing. Why oh why did it have to chip just now, when I'm not at home and can't touch it up before dinner?

Times of Glory said...

I really adroe Orange Blossom! I tried it once in my friend's house, and it looks so beautiful and vibrant! The colour seems saying "hello" to you... I love it!

Old.soul.in.the.city said...

obsesssed with fun nail color right now! I love this post

Katlin at Urple said...

Oooh I likey the orange color! I've always been obsessed with funky colored nail polish, especially on my toes. Right now I'm loving purple and yellow! I have the Need Sunglasses on my toes and Do You Lilac It on my fingers, both from OPI.