Friday, June 25, 2010

Summer Nails to Share

E is out at a sleepover.  And I'm watching 2 of my nephews.  So the boys (M & nephews) are hanging out in the basement.  Hubby is here, too.  So there's a lot of boy-ness going on in my house right now, with just me & Lucy to keep up the girl quotient.  Fortunately, she has a pink collar.

What to do?  Let's talk nail polish...especially some fun summer shades.  Sorry I'm so late in posting these, but I was...uh...yeah, taking that blog break.

What do I have to share?  3 of the 4 shades in Essie's Spring Resort Collection and 1 shade from Sephora by OPI's Havana Nights Spring Collection.

Guest-nailing for me here are E's toes.  This was a really fun pedi to do.  Next time, I'm adding white polka dots.  On alternating toes, are Sephora by OPI in Havana Dreams ("sheer pale sky blue") and Essie Turquoise & Caicos ("a flirty & pretty tropical aqua").  I love doing the every-other-nail look on E.  Too young for me, but perfect on my almost-8-year-old.  And I love these colors on E - such a perfect pedi for going to the beach.  But neither of these applied well. For a little girl's nails, they are fine, but I tried Havana Dreams on my fingers and it was a bit streaky.  Then again, I have found that to be the case with some of the Sephora by OPI pale colors (especially Run With It, which I *love*, but it just never applies right).  And I think the Essie T&C would really need 3 coats on a grown-ups nails to be even. 

Such cute little toes!!

Next up, my pedi.  Let me pause to note that I got the Essie colors as a set of 4 minis.  When you look at the pic, I just want you to realize that it's a mini-bottle and that my feet really aren't that big.  This is Essie Lapis of Luxury ("a dreamy ocean blue").  This one applied pretty well.  I realize the names are supposed to mesh it into the collection, but it reminded me of a cornflower blue crayon - very pretty blue (not quite as turquoise-y as it looks to me on my computer). Not sure if it's too bright for me...we'll see.  Maybe as a mani color with navy toes? 

And finally, my fave from the collection - Playa Del Platinum ("an elegant & sheer sandy gray") here on my fingers.  For a pale color and for an Essie, it actually applies really well, and I've worn it at least once since then.  Love it.

Hope you have a bit of a girlie weekend...that was mine!  I think I should leave the boys downstairs and take my girlie-pup upstairs to watch a chick flick.


Suburban Princess said...

I soooo want the blue polish :O( I hunted for it yesterday when I was cross border shopping but couldn't find it. It looks so good on your toes!

Summerilla said...

Oh I need every single one of those colors!! Especially the cute one's on E's toes!

Kathy said...

I do love the blue on your toes! It is such a pretty color, but I know it will be too bright for me. I bet Seashell would love that one! It looks nice with your skin tone.

Enjoy the evening with the boys. My boys are not around too much and relations with Seashell have been a little tense lately. She has been so moody and I am finding it difficult to not say anything back. We need a vacation!

psychelyn said...

Lovely colors. can't wait to get some of those for me ",)

La Belette Rouge said...

I have to say that I love your multi-hued blue pedicure. I think it is adorable.

sparrowsandsparkles said...

oooh I really like that Play del Platinum! And think I may be ready to try some blue on my toes... Love your polish posts - thank you! :)

Anonymous said...

I love the blue nail polish, so much fun!

gigiofca said...

Mmmmm, I love the blue polish & the taupe one. Thanks for sharing.