Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Pinky Swear

Now let me just confess this right now...my fingernails are naked and I have neglected my cuticles this past week and my Crossfit-runners feet have a date with a Bliss Foot Patrol pedicure next week. This will be D.C.'s Bliss Spa's third chance...they have screwed up my last two appointments.

I have also happily converted Grove Gal E to my way of thinking on mani-pedis....bring your own polish. Call me a control freak, but I like knowing my polish is all mine, or only shared with friends. Just being honest.

Nail polish, in my mind, is like soda. Bear with me, you are either a Coke girl or a Pepsi girl. When it comes to nail polish, I think you are either an Essie girl or an OPI girl. I am an Essie girl. I might do a color on my toes, but it is always a pale pink on my hands.

One of my favorite things about the Essie site is that you can not only shop online, but they give you a really good idea of what the color will look like.

Here are some of my favorites, all images courtesy of the one and only Essie:
Starter Wife...my absolute favorite color

High Maintenance...my second most favorite pale pink
East Hampton Cottage..a pale pink that is almost white

Eternal Optimist...a pinky beige that I have loved long before J.Crew made it famous
Put a Ripka Ring On It
Really Red...my go to red
Heavenly Sunset...a mix of pink, mauve and coral
Chubby Cheeks...love the cheery coral color

Now if only I could find the time this week for a mani-pedi. If anyone has a spare hour, please let me know where you found it.

Pinky Swear


Summer Wind said...

ohh i'm loving really red

AnneG said...

So, I see-saw between Essie and OPI. My absolute favorite go-to summer "toe-color" is Essie's Limo-scene. I am so boring...I just put this on toes all summer. It's a nice pearl/nude shade -- very neutral.

Preppy Girl Meets World said...

I love Essie polishes. My favorites are Gucci Muchi Pucci, Ballet Slippers, Fiji, and Chastity.

ms. mindless said...

i am a VERY opinionated person, but oddly, i don't care about coke v. pepsi. i like both diet coke and diet pepsi for different reasons. weird, i know. i also don't care whether the polish essie or opi. i have bottles of both. i do however agree with you that bringing your own polish is necessary. it is kind of weird that the brush touches so many people. also, what if the salon does not have your color? then i get all annoyed that the color isn't exactly what i wanted.

melissa said...

I'm an Essie gal too. This summer, I have been wearing Waltz (a pale white!) on both my toes and fingers ... really love it. I always bring my own polish too. Starter Wife is a favorite pink of mine too :)