Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Lacquer It On

A friend of mine seems to have a new shade of polish on her nails each time I see her, and her do-it-yourself manicures are nothing less than perfection. With a rainbow of colors out there, it's fun to see which shades make their debut on her fingertips. For me, that means making a mental note of the ones that catch my eye and imagining them mixed with a couple summer staples. Those time's when my polish matches my outfit exactly I take it as a pleasant coincidence, but what I love most is a bit of an unexpected contrast.

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Floral Bouquet:
Essie Summer Collection paired with
the Forever 21 "blooming floral dress"
Waves of Sunshine:
Nars polish shades (in Adelita, Blue Lagoon,
Zizi and Cha Cha Cha)
& Delia's burnt orange swimsuit


Do you like matchy-matchy or a bit of the unexpected?

13 comments:

  1. Those nail polish colors are so fresh and summery! I usually use the same manicure color, but I'm tempted to add some color with those oranges :)

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  2. That must be tart deco in the top right! i LOVE that color :)

    http://fromskirtstoskillets.blogspot.com

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  3. i love some of those Nars bright colors!! That blue is hot!

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  4. nail polish makes me so happy!! i love to mix it up a bit...

    xoxo

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  5. these look great! i totally agree with taylor the nars colours are so striking! I love the adelita shade! xx

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  6. Love the dress and also the colors. I once posted this same dress on my blog. I love punchy color nails in summer

    love
    xx
    Sahi
    www.barelyvogue.com

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  7. Unexpected and matchy are both equally attractive options in my opinion. But that Nars white nail polish is screaming "summer" to me. I hope it goes on as gorgeously as it looks.

    http://closethound.blogspot.com/

    Sharon

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  8. Those Essie shades are CRAZY gorgeous. I love the top right one! I'm constantly jealous of people who can apply nail polish like pros.
    xxoo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  9. Great post, just found your blog!!!

    D E G A I N E

    http://www.fashiondegaine.com

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  10. I'm dying for orange polish!

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  11. Yeah Josie, im with you on that one - i always apply polish and then think of a million things I have to do and mess it up!

    I bought the top left beginning of summer and I love it! its subtly enough to go with everything :-0

    www.penelopeg.com

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  12. I love those nars colors, I think I have one!
    xoxo
    Cara from IFB

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  13. love the bikini color! think they make it in a one piece? *wink*

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