Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Time for Some New Lacquer: Summer Nail Polishes

Humidity has set in at it's fullest, people are flocking to their neighborhood pools, and celebrity drama is reaching it's peak in People Magazine.  That's right, it's summer.  Full-fledged summer, I might at.

It is that time of the year that is just as renowned as New Years Eve for being the time when people step out of their comfort zones and try new things.  "New things" can refer to any number of things- fashion, fitness, lifestyle plans.  Whatever your new adventure may be, you want to look good doing it.  Experimenting with nail polish is the perfect way to mix up your style according to what's going on in your life each week.

Summer Nail Polishes


I prefer lighter shades in the summer time, such a nudes, cool colors, and pinks.  Essie is a perfect brand to go to if you want reasonably priced, great selection of polishes.  However, my go-to nail polish when I've run out of the light shades (or I can't decide on a color) is butter London's Pillar Box Red.  It's that certain kind of red that just makes you feel sexy- like you've stepped out of the 1940's- and want to show your perfectly polished hand off to the world.  You can't deny it. . . a bright red provides a great pop of color to your nails, especially around the Fourth of July.  Pair a nautical striped shirt with some khaki chinos with the Pillar Box Red nail polish and you're in business.  While each bottle of butter London is quite expensive ($15), it is instantly obvious that it is quality polish the moment you let it dry on your nails.

This week, I went with Essie's Turquoise and Caicos even though it was the Fourth.  I've had to work a lot recently and have been experiencing major stress, so I wanted a cool color that could mellow me out whenever I looked at it.  Plus, the color goes well with any kind of flow-y, summer dress and tan sandals.

Watch: Vintage; Dress: Zara; Polish: Essie's Turquoise and Caicos

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