Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tough as Nails

I seriously did not join the nail polish bandwagon until this year. Being a pianist, there's always been this urge never to paint your nails for fear of distraction or ruining the keys. But this year, I didn't look back and now my nails have to have a color on them at all times.

I've definitely given into bright peaches, pinks and oranges for summer. I just think they're all fresh and bright and go from day to night instantly.

But then I look around on blogs and Pinterest and find so many different types of nail art. So what do you gravitate towards? Do you just play with pretty solid colors of all hues? Or do you decorate with a little extra sparkle? Or mix both?

I love adding a little bit of sparkle to my everyday summer wardrobe, but I don't always take the time to add it to my nails. Do you? Does it live up to the gorgeous images? I'd love to try it if it works! For now, I'll just stick with my regulars: Essie's Olé Caliente, Meet Me at Sunset and a Crewd Interest.

 Happy Tuesday!


all images via Pinterest


  1. Essie has been my favorite nail polish brand lately.. I basically want their whole summer collection!

  2. I'm trying to do my own nails more instead of paying for a manicure. I will definitely be trying out one of your favorite colors today!

  3. I love peachy, pink colours! The added sparkle looks gorgeous :)

  4. I change my color probably 3 times a week, so I stick to solids that match what I am wearing :) I have kept my nails painted for over 10 years, which is crazy. My hubby always knows if I am stressed because I pick at it or then go unpainted for a day of two!

  5. I'm loving the first light coral color! I'm the same way with nails too - I usually have my toes painted up but never my hands because I feel like I mess it up too fast. But, those colors are way too tempting to pass up.

    Cathy Trails

  6. I always want to try a bright, bold color, but end up sticking with a pale pink/nude so you can't tell as easily when it starts chipping. That mint color is gorgeous though, may have to give it a shot!


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