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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Summer nail polish

Refinery29 just wrote about the six coolest nail polish trends, and I'd love to try baby blue and very, very pale pink (I actually wore this exact pink at our wedding). Wouldn't they look pretty peeking out of sandals?

Do you have a nail-polish color you swear by?

140 comments:

Jenna Lee said...

Essie! Its my favorite. It never fails. The colors are awesome and it truly lasts. I blog about them each Monday... I'm addicted!

Joanna Goddard said...

and it's cheap! :)

giftsthatgive said...

Essie is my favorite too but I just learned about a new eco-friendly polish and did my last blog post about it... enjoy Scotch! http://giftsthatgive.wordpress.com/

giftsthatgive said...

And... just loved your post and the links! Pale pink and blue... great minds...

myseastory said...

for a fun but discreet colour, i also love particuliere by chanel!

awesome! love following your blog joanna, congrats!

xx joana

Kim said...

Love the pale pinks. I just bought my very first Essie color - geranium, and I absolutely adore it! It's so spunky on my toes and I only needed one coat. I don't think I can go back to any other brand. :)

aubry. said...

essie's geranium! it's the perfect red - not too blood red. i call it "tomato soup red" because it's got a hint of orange in there. it's my standard go-to.

Michelle said...

Essie French Affair. LOVE

Linh said...

Love these pastel colors. Great picks Jo!
xoxo
-linh
http://la-lalinh.blogspot.com

Alice said...

Approve! Love pale colours in the summer!
Just a Silhouette

Maggie said...

OPI in Cajun Shrimp, a great bright pink/orange-ish that's perfect for the summer!

Diana Mieczan said...

I usually go for red but I really want my toes to be baby blue for summer...That is such a pretty colour and I adore Essie:) Kisses

Elle said...

used to be an only OPI girl but ever since I saw Emily wearing "Fiji" by Essie on the Bachelor I cannot get enough of it. Obsessed. Even blogged about it.

ellelorraine.com

Kat said...

LOVE Essie and lovelovelove blue nail polish this season! I just bought their Coat Azure a few weeks ago and totally fell in love. It's such a calm, happy blue. I almost bought a pale peachy pink yesterday, now I'm totally rethinking my decision to not get it.

Nicole said...

I went on a real pastel nail color kick way back when i was in high school, so I doubt I could have my nails laquered pastel without bringing back bad fashion memories!
Today, I'm pretty strict about my nails: my fingernails are always nude or coated in clear. Only! My toes are more fun-- at the moment they are red, but I just picked up a robin's egg blue that I will wear this weekend.

Patricia said...

I love essies Fiji, and mango bango


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Dancing Branflake said...

Giada DeLaurentis wears Bubble Bath by OPI and I have looked for it everywhere but cannot find it. Her nails are always so pretty. I love light colors like these for hands and a beautiful deep red for toes.

Amanda G said...

I LOVE the new line of American Apparel nail polish. Especially Mouse, it's the perfect grey!

http://www.alllacqueredup.com/2010/04/american-apparel-nail-lacquer-swatches-review.html

Amber said...

I'm usually pretty loyal to Essie, but I've been really liking American Apparel's new line of polish. My current favorites by them are "poppy," it's orangish in color and awesome for summer and "rosebowl," is a really pretty rose color that's awesome for any time :)

Anonymous said...

I would love to try the blue!

Ale. said...

Essie and OPI really have the best quality nail polishes out there! But Claire's has got some pretty cool colors that can do the job if you want to experiment with different shades.

I'm obsessed with glitter and orange nail polishes at the moment.

xx,
Ale.
http://leblogdeale.blogspot.com

Amber said...

That was random that Amanda and I posted at the same time about the same line of polish. Weird.

Jamie @ charmingly ordinary said...

OPI's "Paint My Mojitos" is my fav-fav summer color for fingers AND toes. It's the perfect shade of coral, not too red and not too orange. Plus, it's surprisingly neutral.

Hannah J. Holmes said...

I love pail pink polish, but to me, blue polish makes people look as if they must be very, very cold!

MARÄNG FORM said...

Love it!!!

Melissa said...

OPI " I Pink I Love You"
You can wear it translucent or opaque - it is THE BEST.

wonderchris said...

Looks like a boy or girl blog post? :D

MG said...

Keys to My Karma, OPI.

lindsey said...

i'm an essie geranium girl as well!!

best color eva!

Wh. said...

colorama's absento! it's kind of minty, the way I wear it, and people always grab my hand and say "whay a beautiful polish!"
I wouldn't have paid for it, though.. it's my roomate's

Claire * Lola Is Beauty said...

Joanna, it's so funny - when you posted about maxi skirts I had bought one the same day, then you posted on stripes I think and I was wearing a striped top - not that unusual really - and I just bought an Essie polish in Mint Candy Apple! (the colour of a Tiffany box)

Slim Paley said...

This photo is the perfect birth announcement if you had boy & girl twins!

Janet said...

I love coral in the summer, on toes and fingernails.

Heather said...

I love the pale blue- I rocked that one last summer! This summer I would love to have mint green piggies;)
Essie and OPI are my faves- OPI's I'm Not Really a Waitress and You don't know Jaques are always in frequent rotation.

Bethany said...

I'm currently in love with Essie's Chinchilly gray color. Way fab.

dreamday said...

i've been wearing "butter" polish...blue on my toes right now!

Maria said...

Essie's Sugar Daddy - the palest sheer pink - is on my nails. And their Nice is Nice - an opaque pale lavender - on my toes. Lovely!

Also Bubble Bath by OPI - the original pale pink version.

Marissa said...

I'm definitely going to have to try that baby blue! My nails are neon pink right now. It'll be a nice switch up.

Ashley said...

Love these colors!

Anna said...

I do love Essie. Ballet Slipper and Geranium are my faves!

Tish said...

I ♥ me some butter london! I'm currently in love with Hoorah Henri, Bumster and Rosie Lee

erin m. said...

I have just recently been won over by Essie. I love it! I am normally a bright pink, red, and bright coral type of girl, but these pale pinks and nudes are calling my name! I might have to go pick a few up.

{molly beth} said...

i love love love that baby blue color. i might just have to go get it. it reminds me a little bit of the gray trend, which i love as well.

xoxo.
http://alwaysamrsforeverakidd.blogspot.com
[urbannester]

Anonymous said...

OPI-loyal over here, and my go-to faves are My Daddy's the King (neutral peachy-pink), Lincoln Park After Dark (the.best.dark.brown.), and I'm Not Really a Waitress (perfect red).

Ali said...

OPI's I've Got the Blues for Red in my toes. It's a gorgeous deep shade of red. On my hands I like OPI's What's a Tire Jack, a nice shiny black.

Nina said...

I'm not really a waitress by opi though they "improved" their formula and it doesn't last long anymore at all. also this gorgeous gold glitter by china glaze - medallion I think its called.

PoetessWug said...

Yes....OPI red!!! Love it! :-]

HiLLjO said...

I'm wearing the same pink at our wedding in 2 weeks!!!

carolyn said...

yes! i just scored a bottle of essie's ballet slippers for TWO dollars in a sale bin. i was shocked and delighted :)

nickandnoragettingmarried said...

I'm a nail polish junkie. The more colors, the better! Right now my toes are sparkly blue and my fingernails are pink. I'm really feeling orange for this summer, too. So glad we're back to sandal season!

Liz said...

I LOVE the baby blue! I love wearing nail polish on short nails in the summer. I think it's because I need to accessorize without wearing more clothes! Right now I am rocking China Glaze "for audrey" on my toes and Essie "tart deco" on my fingernails! :)

Heba said...

I'm not into nail polishes I prefer nude nails but the pink one is cute :)

http://girlynote.blogspot.com

Gabrielle said...

although i mostly wear essie and OPI i swear, by ulta brand 'vintage violet'. i get so many compliments on it, it's insane!

Cara said...

I'm almost always an Essie girl (I wore Ballet Slippers at my wedding too and am wearing Trophy Wife right now because its screams fun holiday weekend) but OPI's Cajun Shrimp is my summer favorite!

http://i-dabble.blogspot.com

mimosa said...

Racy Rouge! perfect for summer

ElizabethB said...

Essie chips off so quickly for me! Even when I do a top clear coat. ): I don't care for it. The colors are so pretty it's disappointing that it's such a terrible polish

Libby said...

i have worn OPI Got the Blues for Red for soo long now. like 4 years i would guess. my new fav. though is Essie Cute as a Button. I love this pale pink by essie though!

Jocelyn said...

My absolute favorite color is this ancient Sally Hansen bottle I have that is called Two-Timer. It is a soft shimmery blue/green that looks one color in one light and the other in another light. I love it! And it's pretty sheer, so I can do one coat for a little or a bunch for an all over strong color.

Vanessa said...

Without a doubt my best summer shade is YSL Orange Flamboyant. Amazeballs with a tan.

Sarah said...

Ah, what a beautiful colour for a wedding! Barry M have similar shades for summer. I've already bought the blue but I'm dying to go get the pink; the fact that it's called 'peach melba' makes it all the more irresistible to me! lol xxx

www.strawberrycreamssapphiredreams.blogspot.com

Katie said...

I usually go for a pale pink, but would love to try the pale blue ~ fun and different!

Meg said...

i am wearing this exact pink right now!! it's my go to color for day-to-day, and for fun lately i've been mixing it up with a gorgeous bluish dark gray, and for a pop of color i love to swipe on a shimmery orange called "crushed" - it makes me feel energized & summery!

dena rosenberg said...

I love that pale pink- I'm always looking for something pale, pale, pale. Also, don't you love to think of it as nail "varnish" instead of "polish"? Very Agatha Christie.

kendra said...

i got a super 80's bubble gum pink. super fun. i normally wear a pale gray called "wet cement" from sally henson. and the mustard color from American Apparel

Swedish in Atlanta said...

Always Essie's Ballet Slippers, unless I do a classic French. The French Mani and Pedi never seems to go out of style here in the South.
Petra

natalie said...

I've been eying that baby blue for our wedding. For the past 10+ years I have only worn white and extremely pale pink nail polishes (weird, I know). This year I've totally branched out, bring on the blue!

Lesley said...

love these! I have always likes Ballet SLippers. Its a close second to Essie's Mademoiselle which is more sheer then this one. And that blue- love it! Wouldn't that be nice on my toes for my October wedding... just a bit showing through my peep toe shoes. Theres my Something Blue! :)
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Dana @TheSundaySweet said...

I love blue nail polish! My fav is the dark blue one from chanel. I love it on my toes all year round.

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Lau said...

Your blog is stunning I love the photos!
The blue polish is my favourite :)
Lau xxx
www.fitzsimmonslau.blogspot.com

Elissa said...

I love the color mint!

Erin said...

I love Essie!
xo
Erin

pinkandpolos.blogspot.com

DNA (designers+artists) said...

My color du jour is Essie's nice is nice. I get stopped by strangers on the street.

http://www.designers-artists.com

cupcake diaries said...

Essie-FIJI

Lovely pale, milky pink, and it's not too runny. Go to color!

Give it a Go said...

I love essie along with OPI. Those colors are perfect summer colors. Love your blog!

giveitagoblog.blogspot.com

Lady Grey said...

I love the idea of baby blue!

lunatig said...

essie's fondola gondola for a punchy pink and chubby cheeks for that perfect coral. unfortunately they were exclusive to j.crew but I am sure you can find an equivalent.

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

i adore the pale pink! how pretty. xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

Monica said...

I swear by Wicked, Little Brown Dress, Chinchilly, Sugar Daddy, Blushing Bride, and Mademoiselle by Essie. I'm a creature of habit, so I still haven't quite ventured off to more adventurous colors, but just might take the leap this summer!

Trilby said...

I love that baby blue! Can't wait to try out some new colors for the summer. I just got a new lilac color from essie.

vintagexomakeup said...

cute nailpolish colors perfect for summer

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Abegail Barrios Designs said...

I love essie! My bestie got me hooked! I think I'll have to add the baby blue one to my collection!

Abegail

BASIIK said...

I have that pink polish and it is so subtle and pretty. Right now I'm very inspired by all of the resort collections bright nails so I got a red polish with an orange tint, I'm in love!

m. wilson said...

french on my toes, always, and pale yellow on my fingers. it's a great, fun, summer color.

Heather said...

yes, i am loving the baby blue...

Allison said...

a few weeks ago i "borrowed" my sister-in-law's bright teal polish for my toenails... and it's yet to make it's way back to her! :) i'm really loving that super-pale pink though, might need to upgrade!

xx

jennie said...

i swear by anything essie! just had my toes done that blue and i love it.

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

Ooh, beautiful colours!!! I always wear shades that are much too bright :p

kartepaper said...

That pink is now on my shopping list - thanks joanna!

Has anyone else had streaking problems with essie's paler opaque colours? I'm thinking the pink looks sheerish and would be fine but the blue looks a might dangerous to me.

once burned and all that!

Naysel said...

I just blogged about essie a few days ago! I have sand tropez! I love it! Its a nude sandy color! I love this brand because not only are the colors beautiful but the wear lasts forever!!! I love it!! Also, I love those two colors!!

Andrea said...

cuuute. i love pastels with tan toes. yesterday i just posted something on this subject on my tumblr, here:

http://andrearosabella.tumblr.com/post/5849257446/i-love-this-nail-polish-color-for-toes-ze

the color is rimmel's 60 seconds magnetise. sadly though, my toes aren't even close to tan in this photo yet (thank you, black & white focus tool :) )

happy weekend, jo!

Grandma Kathleen said...

I love them! I wear a very pretty pink in the winter on my toenails and red in the summer!

The Daily Tiara said...

Love these colors! I wear pink nail polish all of the time. I always like to switch things up with blue :)

http://thedailytiara.com

Allison Egan said...

LOVE - cant wait to try the pale blue - so fresh! also i love the lavender ones by Essie!
xo Allison

Spicer + Bank
www.spicerandbank.blogspot.com

Shea Nichole said...

You can't go wrong with Essie! I'm a huge fan of pale pink...definitely my go to!

Sara G. said...

Orange! I love a sherbert-y orange in the summer.....but lately I've been wearing a light turquoise almost seafoam. It looks so nice with my gold sandals and all the coral I've been wearing lately :)

C said...

toes have been Sally Hansen's Pat on the Black (dark purple) forever and I do not like them paler anymore...

Sydney said...

BLUE! OMG BABAY BLUE LOOKS SO FINE!!! I want it so much xxx

Karena said...

I have found a couple of the new Sally Hansen's that i love...First Kiss, a pink, and Barracuda a pale turquoise!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Nomadic D. said...

I change it up pretty much all the time, as you can see here:

http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/2011/04/sparkly-nude.html

and here:

http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/2011/03/spicy-nails.html

So, no real favorites to speak of. I love the idea of the palest of pale baby blues. I have one in my collection but it's brighter and bolder, more robin's egg. The baby blue feels like a tall glass of ice water for the summer. Love it!

http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/

Catherine said...

OPI "You Don't Know Jacques" is my absolute favorite.

Samara said...

Red. Always red. I only wear this one nail polish that is deep red indoors, and bright perffffffect red in the light. It's terrible though and I have to coat it.

kpriss said...

OPI Hearts to Tarts. Plus a protecting top coat, also from OPI.

Nanufaitdodo said...

che carini!!!

Agata Melnyk said...

I think the best one is warm orange, siena color. like this here: agatamelnykphotos.blogspot.com/2011/05/planning-bologne.html - it's my post about this color! It's increadible but it's siuts to every thing!

Eleanor Rae said...

I love nude nails! And I also turn to mushroomy colours too pretty often too xxx

Martie* said...

my fave right now is MonSooner or Later by OPI - it´s an orange/red shade and I love it on my toenails with nice nude flipflops on my feet! gorgeous!

Collections said...

Love these colors. Particularly the baby blue!

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Kristin H said...

Sugar daddy!!

shoegirl said...

It kills me - Essie & OPI polishes are more than twice as expensive over here in Europe. And drugstore polishes are pathetic, compared with what you can get in the states for $5. I'll be stocking up on all these when I'm back this summer!

My favorite colors - Revlon Tropical Temptation and Chanel Rouge Noir.

Michelle Edmonds said...

Without a doubt, Chanel Vamp is and always will be my favorite. I mean, who can resist a polish worn by Mia Wallace?!

I am also digging a Sally Hansen shade (slate) I just got at Wal-Mart and painted on my nails last night. http://www.polyvore.com/sally_hansen_insta-dri_fast_dry/thing?id=32546954

Michelle Lee said...

i love essie but also CND :)

pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.com

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Penny said...

Wearing Essie's Muchi Muchi at the moment. Love it - its a cotton candy pink. Recently did a blog post on their polish as well.. Pretty colors.

Brittany. said...

blue-away, Sally hansens insta-dry.
My new favorite shade for spring!

Amber said...

I love Essie's Mod Squad (hot pink!) and short shorts (red-orange!). I also love OPI's glitter polishes.

Katie said...

I've always been an OPI girl but this summer I treated myself to a few Essie colors and I'm loving them. Currently I'm obsessed with 'turquoise + caicos' ...a tealish seafoam hue that everyone wants to borrow!

Katherines Corner said...

I love these colors, I prefer pale colors to bold ones. Hugs and have a great weekend!

Lauren said...

Ballet Slippers has long been one of my faves as well! I just wrote about my love for it last week!

http://hemsandherbs.com/2011/05/18/shades-of-recovery/

Cindy said...

Essie's Chinchilly!

julie said...

My college roommate turned me on to Ballet Slippers. I'm not usually drawn to things that are "dainty" but the name alone is irresistible! My favorite bold color is Dutch Tulips by OPI. I have yet to find a better pinky/red that works for every season.

Laura said...

Cute colors! Most of the time I wear red.

Mabel and Zora said...

We love both colors!

Molliee said...

I definitely swear by a great bright coral color - makes you look tan and spring-ready!

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Hilary Grace said...

I love Essie's over the edge. It's my favorite, a deep midnight metallic.

The Collector said...

Ok, ok, I love these... but friends, nail polish is so bad for you. Joanna, any leads on any chemical free nail polish? Thanks.

mo-mo said...

Cute idea for favors at a baby shower!

My fave for years has been Essie's Mademoiselle. (another pale pink)

Love your blog!

Tamra of walkswithBella said...

Ohh I love Essie color Nice is Nice. Perfect pale lavender!

Cristina said...

@The Collector:
Those nail polish:
http://conigliogiallo.blogspot.com/2011/05/parcel-il-pacco.html

are less chemical!
;)

Madeline... said...

I started swearing by Essie last year. Chinchilly is my favorite color...it's a muted gray. Versatile, yet chic!

<3 Madeline
www.spidatter.com

saraalana said...

I just posted about my favorite Essie colors as of late. Their polish is the best!

http://saraalana.wordpress.com/2011/05/17/nailz/

http://saraalana.wordpress.com/2011/05/28/nails-p-deux/

the mademoiselle said...

Chanel's Ballerina!
And also Dior's Diorlisse.
Just flawless.

Ilona de Vries said...

Love the colors, just like candy.

xo

amourette said...

essie in angel food is excellent. LOVE your blog!

SuSach said...

gorgey gorgey gorgey

xo
susannah

lavieetme.blogspot.com

a displaced floridian said...

Thanks for sharing the article! It's fun to find out that my current favorites, pale pinks and lavender, are "in" haha.... I must give those metallics a try, though!

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