I stumbled across this adorable image by Samantha Hahn a few days ago and swooned:
I couldn’t help but look down and admire my own nails, which, I’m proud to say, are freshly painted a glossy shade of OPI’s Lucky Lucky Lavender. It’s a bright, light, pretty purple - I get lots of compliments on it!
Nail polish is one of those things that is really new and exciting for me. Confession: I bite my nails terribly, so I have had acrylics for the past 13 years - since my bat mitzvah! Up until about a year and a half ago, my nails were always long and painted in a French manicure. I don’t know what made me suddenly change my mind, but I woke up one morning and decided it was time to start trying colors! Now my nails are super short and always painted a different, pretty color.
Here are some of my favorites!
Left to right, all Essie: Splash of Grenadine, Lion Around, and Movers & Shakers. Splash of Grenadine is very similar to Lucky Lucky Lavender - I choose it when I want something sassy but not pink! Lion Around is as close as I get to a nude shade - it’s very subtle but still has a little shimmer. And Movers & Shakers is basically the perfect hot pink - not too bright but still gorgeous and bright!
I have a feeling I’ll be adding a few new polishes to my repertoire soon. When I was at my salon last week, I was waiting for my appointment and was browsing through their little gift shop when I spied a row of Butter London polishes. As a packaging lover, I was immediately drawn to their classy little glass bottles, and loved some of the colors immediately - I haven’t stopped thinking about Rosie Lee (a glittery coppery pink).
I also had a gift card to Amazon.com gift that I was itching to use, so I bit the bullet and bought a color I’ve loved forever - Deborah Lippman’s Happy Birthday. Rainbow glitter nail polish - ARE YOU KIDDING? Yes please! Can’t wait til it comes... I’ll post a pic so yall can see!
What are YOUR favorite nail polish colors? As you can see, I like pinks, purples, nudes, and glitter... share some of your favorites with me!