Thursday, August 23, 2012

Summer polish

I seem to have a rule wherein once I've worn the same polish twice in a row, I decide it's officially worthy of mention here.

essie's vermillionaire
{essie's vermillionaire}

So I'll just tell you that essie's vermillionaire is my current favorite, even if the manicurist laughed at me for choosing something so bright. It looks terrifyingly orange in the bottle, but perfect on your nails.

I also got a really good Butter London manicure at the Seattle airport (terminal C, if anyone has time to kill at Sea-tac). I don't have photographic evidence, but their Come to Bed Red is perfection.

I'm still not buying nail polish but instead paying for a manicure or polish change every now and then (or lately, three weeks in a row, but that's unusual). It's working for me and I'm glad not to have the accumulation of polishes that I never manage to use up.

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  1. I've been wearing this colour recently as well - it looks like such a bright orange in the bottle but it is perfect on. I'm alternating between vermillionaire, clambake and tart deco at the moment!

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    1. I love all of those too! I'm always limited by what happens to be on the shelf at the salon, and I've yet to see clambake. Sad.

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  2. Ooooohhhh...pretty! I do something similar, which is purchase the color after falling in love with it at the manicurist's. I usually buy one new color a season to add to last year's color (which is usually running low at that point). I've also been known to just keep purchasing the same color, over and over, once I've found one I love. I think I own 6-7 polishes at the moment and a few fun glitter topcoats to change them when I feel like it. Right now my color is 'Red-y Set Ex' by Essie. It's my fourth bottle of the stuff.

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    1. I always consider this, but I basically never paint my own nails, so I think it probably isn't worth it for me. I've literally never gone through an entire bottle of nailpolish in my life!

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  3. I currently have this on my toes with a gold glitter top coat!

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  4. I love that nail color! I'm sporting a neon orange on my toes at the moment and loving it. After a year of beigey pink non colors I decided to splash out. So glad I did.

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    1. I was the same way - I wore gray a lot this year, and summer seemed like the time to let that go!

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  5. great color. i am addicted to Essie geranium...the perfect orangey red.

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  6. So pretty! I had such a difficult time picking a nail color at the salon yesterday, because I couldn't tell if it was time to go darker for fall or stick with summer--I chose one similar to your shade, and I'm so happy I did!

    -Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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  7. Oooh, I love Essie polishes and this one looks gorgeous!! I'll be picking up a bottle stat.

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  8. I like to buy a polish I love, then take it with me to the manicurist. That way, when it chips, I can touch it up at home. This bright orange looks great on you. xo.

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    1. I see other girls do this and I'm always impressed by them!

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  9. I was debating between that color and Geranium! I ended up going with the Geranium. Hope you had a great time in Seattle and were here when we had our sunny weather!

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    1. Thanks! It was actually very strange - I was only in Seattle for 5 hours, so I took a brief trip to SoDo to hit up an art store that had some paper I needed for a project and then I was back at the airport with a lot of time to kill! Luckily you guys have a much better airport than we do, so I was amply occupied with the manicure and a couple local beers.

      We're going to get one night in Seattle soon, and I'm having the hardest time figuring out where to spend our precious hours.

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    2. I have lots of suggestions depending on what you would like to do! Brave Horse Tavern in South Lake Union in the new Amazon campus is my favorite to show out of towners. It's owned by local celebrity chef Tom Douglas. It's a great place for beer, house made pretzels, amazing burgers, and some shuffle board and darts! There are some great restaurants around it as well - Serious Pie Pizza (Tom Douglas owned) and Cactus.

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    3. Thank you! I'm taking notes. I'm sad that we only have one evening, because it clearly isn't enough time to explore. Someday.

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  10. What a nice, vibrant colour! Love it!

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  11. YOU'RE BACK! I missed your regular blog posts, so happy you've found the time/energy to start again. Thanks.
    Emily

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  12. I'm definitely going to get that Essie color tomorrow from Ulta. It is PERFECT.

    - Shannon
    www.shannonsometimes.com

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  13. Hi dear! I just discovered your blog and I am officially hooked! U got yourself a new fan! xoxo

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  14. is your hair short (saw emily's post)? or maybe you cut it awhile ago...

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    1. Yep! I had just cut it the day before we took those pictures, so it's pretty new!

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  15. I have to say I am so glad that you started writing posts again! I look forward to your posts and check back periodically to see what's new :) and I find that I tend to go back to the same polishes... Variations on pink and red really

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  16. I haven't worn nail polish in a long, long while, but this color makes me want to get back on the wagon, so to speak...

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  17. I totally get that twice nail polish thing. My current twice polish on my nails atm is Essie's pretty pale purple 'Nice Is Nice', biut if you love the one you're wearing, I really recomend Essie's 'Ole Caliente'!

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  18. Love new color recommendations! Very coral!

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  19. Ooooh, that color is gorgeous!

    I have a rule that I never spend more than $2 on nail polish; this way, I don't feel like a ton of money has gone down the drain if I don't use it all up. I do get tempted by those beautiful OPI and Essie polishes, though.

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  20. I just saw your pic on cupcakes and cashmere...it looked like you got your hair cut! so cute!

    ~kristen

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    1. Thanks! I've only had it a week, so I'm still adjusting, but I like it!

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  21. LOVE that coral/orangey color...fave!

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  22. I love that color! Also loved reading about your cake disasters below. One of those looks like an Ina Gartner cake I also screwed up horribly. I can relate!

    http://www.sweetestsomethings.com/

    xo Dina

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  23. Currently wear Essie Clambake, and I feel the same way about it. Orangey without being ridiculous. Also heard that Opi's A Good Man-Darin is Hard to Find is a good one but brighter!

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  24. Thank you! What a great idea! I feel inspired to have a manicure, pamper myself and not accrue so many bottles of nail polish. <3

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  25. What a gorgeous color -- I am definitely going to have to try that. Thanks so much for sharing with us! :-)

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  26. I have this on my toes as we speak! It's my favorite along with Clambake. I just discovered your blog, LOVE! XX Jessica

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