Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Nail Polish That Will Earn You Compliments

In the past couple months, I have been pleasantly surprised by how many people have complimented me on the color of my nail polish.  I am surprised not only because I didn't know I had good taste in polish colors, but also because I feel like random compliments are a rare treasure in our world.  A compliment from a friend, family member, or total stranger can truly make your day - even if it is as simple as pointing out a pretty nail polish hue!

To spread the love, I wanted to share some of my favorite, attention-getting, compliment-worthy polish colors...  Promise I am not writing about these compliments to brag - I am only using them to prove that these hues are THAT gorgeous.  (They all happen to be Essie colors, but that doesn't mean there aren't other fabulous lines out there.  Also, can you tell I love purple?)

1) Essie Splash of Grenadine
- My boss noticed my manicured nails and asked if the polish happened to be Splash of Grenadine.  She knows her stuff!
- A random stranger in Starbucks told me she thought the polish was a pretty color as we waited for our drinks to be served up.


2) Essie Neo Whimsical
- A girl on my team at work AND a girl in one of my classes both let me know they really liked the color.



3) Essie Bermuda Shorts
- The Ann Taylor salesperson in Vegas said my toenail polish looked great with the shoes I was trying on (okay, so she was a salesperson, but I was already sold on the shoes!  Originally $200, on sale for $50... and they were comfy too!  Take a look at my great buy below...)






4) Essie Big Spender
A favorite of mine!  Works well on fingers and toes, great for all seasons.  I once had a pedicure that started with removing my old Big Spender polish and ended with a fresh new application of the color - the woman doing my pedi said, "You sure know what looks good on you!"  Sometimes it pays to stick with what works!  And it was featured in Allure when I first discovered this color, probably a couple years ago or so.


5) Essie Ballet Slippers
My default light-manicure color.  I am a Ballet Slippers girl... I love the slightly opaque pale pink that gives my nails a clean look without being too sheer.  Plus, it's a cute name.


What are your favorite polish colors?  Let me know if you give any of my favorites a try!  And why don't we all try to make someone else's day with a genuine, thoughtful compliment?  It can mean more than you will ever know...


27 comments:

  1. cute! def going to try some of those. i like essie so much more than opi - goes on better and lasts longer. i wear essie "like linen" a lot. doesn't stand out too much in my conservative office + it's hard to tell when it starts to chip.
    xo.ashley

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  2. I am a big fan of the subtle color. I just got a manicure with a light pink hue and got complimented on it as I was waiting for my nails to dry. "Color envy" I guess you can call it. :) Melissa, you do a great job keeping your nails clean and pretty (especially with those rings to show off...). Gives me inspiration to do the same!

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  3. I'm more of a pink fan myself. My favorites include OPI Peru-b-ruby (bright pink) and Zoya Jane (pale pink) and Angela (light shimmery pink). But maybe I'll try some of your favorites.

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  4. Ashley: I agree, Essie definitely has staying power - my current mani has lasted a full week. I'll have to keep an eye out for "like linen" too!

    Amy: You got a manicure and actually waited for your nails to dry? ;) "Color envy" - how true!

    Cathy: Thanks for sharing your faves. I think you would really like some of these picks since most are pink with just a hint of purple to make things interesting! (By the way, I love your blog!)

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  5. Hi Melissa! So glad you found my blog so I could find yours! I loove the light purple nails, Neo Whimsical looks great on you!

    Look forward to following along :)

    xo

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  6. I am a big fan of the subtle color. I just got a manicure with a light pink hue and got complimented on it as I was waiting for my nails to dry. "Color envy" I guess you can call it. :) Melissa, you do a great job keeping your nails clean and pretty (especially with those rings to show off...). Gives me inspiration to do the same!
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