Baby’s Got the Blues

I’m all about the blue nail polish for summer.

It makes me think of the water in the swimming pool and the sky at the beach. Ahhhh… summer!

And I’m loving the trend of choosing colors that are complimentary. Like matching the color of your purse and your shoes, matching the polish on your fingers and toes is kind of passé. It’s not necessarily a fashion no-no, but it’s more current and fashion forward to choose complimentary colors.

In the immortal words of Clinton and Stacey, “It doesn’t have to match. It has to go.”

These actually came out pretty close in the end. Next time I’ll try to find colors with a bit more contrast.

On my feet, I thought I had Essie’s St. Barth’s Blue, but when I googled it this morning, that one looks a lot lighter than the one I have. So I think I looked at the wrong bottle when I was walking out the door of the salon.

On my hands, I’m wearing a Soak Off UV Gel nail polish, which is AWESOME because it stays on for 10 days without chipping. If you’re careful, you can get over two weeks out of it. (I don’t know the brand or the color.) Soak-Off Gel polish is perfect for moms like me who can’t seem to get 24 hours out of a traditional manicure. You have to let it set under UV lights, so it’s a bit more of a process, and it does cost a bit more, but it’s worth the time and expense to get a manicure that actually lasts. Of course, I’m sure it’s killing me somehow, but it sure does make for a great manicure.