Wednesday, July 14, 2010

My Top 5 Summer Pedi Colors!

I think pedicures are essential in the summer - and so much fun! I had surgery a few years ago on my right foot to remove a rather large tumour and I have a scar that I'm quite self-conscious about. Over time, I've become less paranoid about people looking at it, but I feel much more confident wearing sandals when I have nicely manicured paws!

Usually I'm quite conservative in my polish choices, but I feel like I can pull off brighter/punchier tones on my feet. Since there are several colours I probably won't be sporting on my hands anytime soon, I thought I'd swatch the top 5 pedicure polishes that I'm really enjoying this season - that way you can check out the colours without having to peek at my tootsies!

Thumb to Pinky:

Essie Bachelorette Bash:
The quintessential hot pink - has more blue tones in it so it's flattering on cool-toned me, and it doesn't border on neon territory. A classic that always works! I know there are several other ladies out there (*cough*Alison*cough*) that swear by this as well.

Essie Turquoise & Caicos:
I've shown you this before as a mani, but I'm loving it on toes. It really does make me feel like I'm in the tropics somewhere, waiting on a Pina Colada and staring off at the ocean! It's a brighter, greener, creme version of Chanel Nouvelle Vague, and I love them together as a mani-pedi combo.

OPI Dazzled by Gold over OPI I Get a Kick Out of Gold:
This is as close to Minx as I can get - sometimes when I glance down I'm not sure if I've had it done or not! I Get a Kick Out of Gold provides a nice smooth gold base, but the colour is a little too pale and green on its own. Adding a thin layer or two of Dazzled by Gold warms up the colour, and gives it an intense shine. Dazzled by Gold often takes many layers to get opaque, and on toes it might be difficult to do, but by layering I can get the look without wasting precious DbG!

OPI Lucky Lucky Lavender:
I got this from my mom for my birthday along with Jade is the New Black. I first tried this on my hands and hated it! It was too similar in tone to my skin colour and looked a bit odd...but on my toes I love it - I might even go as far as to say it's my favourite pedi colour! It's a creamy candy coating of the most perfect lilac shade that isn't too bright, but not too pastel - I adore it.

OPI My Chihuahua Bites:
I recently gave this to my mother for Mother's Day (we give each other OPI's true). The story? She walked out of the movie "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" because the most popular film with children 12 an under was too intense and scary - HAHAHA!! She was sure that Diablo (voiced by frakking Edward James Olmos!) was going to eat the little chihuahua - so I got her this so she wouldn't be scared of him any more. I've had it for a while and this hot coral is an amazing pedi colour - and seems to work with almost any mani colour!

What are your favourite pedicure colours? So curious to hear what you're loving this summer!