Monday, May 30, 2011

Sand & Sea - shades for summer nails


Sand
Opalescent pearls and sparkling tans ... shimmering taupes and beiges and golds ...


Left to right: OPI Pearl of Wisdom, China Glaze Knotty, Paul & Joe #27,OPI DS Classic, Chanel Trapeze

    1. Orly: Sand Castle
    2. OPI: Cosmo-not Tonight Honey!
    3. OPI: DS Classic
    4. Paul & Joe: #27
    5. Chanel: Trapeze
    6. Dior: Timeless Gold
    7. Zoya: Jules
    8. Estee Lauder: Extravagant Pearl
    9. OPI: Pearl of Wisdom
    10. Nicole by OPI: Oy Oy Oyster
    11. OPI: Up Front & Personal 
    12. China Glaze: Knotty
    13. Chanel: Lily Beige
    14. MAC: Hangin' Loose
    15. Zoya: Dulcinea
    16. China Glaze: Sunset Sail
    17. Zoya: Uli
    18. Paul & Joe: #03











Sea
Cerulean blue and nautical navy ... iridescent teal and mermaid green ...


Left to right: Royal Navy, I Know What Boys Like, Blue Iguana, Trophy Wife, Ocean Dip, Mermaid's Tears

  1. China Glaze: Bermuda Breakaway 
  2. Orly: Royal Navy 
  3. Essie: Aruba Blue 
  4. Sally Hansen: Pacific Blue 
  5. Essie: Smooth Sailing 
  6. Essie: Coat Azure 
  7. China Glaze: Blue Iguana 
  8. Sinful Colors: Nail Junkie 
  9. Nubar: Earth 
  10. Essie: Trophy Wife 
  11. Sally Hansen: Fairy Teal 
  12. MAC: Ocean Dip 
  13. Essie: Turquoise & Caicos 
  14. OPI: Mermaid's Tears 
  15. OPI: Stranger Tides 
  16. Sally Hansen: Paparazzi 
  17. Essie: Absolutely Shore 
  18. Lippmann: I Know What Boys Like










29 comments:

  1. I like the look of MAC Ocean Dip! I never thought of picking up the polishes from Surf Baby, but that one looks really nice. :)

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  2. Wow! What an excellent post.I am almost afraid to look again.

    OK, tell me what you think of Chanel Trapeze. In the bottle, it is a color I could gaze lovingly at all day. I'd paint my car that color. But on my nails, I am transported to a Boogie Nights roller disco party in a polyester dress with a collar like the wings of a 747. What happened??? So I just stare at the bottle and whimper a little.

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  3. God, you are talented. As I kept scrolling down on my computer screen I continued to be amazed. Your work with the lens is enviable. I especially liked the polishes in the sand and I want that Chanel Trapeze!

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous and what a great idea for a summer post!! Have you tried Deborah Lippman's Believe polish, apparently created with Cher-- very pretty platinum-pewter color and wears beautifully! Your photographs are quite breathtaking, I always wait for a new post from you! :)
    xxx

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  5. @Jbrobeck Thank you :) I love these colors

    @Justine, Ocean Dip is really pretty! I didn't used to like teals/mint colors but am really warming up to them this season :)

    @Zuzu, Thanks! Your comment made me smile LOL :) Yes, I know what you mean...I like it but it is not an absolute favorite. It can be nice on fingers for a night out--maybe with a simple black dress (minus the polyester & 747 winged collar) ;) I normally use it just for pedi. It is so pretty in the bottle... :)

    @HDTM - Aw, thanks! You are sweet, but it is only the luck of having bright South Florida sunlight and a decent lens :) This post reminds me, I need to use Trapeze more often!

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  6. Hi Lakshmi! Thanks so much! :) Oh yes, I bought 'Believe' over the Christmas holiday season and I can't believe I didn't think to include it! It's so pretty. I first saw it featured on The Non-Blonde and then went out to get it! :)

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  7. What a great post! It feels like I took a very brief trip to the ocean just now. :) I have a lot of blues but very few shimmery sand colours. Now I feel like going on the hunt for them!

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  8. Hey I bought, Caught with my Khakis Down from the Sephora OPI collection because of your post. This may induce sea colored nail polish cravings - not like I don't already have them!

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  9. That is a awesome post! Love it! The sand colours are my favorites! I have a few nailpolishes from the Estee Lauder Bronze Collections that I wear in my holidays.

    Thanks for the post! I tweeted it right now!

    Sandra

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  10. I'm in love with your nail wheels!

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  11. Beautiful post and photos! So many pretty taupes and beiges in the sand collection. Chanel Trapeze and Lily Beige are stunning!

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  12. So many beautiful polishes and fantastic shots. I went into Sally's a few weeks ago to get some nail wheels, but they were all out. Your post has re-inspired me :) xxxxxx

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  13. @Liz, Thanks! I love the sandy colors they match with anything! :) Blues are so pretty to look at but I don't wear them as often

    @Lexi, Hi, Just read your post - the Khaki looks great on you :)

    @Sandra/Sternchenslove, Thanks! I think the sandy colors are my fave too :)

    @Stephanie, Thanks! They are fun to do when I have some free time :)

    @Nat, Thanks! I really like the way Lily Beige looks. I haven't used it yet on my nails, but plan to do so soon!

    Hi Rachel, Thanks! :) I decided to use the nail wheels instead of my owns hands for the blog because it's easier sometimes! I got mine on ebay (my Sally's didn't have any in stock) xx

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  14. those are really gorgeous summer colors! I love corals for summer too :)

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  15. This post was so dreamy and wonderful! I loved it from beginning and didn't want it to end! So many glorious shades! Your collection is amazing! I have a nice stash of nudes, greens and blues but I'm missing so many wonderful hues! Thanks for the lemmings! xx jeanie

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  16. @luv2smilexo, I love corals too I should do a corals post soon! :)

    @makeup merriment, Thanks!:) There are so many pretty colors available, and just when I think I couldn't possibly need any more polish I see a new shade I can't resist! xx :)

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  17. Your photography skill is amazing! Love the sand & sea theme you've created. You've just renewed my love for Chanel trapeze. It has been sitting in the bottom of my drawer for quite a while now since I've been enjoying mimosa and morning rose at the moment. I think I will use trapeze when I redo my nails this weekend.

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  18. Hi Paige, Thank you!! :) Mimosa & Morning Rose are so pretty. I should probably get Mimosa before it's out of stock! I've had Trapeze for a long time and ought to use it more often :)

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  19. I think this is the prettiest nail post I have ever laid my eyes on! Awesome post! Love love love!! <3 <3 <3

    http://mynewestaddiction.blogspot.com

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  20. Hi Me, my best and I, Lily Beige is a great shade - definitely a favorite :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  21. I'm not a massive nail person but your swatches make me want EVERY single nail polish you showed us! So good and such a pretty display. X

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  22. Hi Mercedes, Thank you! :) I wasn't so into nails myself until about a year ago, but now I would say I probably have WAY too much polish! :)

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  23. FABULOUS post!!! Thank you so much! :D

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    1. Thank you! Had fun doing this post :)

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  24. this was just beautiful! one of your nail polish wheel made me stumble upon your blog and i never left!

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  25. Thanks very much!! It was fun putting together this series of posts :)

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