A Passion for Polish

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We are back from our trip and it was wonderful. I haven’t yet had the chance to go through my photos though, so I have nothing beach-worthy to share. In the meantime though, I thought I’d blather on about something near and dear to my heart…nail polish. I can’t tell you how grateful I am that Eric is understanding about the necessity of regular mani/pedis. And I take my manicures very seriously. Before Eric and I got engaged, I had a weekly ritual for my nails because I did them myself. Every Sunday night I would pick out a new color and give myself a manicure and pedicure. So every Monday morning I showed up at work with a fresh new color. I loved that. It was my little way of pampering myself when I couldn’t really afford to go and have it done. And I really enjoyed it. The best part of course was picking out a new color.

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I am a big fan of OPI, but I was also relatively recently turned on to Essie by a co-worker who showed up in a fabulous blood-red color. Last summer I even splurged on some new Essie colors for myself. But, I am at heart an OPI girl. And I always enjoy choosing a new color, especially as the seasons change and I can pull out my summer colors or my fall colors, etc. Even now that I have my nails done, I still bring my own polish with me. I just don’t get a fresh manicure every week anymore!

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Sorry for the blurry photo – the acrylic fumes must have gotten to me!

I had to laugh a few weeks ago when I realized my polish matched the book I was reading – perfect summer colors!!

And recently I made my very first Chanel purchase.

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Love how it came wrapped like a little present! A present to muh-self!!

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The color I went with was Cosmic Violine, after seeing it on this wonderful blog, All Laquered Up. I decided to take the plunge with this star of Chanel’s Celestial Lights collection. It’s a coppery brown and even though it’s more of a fall/winter color. I totally rocked it on my toes this summer.

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And of course you saw my vacation manicure a couple of posts ago, with my OPI La Paz-itively Hot. That hot pink was the perfect thing for South Beach. I think I may go with a brighter neon for my toes next time around (that’s about the most I can get away with at el trabajo. And of course, I was inspired by Cupcakes and Cashmere‘s latest post. So, maybe I’ll find a great bright for my little toes.

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