"There's only one thing worse than chipped toenail polish, and that is NO toenail polish!!"
These words of wisdom are oft repeated by a very good friend at this time of year... striking fear into the hearts of those of us who, at their peril, do not heed her advice and may well be called upon to account for the offending nakedness of their toenails in a social setting... !
We all have our own preferences. Some ladies are faithful to one colour all summer long, something classic like coral pink, or a sparkly Christmassy crimson. Some rotate between a select few "fashionable" colours, chosen to co-ordinate with their summer wardrobes. One of us is very very fickle and changes colours once a week. All summer long her toenails will stand testament to many and varied fleeting love affairs with a whole rainbow of crazy colours.
Ahem, that last one would be me. I'm such a nail polish tart ;)
I absolutely adore this new colour! My Mum bought this one in Melbourne during our recent trip away. Gorgeous, no? It is not white, or pink, not even pale pink, not grey or even beige, but a sort of combination of all of the above. A non-colour really. Like the colour of nothing.
And so perfect for my mood at the mo'. The pre-Christmas period is the craziest, most hectic time of the year, and painting ten little spots of a peaceful and quiet non-colour on the toenails is like ten tiny pearly pools of zen calm in my life right now.
Cassie and I bought different colours, and now I am kicking myself I did not get this one too at the same time, since I have fallen in love with it. Drats. It was much admired by my friends this morning too.
If I cannot find this polish locally I will have to invite Mum up, avec nail polish, for another stay!
So, let's talk colour... what is your hue of choice for the summer tootsies...? and do you play favourites; or like me, are you a woman of whimsy?
Nail varnish: Buttercream, by Kester Black
Sandals; Misano, from Marie-Claire
Disclosure, in case you are wondering: this is not an endorsement, and this was not a freebie; we saw and purchased our nail polishes at a craft fair, of all places! and paid full price.