Monday, March 21, 2011

Color Me Happy

Last week I mentioned that it was very spring-like in Colorado, and that beautiful weather put me in the mood for some bright colors in my life!

Spring for the day in Colorado

Chelsea, over at A Colorado Cupcake, posted a blog that inspired me to find the perfect polish, so I went on a search for some colorful nail polish that would be perfect for Spring. If the nice weather is not here to stay, at least I can force some cheer out of the day by having brightly colored nails. Yeah! Let me tell you. Choosing the perfect color was not easy. I can be incredibly indecisive, so I walked back and forth in front of all the colors for what felt like a half hour. Ouch. Hard work pays off though! Just remember that.

testing, testing

After testing quite a few colors on my finger nails, I settled on a couple of fun colors from the Essie collection. I did not buy the greens or blues (this time), but I might go back and get 'Coat Azure' sometime later, because it came in a very close third after this polish search. The 'Mint Candy Apple' came in fourth place. If only I had endless dollars to spend on polish. I might have bought them all. After testing and trying and contemplating, I bought bottles of 'Lilacism' and 'Tart Deco'. Just so you know, Lilacism really does "whisper springtime". I heard it. Go get some if you want to hear springtime whispers too! It just might brighten your day. I know it does mine.

Pretty Polishes

I still have nails that look like the ones below, because it's been hard to choose which color to paint all of my nails. Maybe I'll just leave them looking like an experiment gone wrong. Who knows? Not really. Hopefully I'll get to painting them one color soon.

hard to choose just one

Do you have any springtime favorites when it comes to makeup or polish?

12 comments:

  1. haha Ash you crack me up with all your 'testing' nail polish colors- partly because I DO THE SAME THING ;) glad to know i'm not the only one! i think my fav spring color is either Essie "Ballet Slippers" or OPI "Sweetheart" their both neutral but have a light pink added to it! crisp and clean :) have a great monday!

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  2. I like the Lilacaism! I like pastel nail colors for spring but I tend to paint my toes more than my fingers.

    You know, I have a ton of makeup favorites for spring and summer so this comment could go on for days lol. I refuse to torture you in that way lol!

    Happy Monday :)

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  3. haha, fun! Unfortunately I pick my nails too much (I know, gross! I'm trying to quit), so I look silly with polish. I really like that pink-ish coral color, though.

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  4. yaaay! I love the tart deco! good picks :)

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  5. i am in love with bright yellow polish at the moment :)

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  6. I love Lilacism! One of my favorites for spring :)

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  7. I just put on a pretty light aqua color - perfect for spring :) there are pictures from my Sunday post. I love it! I am soo indecisive too.. but the good news is.. it comes off pretty easily if you decide you don't like it!

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  8. Definitely go with the tart deco - it's whispering spring straight through that picture!! :)

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  9. Pretty pretty colors for Spring! I love Essie nail polish. Great choices!

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  10. Done Out In Deco by OPI is my FAAAVE spring color!! You should go check it out, it is THE prettiest lavendar color. It picks me up RIGHT away!

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  11. I have that EXACT lavender nail polish! It's my favorite. I'm wearing it now. Although I'm supposed to look at the nail polish, I couldn't stop looking at your ring. It's my dream ring. Really (:

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  12. Yes! Just blogged about Lilacism myself...I heard it whisper too :) My sister and I take ages at salons, we were actually scolded once for taking too long...but we always love what we choose, so I don't see the problem? :)

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