Thursday, October 29, 2009

Nail Neophyte

It's almost what are you afraid of? Is it ghosts and goblins? Or is it the newest trend in nail polish? LOL! With the help of Penny Contributor Nancy-the-Nail Narcissist, Penny has conquered her fear of the unknown, and is excited to share more deep, rich colors on her hands and feet this season...purples, browns, wines, reds, navy and even charcoal have all been sampled! Penny was known for only wearing pastels or neutral nails (French manicure, American manicure, etc), but in contrast, would put any color on her toes (since it was easy to conceal). But now in the spirit of beauty experimentation, Penny has plunged into the sexy, edgy land of dark polish. Penny is currently sporting a manicure by called "Sole Mate" by Essie (shown here)...this rich dark purple, could appear wine with brownish undertones as well. (Read the whole story)
Although Penny's trials began with OPI's "Can You Tapas This" (shown here) on my toes, and was supposed to be repeated on my hands...Penny stumbled upon the Essie color in Target of all places, and decided to try it.  Color, is of course, a personal preference, but Penny encourages you to step out of your comfort zone and try something new this fall/winter season.

Penny prefers dark colors on nails that are shorter, square in shape, and neat. Longer nails with dark colors tend to be a little more noticeable, and not always work environment appropriate. Don't get me wrong, nail lengths and colors are a personal preference, and look great in a variety of ways. But there are some things about a woman's appearance that people automatically take notice of. You would be surprised to know how many people you encounter on a daily basis take notice of hands and well-manicured nails. It's something to keep in mind when thinking about nail polish experimentation. Ask your manicurist to do one nail to see if you like the color before you get something done that you're not comfortable with. Or do like Penny and get ideas from blogs like: All Lacquered Up and the Polish Addict which provide great swatches. There are so many fun looks out there, and with the holidays around the corner, it is always nice to kick things up a notch!

Be blessed. Be beautiful.
Penny-the-Polish Princess

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