Welcome to Polish Cure! A space dedicated to the pursuit of the perfect polish. I earmark magazine pages with manicures that make my heart pitter patter and will ship my cash abroad to find my most wanted shades. Share your polish stories with me and check out what I'm obsessing over.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
However, just like the wise boys of the Temptations, I ain't too proud to beg or admit when I'm presented with a style conundrum that's got me second-guessing my instincts. Here's where Oprah comes in. See, the big 'O' is running a contest right now for some poor sap who thinks they are really interesting, to win their own show (for the record, anyone entering this contest probably thinks they are far more intriguing than they really are - here's looking at me).
So, come Friday evening Julie and I are loading up the car and heading to Dallas so I can shake my tail feathers for these Hollywood media types and hopefully get a call back for an on-camera audition on Sunday. Now here's the part that I'm struggling with: what color should the tips and toes be for this outing?
My initial instinct was to hit these people with my personality and rock that Essie "Turquoise & Caicos*" shade I picked up and discussed in my last post. Howevs, one must consider a little something called "on-air appearance." I already know I need to stay away from logos or crazy patterns on my clothes and of course, rock some flattering underthings so as to appear trimmer than I truly am, but what about the nails? Go with the turquoise Shelley-style shade or play it safe and go with the ultra-flattering, always chic, classic red**?
I think I know my answer, I mean, when courting the 'O' - a bit of an unconventional gal herself, who espouses being your "authentic self" - I think it's pretty obvious. Still, would love your feedback :) and of course, I'll take some snaps when I go in to get gussied up.
Wish me luck!
*Pic 1: "Turquoise and Caicos," is from Essie's 2010 Resort Collection (a few other kick ass shades in that collection btw). Bottom of the polish bottle says "Turquoise & Caicos" though the web site names it "Turks & Caicos." Also, pic credit goes to a fellow girl in pursuit of awesomeness at http://www.brooklynblonde.com/ - can we talk about how amazing her kitty cat ring is?! Me-ow!
**Pic 2: a standard, OPI's "Big Apple Red"
Thursday, June 3, 2010
A new gal pal, Torrey, happened to mention she was going in for a pedi and of course I inquired as to her polish game plan. Well, wouldn't you know, she was kind enough to indulge me with a before and after snap of her Summer polish switcheroo. While I love that old color, I gotta say choice well made sister.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
I’ve always loved a good manicure and pedicure, but recently I’ve become OBSESSED! Obsessed with knowing what the latest trends are, finding that perfect shade to match the ad I found in a magazine (and willing to ship money overseas for it!) and the ultimate quest of finding the best salon in town.
So with my new love of all things polish, I took my “looking for the latest trends” eye to the Sex and the City 2 movie this past weekend with my roomie (and blog host) Shelley. And let me just tell you, I was rewarded with an eyeful! Within in the first 15 minutes, I was leaning over and saying “Did you see Samantha’s nails?” From her red and gold reverse French manicure, to the mirror-like metallic finish, to the turquoise jewels bedazzled to her nails, I have to say, Samantha’s nails stole the show for me. And if I had to choose my favorite, I think I would go with the red and gold reverse French manicure. Now all I need is a reason to wear a crazy, over the top manicure!
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
*With this being my first post I realize one huge faux pas I made while getting this particular mani-pedi - I didn't get the polish brand. Yikes. What a rookie. I'll do better next time, I promise.