Wednesday, July 21, 2010

9 Nail Polishes You Need to Branch Out and Wear Right Now

I'm relatively conservative in the way I dress and do my makeup. My day job is in corporate accounting in a relatively conservative setting.

But..... I absolutely love expressing myself through my nail polish! Why not? It's nothing permanent or in-your-face, like a visible tatoo or pink hair might be. Wearing trendy colors on your fingers is a great way to add a little pizazz by staying current but yet still presentable.

My boss has never said a word about my choice of expression- I've gotten a few raised eyebrows at some of my choices, but since I don't deal directly with the public on a daily basis, it's never been an issue.

I've put together a list of some of my favorite shades right now- a great place to start if you haven't worn trendy colors before.

1. China Glaze Midnight Mission (from Vintage Vixen collection)

2. China Glaze Emerald Fitzgerald (from Vintage Vixen collection)

3. Sephora by OPI Midnight Mambo ( online exclusive)

4. China Glaze Swing Baby (from Vintage Vixen collection)

5. Sally Hansen Sea and Be Seen (Spring 2010 collection)

6. Essie Lapis of Luxury (from Resort collection)

7. Sephora by OPI Metro Chic (from core line)

8. Sephora by OPI Leaf Him at the Altar (from Modern Flowers collection)

9. Any of the blues/greens from Sephora by OPI Havana Nights collection (one at at time, please!)

left to right
Havana Dreams (3 coats)
Caribbean Cocktail (3 coats)
Teal We Meet Again (2 coats)
Read My Palm (2 coats)

I'd love to hear from Sasha Says readers... what colors are you wearing these days? Have you tried any of these colors? Are you able to wear colors like this in your office?

Remember I always post my manis on my nail blog- Manicure Mommas. I'd love to have you visit there as well!


Anonymous said...

I love love love all of those colors. Now if I could only get myself to stop biting my nails so I could paint them and have them look half as good as yours...

Erin said...

Ditto to this whole post! My work is tame corporate casual, but I love to do colorful nail polish. My favorites are purples...the darker the better! But since it's so hot, I've been wearing lots of bright pinks and coral red.

Blue, mint green, neons, sparkles, name it, I've worn it. (Except yellow = not a fan.) I'm pretty quiet and calm at work, but my nails can say something else. It's a fun way to add some personality!

Polish on! Erin

Kids, Canines, and Chaos said...

I'm totally LOVING Sally Hanson Kook-a-Mango. It's BRIGHT orange!

sprinkles said...

I tried Teal We Meet Again @ Sephora and loved it. Such a pretty color! But then I saw Emerald Fitzgerald and now that's my new fave! Wish I could buy some.

Lately I've been going for the natural look. I don't usually polish my fingernails just because I'm lazy when it comes to changing it once the polish chips but I almost always, always have polish on my toenails! Not sure what color I'll use on them next.