Polished Looks

I never used to be a nail polish girl. But then I started painting my nails a couple of summers ago and feel naked without some color!!!
Sporty Sister and I have a ton of nail polishes between the two of us. I always try to “branch out” and experiment with different colors or styles of nail polish. But, without fail, I end up using the same colors over and over again!!! (I love the way pastel colors look on nails… but I hate how “goopy” the texture of the liquid is! Pastel colors always take forever to dry, I end up smudging it after thirty minutes, AND I think the colors peel off too soon.)
Pinks and reds tend to be my go-to! Girly and practical. (If you can call nail polish practical…)
I’m not too big of a brand nail polish person. As in, I use all kinds of brands. I generally end up using OPI, Essie, or Julep though since they’re the most available and I know I’ll like the quality. 
My favorites right now are:
Essie Plaza Sweet
What are your “can’t live without” nail colors?
PS How often do you paint your nails?

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These shades of nail polish are absolutely gorgeous! The Essie colors are definitely my favorite – they are so bright and beautiful!


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I'm with you — almost feel naked without color on my nails!

Current favorites:
Haute as Hello (Essie)
Tart Deco (Essie)
Samoan Sand (OPI)
French Affair (Essie)
To Buy or Not to Buy (Essie)

All-time favorites:
Cajun Shrimp (OPI)
Mademoiselle (Essie)
Pink-a-boo (Essie)
Pinking of You (OPI)


I usually paint my nails about once a week when I'm keeping polish on them. My all time favorites are OPI Big Apple Red and A Oui Bit of Red; one of my summer favorites this year has been Hot 'n' Spicy 🙂

South Carolina Belle

Elephantastic Pink is my all time favorite color! The ones I have been loving this summer are:
Essie Marshmellow
Essie Tart Deco
Butter London Trout Pout
Essie Status Symbol
OPI Modern Girl
Essie Hi Maintenance
Essie Chubby Cheeks


I paint my nails once every two weeks and I can't live without Pink-ing About You by OPI and Primose Hill Picnic by Butter London


I don't paint my nails that often because I am clumsy and it chips so quickly, but I have been loving China Glaze's Re-Fresh Mint lately! Such a wonderful summer color 🙂


I've been really into painting my nails lately! One of my favorite basics is Tea and Crumpets, which is a great neutral brown, and the name of my blog! Perfection!


I don't have specific "Can't live without" nail colors, but what I truly love is nail art. This month I did American flags for Independence day and French flags for Bastille day!

By the way, you're fabulous blog inspired me to make one of my own!

Classic Loving

My nails are almost always painted and during the school year, I paint them every 3 days to release stress. My go-to brand is Zoya- I hate it that I'm a "brand person" but I just love Zoya too much 🙂 I like Zoya Maya or Zoya Wednesday! Or any colour from Zoya (Riley, Rihana, etc. etc.)

Devon Shea

We seriously must be having the same brain waves post-wise between this and Moonrise Kingdom, but I'm absolutely LOVING dark colors for the fall. I just did a post about it, I would love it if you checked it out! I prefer darker polishes, but I have to say I'm loving those Juleps!!!

– Devon


I've been wearing OPI's Cajun Shrimp on my toes for years and years and like Essie's Ballet Slippers on my fingernails.
This summer I tried to step out of my box and bought Essie's Geranium and A Splash of Grenadine (on my toes now). I like it!

Julia D.

I actually don't paint my nails…yet. I really like the idea of colour on my nails, but I feel like no one polish will match with everything I wear for the duration of the time it stays. That has always stopped me from wearing it, and the time factor of having to do/redo it. Maybe I'll have to give it another try.