Nail color is such an inexpensive fashion “accessory” but doesn’t it sometimes feel like a manicure or pedicure is a luxury we can’t afford? After all, who has time to sit and wait for nail polish to dry? Well, lately, I’ve been trying to make time to give my hard-working hands and feet some love. I’ve also found some fun new nail colors along the way. If you’re too busy to give your nails a little T.L.C., consider the following:
- Do it while watching a movie with your kids. Bonus: when they for popcorn/drinks/a blanket, show them your glossy nails and shrug.
- Use it as an incentive to sit still and meditate. Bonus: if you take the recommended two hours for your nails to dry, you can call yourself a meditation guru by the end of the mani/pedi.
- Switch your usual lunch for a smoothie and manicure, and feel good inside and out. Bonus: match your smoothie to your manicure!
A couple of times a year, I swap out my yoga time with a spa pedicure. Honestly, I leave the salon feeling just as relaxed as I do after yoga.
Why Caring For Your Hands And Feet Matters
Our hands and feet are perhaps the most used, and most ignored parts of our body. Hands are the first to show signs of aging (due to a thin layer of skin with little fat to support it). Neglected feet can end up with corns or bunions. Yuk! So next time you have a little time for self-care, give your hands and feet some well-deserved attention. Whether you have your nails done or do it yourself, here are some nail colors to inspire you…
Nail Colors For Summer 2019
For a softer, shimmer version that is 10-free (free of the top ten toxins commonly found in nail polish), try Zoya’s Tessa.
Turquoise is a summer jewelry trend, but if you’re not ready to buy a turquoise bracelet or pendant, consider this tropical color for your nails. You could try O.P.I.’s new Music Is My Muse or Zoya’s Oceane. Mine is O.P.I.’s Can’t Find My Czechbook.
3. Hot Pink
When I picked out this O.P.I. Madam President, there were at least a dozen other gorgeous hot pink nail colors. Whichever one you choose, you can’t go wrong with bright pink for summer.
Other Trends In Nail Color
If you love glitter but hate having to scrub your nails to take the polish off, Butter London has a new peel-off glitter nail color. I have yet to try it, but I love that they come in mini sizes as I rarely finish an entire bottle of nail color before it dries out.
Essie has neon colors in a demi-matte finish. These colors are limited edition so if you love them, buy them now.
Some of the other popular colors for this year include neon green, metals (bronze and copper) and new neutrals (grays and taupes).
If you are struggling to choose just one color, then channel your inner pre-teen and choose one color for each nail.
Are you ready to brighten up your day with a little color?
If you haven’t already read The Snakeskin Print Dress, take a peek here. Any of these bright nail colors would look amazing with a neutral snakeskin print. Let me know in the comments below, which one is your favorite.