Thursday, July 14, 2011

Vacation Manicure... what's a girl to do?!

I am going on vacation soon, but I can't decide what to wear on my nails for a week! I wanted something bright and fun and summery-- as well as a color that will work with all the clothes I'll be taking. I was thinking of going for a pink-leaning coral as something that would fit the bill. So I shopped around my stash (and maybe bought a couple of new polishes) to try and find something I liked. And I came up with several possibilities-- but now to make a decision! Here are some of my options (sorry this picture is so terrible):

From left to right: OPI Too Hot Pink To Hold 'Em, OPI Guy Meets Gal-veston, Urban Outfitters Cocktail, and Sally Hansen Coral Fever.

Here they are on the nail (the order is reversed on my hand): 

I used two coats of Coral Fever, three coats of Cocktail, and four coats each of Guy Meets Gal-veston and Too Hot Pink To Hold 'Em.

Coral Fever is a pink-leaning melon coral. I saw this over on All Lacquered Up and it looked a lot more pink-- so much so that I have to wonder if I got a mislabeled bottle. However, I still really like the color and definitely this is as a pedicure color in the future. Cocktail is very pink and very bright. It definitely falls in the coral family, though the pink dominates. This was a little patchy and streaky, even with three coats. With better application, could probably apply just fine in two or three coats. Guy Meets Gal-veston is another member of the coral family, though this is a more reddish pink-- I've heard it referred to as berry coral. This is a "sorbet", so it's very sheer and requires a lot of coats (four) to get rid of most of the visible nail line. Too Hot Pink To Hold 'Em is a very deep hot pink color and is another sorbet like GMG, requiring at least four coats to make it mostly opaque.

I think I like Guy Meets Gal-veston the best (and that was also the one my hubby picked out when I asked his opinion), though they are all pretty. Personally, I actually kind like the gradient manicure, but I don't think I really want to wear that for a week.

Any votes for a particular color?

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