Monday Makeover: Mani/Pedi Combos


Sultry summer weather and wearing opened toed shoes increases the frequency of our visits to the nail salon. In an attempt to cut down on the amount of time we spend staring at a shelf lined with a thousand different polishes, we figured we would do some research. This great post from Total Beauty provides pretty options for your mani/pedi. They also suggest a few basic guidelines when making your selection:

  • Choose shades that flatter your skin tone.
  • Create contrast. Nothing looks more askew than two colors that are only slightly different — it makes your color choice look like an accident.
  • Don’t choose two super-loud colors. Painting neon shades on toes and fingers is too much.

What are your favorite colors to wear together?


Nailed It: Vinylux, please!

Trying the new Vinylux manicure!

Question of the Day: Have you tried the new formulation from CND (the brainiacs behind Shellac gel polish) called Vinylux?

The claim is the color will last one week with no chipping! It does not get cured under a light and does NOT require soaking in acetone to remove!

I was SO excited to try it! I chose “Rock Royalty” (a shade almost identical to OPI’s cult classic “Lincoln Park After Dark”) at my favorite salon, Polished, in Kennett Square (have you been? it’s the BEST)

I’ll report back next week as to the longevity of my moody mani!

Nailed It: Vinylux Rock Royalty