Hello, lovely Posse folks! I hope that everyone who celebrates it has had a happy Easter, or if not, a beautiful, peaceful Sunday and Monday, welcoming April. Another reason to be happy: Winter is pretty much done (for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, fingers crossed), and it’s looking like high time to give your fingertips some springtime love. A pretty shade by Zoya called Julie was just the ticket for me again this year.
A pretty, elegant lavender/lilac with a wee bit of sparkle looks great on long or short nails, even my notoriously unkempt digits. In fact, I found myself wishing I could dip an Easter egg into it and admire its gorgeousness on a larger scale than simply fingertips.
But although I’m loving this on my fingers, I’m thinking not so much on my tootsies. I don’t know about you, but shy, retiring, wallflower-ish hues need not apply. I’ve gotta have some punch-impact-pow on my toes, because I have to get a pedicure (bad back won’t allow me the luxury of DIY). And if I’m spending the $$$ on a nail technician, I want to get decent bang for my buck.
If I had good friends who lived closer, I’d consider arranging a polish party so we could do each other’s hands and feet. Wouldn’t that be fun? But although several nice friends and co-workers live nearby, I wouldn’t feel comfortable suggesting or doing this with them. I think maybe it needs to be with true-blue friends you’ve known for a good while, who’ve seen you at your best and worst, and won’t get freaked out by doing a pedicure on your toes. And heaven knows, I have some funky-doodle toes, ha! Does anyone else feel like that or am I just being squeamish?
I’ve also been poking around various nail polish sites and as always, I’m drawn to the Zoya line. They have such great neutrals and some mighty fine showstopping colors, and everything else in between. Zoya has its new spring 2018 Thrive line with several pretty, Easter-happy colors — can’t wait to try Leisel and Darby. Also, I really like the Essie line (currently admiring their Blue-tiful Horizon polish), and OPI too. Especially OPI’s Web site tool that allows you to customize a set of nails to your specs to see how the color might actually look on you, before you buy it.
So what about you? How are you putting spring at your fingertips? Do you coordinate your fingertips and toes? Any great shades you’re already rocking or planning to wear soon?