Friday, June 6, 2014

Friday Five: My Favorite Summer Polishes for Toes


1. Essie Madison Ave-Hue
2. Essie Jam N'Jelly
3. Essie Sunday Funday
4. Essie Cajun Shrimp
5. Zoya America

Nail polish is hard to really see online, isn't it? Sometimes I see a color I like in stores and impulse buy immediately, but more often I write the name down in the notes, check my polishes at home to make sure I'm not too closely duplicating, and then order it online.

I order polish from MBeautyLounge if I have three or more that I want at a time. Even with shipping my orders are are typically $4-5 cheaper than if I bought the polishes in the store. I'm currently waiting on three OPIs: I Don't Give a Rotterdam, Cha-Ching Cherry, and Significant Other-Color. They always arrive very quickly. I'm not shilling for MBeautyLounge, I just really like the selection on the site and the quick shipping.

Hook a sister up - what are your favorite polishes to use in the summer, fingers or toes?

A photo of my dogs. In sunglasses. Because it's summer and because they support Jenn's Vision. Have you liked her Facebook page yet?
How did we get from nail polish to dogs to D-Day? This is not Thursday Thoughts. Oh well, it's my blog and I do what I want.

Today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day. The WWII vets are in the upper 80s-90s. I feel sad when I think that this generation of people with such courage and so many stories are not long for this world. The stories! The loss of people who can tell it first hand upsets me the most. Can you imagine storming the beaches at Normandy? D-Day changed the face of the world forever. Churchill said it the best - "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." And as Eisenhower wrote in his letter to the troops: "The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you." And the troops delivered. Thank you doesn't come close to being adequate. 
Via
Stay gold, Pony Boy.

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32 comments:

  1. I just painted my toes a bright pink shade! Something about summer puts me in the mood. Your dogs look chill.

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  2. I painted my toes in Zoya Odette and I really like it. I also like sinful colors in nirvana. I tend to go for purples and browns though.

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  3. the best polish i've used this season on my feet is OPI strawberry margarita. i've never gotten so many compliments on my nail color (actually, i've never gotten any compliments ever) so this was a first and it happened more than once so it MUST be a great color (it is!)

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  4. I like the really really cheap stuff like NYC ( i think it's 99 cents) or stuff at walmart. I am loving neon (shocker!) but i would love to try Essie Jam N'Jelly!

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  5. #2 and #3 look like my kind of colors! I like bright colors for toes! Right now I'm wearing Essie "too taboo" which is part of their summer neon collection!

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  6. Cajun Shrimp and Sunday Funday are two of my all time favs!

    Happy Friday! :-D

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  7. I like to alternate between pink and orange polishes in the summer, every once and a while I throw a blue or purple in too.

    Have a great weekend!

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  8. They are so hard to see online, but I feel like even in the store I'm sometimes mislead how it will look on my nails. Fav summer color is ColorClub Jackie Oh! and Poptastic.

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  9. I'm not good at painting my nails on my own - I go all over the place and am very well aware. I'm on the same boat as you - I feel sad to know their stories will be lost too and re-telling doesn't do it justice as hearing it from the person themselves. I hope their sacrifice doesn't go unnoticed once their generation is gone - I hope we continue to appreciate their courage beyond their era, beyond their time. Great change of topic though, very fascinating Stephanie - Happy Friday, Iva

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  10. That Churchill quote gets me every time! Sniff.

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  11. I have Sunday Funday on my nails right now and I have been eyeing the OPI Cajun Shrimp for months. I have some birthday money...might be a good way to spend it!

    Whenever I hear of a WWII vet or Holocaust survivor passing away, it makes me said for the living history that dies with it. We need their stories.

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  12. Amen to the D-Day comment. I love how you always mention big events like this, Steph. I feel like our generation (myself, at times included) can be out of touch sometimes. On a lighter note, OPI is my fave brand! I love Essie's shades, but they always chip too soon for me. Happy Friday!

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  13. I love how you mix it up Steph, nail polish to dogs in sunglasses to World/American history :) You a true Renaissance blogger ;) I love the names of nail polishes, I always get a kick out of them. I use Priti NYC brand nail polish, it contains less chemicals than traditional polishes. Usually, I go for reds but I'm really liking a teal one I have.

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  14. I love that Cajun Shrimp color! Perfect for summer nails!

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  15. I pretty much pick the exact same color every time. I have met few colors I don't like, so I just pick something and go. I don't get people who agonize over toenail polish at the salon. JUST PICK.

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  16. I am late to this party today. Cooking and making and baking for our little get together tonight to celebrate 31 yrs of Stephen. I have to say this Ulta pink polish I have on my toes, Sweetheart Pink, has great staying power and it was on sale for $2!!! I do have a coat of glitter polish on top, too.
    I am torn about D-day because our boys were drafted into the Viet Nam war and the vets from that war were treated badly. War is war and they are all horrible. And there should be no more war!!!
    Love the boys and Mae in their sunglasses. If you get a picture of Mae in their patriotic sunglasses, it would make a nice picstitch for July 4th. A gorgeous day outside. Carpe diem and see you later, alligator, for some poolside dining. Love your MOMMA

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  17. Favourite nail polish - China Glaze - Flip Flop Fantasy. I always get compliments for it. It's realllly bright!! and I love it!

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  18. I've been on a blue kick so I am loving Essie Turquoise & Caicos and when I feel like pink my new fave is OPI Kiss Me I'm Brazilian. Every time I think about what really happened on D-Day I am so sad and so grateful at the same time! Thanks for posting this:)

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  19. I've been thinking I needed to get an orangey-pink... and a pastel-y pink/beige... hmm, maybe I should order online!

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  20. Dogs in sunglasses just kill me! I went to Normandy in 2010 when I studied abroad, it's an AMAZING place to visit - so much history. My great uncle, who my dad is named after, died on D-Day, it was so cool to get to share the photos with my dad.

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  21. I have a bright pink color on my hands today and I immediately feel like Summer! Love those recs definitely saving for future use. Thanks for linking up!!!!

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  22. Essie Castaway. It was good enough that I actually wrote it down. That's impressive.

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  23. OPI's Cajun Shrimp is one of my faves! It's what everyone wore on their toes for my wedding!

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  24. Cajun Shrimp is one of my all time favorites!! Been wearing it for years!! I also bought a new pink color from Essie that I LOVE...I forgot the name...when I get home I will let you know the name. It's a great one.

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  25. I have cha ching cherry and I LOVE it. People are always like OMG what color is that?!?!? I think I used to have one close to Cajun Shrimp but I busted the bottle moving. I need to replace that so thanks for reminding me! I forget what color I am wearing right now, but it is one of my go to colors for summer. I will have to check and get back to you.

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  26. I can't even imagine what those soldiers went through. To come onto a beach with a hail of gunfire, knowing there was a good chance they'd die? I just can't even...

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  27. DAMN YOU for alerting me to a new place to buy nail polish. I hate you (and love you at the same time)! I love "Bikini" by Sinful Colors... it's the PERFECT bright, fun, fuchsia!

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  28. Oh god Im obsessed with polish! Love the OPI colour!!

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  29. Oooooooh Number Five is Alive!!

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  30. Steph, totally unrelated but I want you to know that I bought a coffee mug today. I've always felt like things had to be all matchy matchy, but your mug collection has inspired me! I'll IG a picture tomorrow morning while I'm having my coffee :)

    As for polish, I've always loved Essie's Meet Me At Sunset.

    The pups look adorable!

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