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Mani/Pedi Color Combos

Let’s talk about the perks of the gig.  You know, the best part of getting a little dressed up.  Personally, one area where I find myself splurging from time to time is getting myself to the nail salon to get a quick, super relaxed manicure and pedicure.  But, with a wall full of Essie and OPI, what’s a girl to do?  Enter, my favorite color combinations for year-round fun!

One consistency that you’ll notice is that I love to stick to matching shades, typically with a brighter shade for my toes, while my hands get a muter tone that’s more appropriate for business and daily wear.  I also tend to stick to red tones when I’m thinking about year-round color.  Yes, I’ll have a navy blue or teal party on my hands from time to time, but I typically focus on those as more seasonal options, rather than as something I’d wear everyday.

Relaxing at Home (…or what I have on right now)

Fingers: Essie, Shop Till I Drop (I also love plain white polish on my hands and kind of regretted not getting it this time)
Toes: Essie, Clambake

When I’m not really getting ready for a specific event, I love to stick to matching shades, typically with a brighter (neon?) shade for my toes, while my hands get a muter tone that’s more appropriate for business and daily wear.


Girls Night

Fingers: Essie, Brides No Grooms
Toes: Essie, Haute in the Heat



Meeting the Parents

Fingers: Essie, Peach Side Babe
Toes:: OPI, Can’t aFjord Not To (from Nordic collection)


Date Night

Fingers: Essie, Shearling Darling
Toes: OPI, Chick Flick Cherry

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Day at the Office

Fingers: Essie, Fiji
Toes: Essie, Cute as a Button


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What are your favorite colors for when you’re getting your nails done?  Do you stick to red tones, or do you get a little crazy?

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  • Reply Happily TwentySomething

    I am a darker tone polish kinda girl. Even in the summer months I have to convince myself of getting something more festive. Don’t get me wrong, I love love love a good pop of color but for an every day nail color I will take a deep red or purple any day.

    July 9, 2015 at 2:14 pm
  • Reply Jamie

    Turquoise and Caicos! Total summer must 🙂

    July 9, 2015 at 2:43 pm
  • Reply sayyestohappy

    your engagement ring is gorgeous!

    July 9, 2015 at 2:45 pm
  • Reply Run Colby Run

    I’m totally into grays. But for summer, I’m digging bright blues! 🙂

    July 9, 2015 at 8:38 pm
    • Reply semisweettooth

      I love a soft grey year-round. But the bright blues are EVERYWHERE right now – great pick!! 🙂

      July 10, 2015 at 2:05 pm
  • Reply Weekly Ensembles | Semi-Sweet Tooth

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    July 10, 2015 at 1:49 pm
  • Reply Constructing Carrie

    I’ve been wearing a metallic lavender-ish color on my toes. They get lots of compliments 🙂 I never do my fingers though…that would just be a study in futility. I work with my hands too much and they’re always messed up!

    July 10, 2015 at 8:38 pm
    • Reply semisweettooth

      Haha, a little pedi as a creative outlet. Makes sense to me!

      I need to see this rowdy sounding color. It sounds like a blast!

      July 12, 2015 at 8:37 pm
  • Reply grapefruitdiaries

    Love the colors, but that ring though ???

    July 11, 2015 at 1:27 am
    • Reply semisweettooth

      Thanks! He did well – and I hadn’t given a single hint!

      July 12, 2015 at 8:28 pm

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