Friday, March 02, 2007

And we have a winner!

Okay, I had reviewed all comments on the nail polish issue and have made my decision.



Arguments were made that the neutral look was classic and would not end up looking dated in 15 years, like a teal taffeta pouf skirt, that a neutral tone was more appropriate for a wedding, and that a light shade of pink would mesh seamlessly with the chocolate brown of the bridesmaid dress.



There were also a few who suggested a deeper shade of pink (excellent suggestion, I'm thinking maybe Essie Fiji?) Those who suggested a french manicure (normally, I love all things Gallic, but I must admit my deep burning hatred for the French manicure.) There was also one person who wanted to know if I had asked the bride (I did.)



However, on the Go Vamp! side, commenters told me to do what I wanted, that this was chic and stylish. There were also alternatives suggested, like a brown shade to match the gown. Plus, the bride did tell me to do what I wanted...



However, the vast majority of the votes were for the neutral/pinky tone. And while I fully believe in protection from tyranny of the majority (can I get a shout-out for James Madison?) I think neutral is the way to go.




Right now, I'm leaning towards Lippman's Sarah Smile...but feel free to post your favorite Essie or OPI pinky pale shade here!



Thanks for all the advice...and if anyone knows of a great nail salon in Austin, I'm all ears!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Are you looking for a nice place like a day spa or just a clean little place that will do a nice job? Where is Austin will you be?

Aziz is a nice day spa downtown and they do a beautiful job, but they aren't the cheapest place.
http://www.azizsalon.com/

If you have the time and the money, there is the world famous Lake Austin Spa and you can go out there for a la cart treatements or even better a half day package. :)

In my experience most salons are clean, some just do a much better job than others. The Ulta salons are a little pricier than your average salon but they are guaranteed to be spotless and they do a fantansic job.

If you post answers (in the comments) to the questions above, I'll try to reccomend exactly what you want and anything else you are looking for in Austin, but I don't want to publicly post my email address (I too work for the government) and I also grew up in DC.

Parisjasmal said...

I love love love Deborah Lippman.
Another light pink I am loving these days is OPI's Rose Petals. Light, fresh, and springish.

Have a wonderful manicure!

xo

caphillbarbie said...

Ooh! Hello fellow govt worker bee! In Austin, I'm really just looking for somewhere that is downtown/near SoCo, where I don't need an appointment, where I won't get a disease and that will do a good job for not a lot of money...

I'm very excited to see Austin and to see my friend get married though!

Anonymous said...

I have been using essie it's in the bag. For me it is the right combo of pale pink and almost nude color.

Anonymous said...

Essie Mademoiselle is a nice neutral pink shade.

Anonymous said...

Essie Sugar Daddy is good, but I especially like Essie Gladioli. Weird name, good color.

Anonymous said...

Hmm, most of the downtown salons tend to be pricey and need appointments, I still recommend Aziz for that. Not really sure what salons are available on SoCo more restaurants and funky boutiques. This is a place the Chronicle rec's in their Best of Austin edition: UT Nails, 3909 N. 35, which is very affordable but not so much "downtown" Here's the website with the review: http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Awards/BestOfAustin?BOACategory=Services&Year=2006&Poll=Readers. Also Barton Creek Mall (which is South but not downtown either) has a great salon that only charges $15 for mani. Hope this helps--Worker Bee

Anonymous said...

OPI's "Italian Love Affair". Who doesn't adore a fling with a fabulous Roman? Ciao bella!

Corey said...

OPI's Silk Negigee, Honemoon Suite - pretty much any shade in their bridal collection is good!

Anonymous said...

I recommend OPI's Honeymoon Sweet. I actually wore it on my wedding day and it photographed very well, just looked soft and natural. I prefer colors that don't pop out in the wedding pics, just blends in a pretty way, to stay classic.

Tara said...

OPI's "Passion" is a very pale beige with a pink tint. It's almost see-through, but a life-saver if you know you're coming up on a time where you won't be able to run to a nail salon reliably. I also love OPI's "Aphrodite's Pink Nightie" if you can find it. Pale baby pink with one of the best names ever.

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