I’m obsessed with the book How to Look Expensive by Andrea Pomerantz Lustig, a former beauty editor at Glamour magazine… this book has been my go-to manual lately for elevating my look with sophistication (or, at least, attempting to).
The book was a Christmas gift from my friend Rikki, who kept hearing me talk about how I wanted to check it out at the local library, LOL! 🙂 Thanks, Rikki. <3
(Pretty Rikki is a TV reporter!)
Because I’ve been reading this book and wanting to “look expensive,” that means my hands will sport only “classy”-type nail polish shades– more natural colors than the hot pinks and tangerines I love. Those bright shades are relegated to only my toes for now!
Here are two shades I just did my mani/pedi with: Ulta’s “Baby Doll” and Revlon Colorstay “Seashell” (025).
I’ve been wanting pale shades for my hands, and more peach-y shades for my toes… hence these two colors.
The Ulta “Baby Doll” was a Christmas gift from my friend Michelle, who does mani/pedi’s with me on Sunday evenings when we’re visiting at her place.
Michelle is pretty, trust her style judgment 😉
This is what Ulta’s “Baby Doll” polish looks like with two coats, on top of a base coat and under a top coat:
I like the final result, although it’s a little lighter than I was visualizing. The first coat was pretty and sheer, but showed the lines (wish I had snapped a pic to show you) and didn’t look even. It took two color coats before it was one uniform shade on each nail. I don’t know about you, but I feel a pale pink is super-classy! Love it! Thanks, Michelle!! 🙂
Here is the Revlon Colorstay “Seashell” with two coats, on top of a base coat and under a top coat (which incidentally were both the Revlon Colorstay base and top coat polishes which promise to make your nail colors last longer– and they really do!)… this polish was uniform even with just one coat, I did two coats because I felt one coat was too sheer for my toes:
I love how it’s the “your nails, but better” type of color. This color is super-summery, and I think it would flatter any skin tone.