Sunday, May 22, 2011

Summer Shades: Hi Maintenance

It's no secret that I like to paint my nails. I often participate in the Manicure Monday tweet, have different colors on my toes throughout the week and have as many shades of pink as your local salon. My "new" summer favorite color is Essie's "Hi Maintenance". It is a pale pink that will match even your wildest of summer get-ups. It is neutral enough to be worn with other shades of pink and even red and orange. I currently have two coats on my toes with a high gloss top coat and it looks quite professional if I do say so myself! 

I love painting my nails especially in the summer when you can show off your pedicured piggies with fabulous sandals! This color can really be very versatile for all ages too. It's not too racy for a beginner and not too kiddish for Moms. I'm a big fan of Essie's "Hi Maintenance" and my bottle of it goes to show that! I've used up about a quarter of it already! 

Essie is my favorite polish brand if you're willing to spend a little extra for a home mani or pedi. While the polish is around $8, in the long run it's saved me a bundle because I prefer to do my own nails. I save anywhere between $15-$25 when I do my own nails AND I don't ever feel bad if they chip in 10 minutes (yep, that buyer's remorse has definitely happened to this girl trying to open her car door having JUST walked out of the salon...). I highly recommend the Essie brand over others (I know you OPI fans are probably all rolling your eyes!) because they have high quality polish, products, and even the little brushes inside the bottle. (Too bad they most likely have no idea I'm writing all this about them!) Anyway I am lovin' this color for summer and I think you will too!!

xxKatie

6 comments:

eWm said...

I completely agree with you. I've been using Essie exclusively for a couple of years now. OPI just doesn't go on as easily as Essie does. You can definitely see a difference in the quality. Right now I'm wearing Mod Squad which is definitely my favorite shade - unfortunately I think it's been discontinued!

♡ bAs said...

That shade is adorable! I need something neutral for nursing school and this would be the perfect shade! I think Essie is a great product.

ShortBlonde said...

I love this shade! I am in need of a new neutral pink after my OPI favorite became clumpy :( Not the fault of the polish though, but rather mine for leaving the top partially open! So sad. I'm definitely willing to give Essie a try, though!

Gracie Beth said...

I just had an axxium in a similar shade. I loved that it was polished without being obnoxious!

Virginia said...

Loove that shade, my favorite Essie is Fiji!

Marissa said...

Loving this color! ... definitely can relate to being "that girl" who always has painted nails :). Life is better in (spring) colors anyway right?