May 25, 2011

cute as a button

I have a problem. 

My name is LouLou, and I am a chronic polish changer. 

I change my polish upwards of three times a week sometimes. I just can't STAND having chips etc, and I am a commitment phob when it comes to choosing colors.  I've gotten pretty savvy at the DIY mani. Exhibits A,B, C... alright and D below. 


{just ignore the uber creepy fact I am wearing Leah's ring...}




Anyways, the whole point of this post was to show you what I have deemed the perfect summer color.

Meet Essie, Cute as a button.


 It is PERFECT for sun kissed skin and just makes me wanna hop on a plane to Naples STAT!

I also thoroughly enjoy it's pairing with navy. How fun is that?!


That is all. 

xo

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48 comments:

Melanie said...

What is the brand and color in exhibit...I mean photo....#2? Love it!

Lindsey said...

I just bought Nice Is Nice and I'm loving it. But, I think I need to buy this! Thanks for the tip Pink Lou Lou!

Annie said...

Umm I'm going to buy that right now. LOVE it! I'm so into wearing navy and white right now too so this will be perfectooooo!

Squirmy said...

I love that last colour! I'm a chronic nail polish changer too, I just can't stick with one colour that long!

shay said...

I just bought and Essie that i thought was going to be super cute and turned out to be super sheer :(
definitely wanna go out and pick this one up instead!

And i'd steal that ring too, its gorgeous!

RLW said...

I love Essie! I just got 'French Affair' {ohh laa laaa!} and I love it!
I'll have to try out this color too!

Sarah Jane said...

Ahh your post made me feel so much better. I change my color once a week and I have to tell myself constantly "just wait a few more days" as motivation not to whip out the nail polish remover. Thanks for the color selection... it is going to be my next purchase!
-Sarah @ http://livinglifelakeside.blogspot.com

Erin said...

Too funny that you post this because I have recently become obsessed with nail polish and changing it all the time! Summertime just makes me want to have pretty nails I suppose!

Young and Fabulous said...

i feel shameful for calling my friend EMO when she wore black polish a few months ago because now it's actually in style and I am in love with it!! I need to get me some black polish

Essie polish is the best. I love 'Shore Thing' it's like a pretty blue

that headband is adorable and I love your bling a bling bling on your finger. I almost bought a fake diamond ring I saw at F21 for 3$ just so I could flash it quick to people and make believe I was engaged

oh and what color polish is photo B? SO pretty

xoxox

The Hill House said...

I just bought a new shade today that I think will be great for the warm, sunny weather this weekend. Although my mani/pedi will not look anywhere NEAR as good as yours, I'm still excited about my new color. Happy weekend (a little early!)!

Tangles said...

LOL me too! I hate having chips or "mess-ups". I haven't looked into the "Gelish" polish yet, but I want to! It's supposed to stay perfect for two weeks.

I hardly have time to paint my fingernails nowadays. With a toddler, I'm lucky if I get my toenails painted, but I think it's gross to wear open toe shoes w/o painted toes! When I was in high school, I used to paint my nails a different color every day.

P.S. Where did you get your headband/bow and ring in the last picture? So pretty and cute!

Ashley said...

Oh, I say good for you for keeping up with your nails! I'm terrible at it (hate to admit that polish will sometimes stay on for months....until its all chipped away) I'm trying to get better but I'm pretty bad at doing my own nails.

Love the Essie color too! I'm in love with their Lilacism right now!

Lindsey said...

That color is on my nails right now! :)

Taryn said...

The first step is admitting you have a problem...second step is telling you my all time favorite summer colors...(kind of like buying a bottle of skinny girl ritas for an alcoholic)...

Favoite summer red - Opi "You Rock-apulco Red"
Favorite summer coral - Opi "A True Ab-original"
All time summer fav - Opi "La Paz-itively hot" (a must have)

{andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

I change mine all the time too! Love that color!

Raven said...

I love that color! I have been looking for the perfect coral color and I think now I have found it. A little jealous that your nails always look so good. My confession would be

Hi I'm Raven, and I have a chronic problem with biting my nails and scratching my nail polish off like 2.2 minutes after it's dry. (sad face)

and about that weave, thanks for letting me know! Love that use the real hair. If I was going to use them more often, I would get that, but since I'm only using it one time, for Miss B, I will prob get the cheapos.

Ok so did you totally laugh when I asked if you got yours from Sally Beauty Supply? When you told me that yours are real human hair, I pictured you saying, "the tradegy! loulou would never wear a fake weave" hahahaha!!

Jessica said...

Love that color girl! I'm gonna have to pick up a bottle.

Steel Magnolia said...

I love all of the colors!! Can you share some tips on DIY manis? I can never seem to paint them too perfectly, and the polish will peel off like the next day. What is your process and what products - bottom coat, top coat, etc - do you use? Thanks girlfriend!!

Ashley said...

your manicures look fabulous! =) I wish my nails would keep short so pretty like yours do!! I grow mine out just a little but then the polish wears off from me being on the computer all day.
I LOVE that bow in your hair -- too stinkin' cute and NOT fair lol =)

melissa said...

Love all your pretty polish colors. I am overdue for a mani-pedi and have plans to go Saturday morning first thing. I'll have to look for your fun Essie color before I go. Wish I could paint my nails as well as you do - they always come out looking all janky. It's manicures or nothing for me. Usually ends up being nothing. :)

Michaela said...

Such fabulous colours! That Essie pink is such a fun pretty summer colour. My very favourite is the colour in the second photo it's so pretty :)

Kristen said...

Love that color!

Anchors and Monograms said...

LouLou I just love that bow, is it a bow you just stuck in your hair? Or is it a headband?? and LOVVEE that color!

Jamie said...

Love all the polish colors! Polish always makes my hands look weird...if that makes any sense!

Samantha said...

I love the cute as a button color. I wear that most of the time!

Mommy Webb said...

Me like. And don't get me started on that headband. YOU are cute as a button:).

Caroline said...

Love the color!!

Timsha Coleman said...

Love the color, makes me want to run out and get a mani/pedi right now!

P!nky said...

I love your nail polish and the RING in your last picture!

Have a fabulous day!

xoxo

Heather said...

I am a compulsive nail polish changer too. I hate having chips on them. Love that essie color. Where's the headband from?

Erica said...

love the colors. love love love the headband

Morgan said...

ahhh. i love the color!!! :-) my friend's brother is getting married in punta cana this week and she's wearing that color on both her nails and as a bridesmaid dress. it's so beachy, and very cute :-)

Morgan
Blurts from a Brunette @ ml1277.blogspot.com

Jenny said...

I feel like I am always re-doing my nails also haha love this color! and that ring!

Lindsey said...

ohh me likey that essie summer color. I have a confession, I've never ever bought essie.

Sophie P said...

Oooo, gorgeous nail polish. Will be putting it onto my retail therapy list :-( XXXX

Delaney said...

awww aren't your presh! That is a beautiful ring at the end too! You have the cutest daintiest hands haha :)

Mae said...

I share your problem, must change my nail polish color almost every other day! I'm growing a major nail polish collection and I still have some colors I have yet to try!! This is my first time commenting but I do read your blog all the time and I just love it!
Feel free to check mine out :)

http://maebell712.blogspot.com/

Thanks!

Christie said...

I used to be a commitment phobe too when it came to polish, but now that I use Shellac I'm OBSESSED!! You should try it... NO chips and SHINY as can be for 2 weeks. Ughh-Maz-Ing!! <3 Plus the colors are amazing too!!

kLl said...

Aren't you cute with your bow! What is the color in photo one?!

♡ bAs said...

you are great at the DIY manicures! Wish I was. Cute colors!

Holly said...

Your blog is adorable, just stumbled across it. The polish is super cute for summertime :) Come visit me if you'd like!

A Wedding Story said...

Thank you for introducing me to my new BFF color! Be glad you didn't do the gel thing. I've been TOOOOO busy to get my nails changed and polish taken off and they are three weeks old (embarassing).

Juliana said...

I am just like that as well. I get so many compliments at the hospital. I have to tell you that I went on ebay and got a huge lot of nail polish 30 of them for $22.00 no joke. It's wonderful! I love your nail colors!

Reese and Leigh said...

I bought Cute as a Button and it didn't look good on me! I'm not tan enough I guess....what are the neutral colors you have on?

JewelryAllie said...

Ok I went out and bought Cute as A Button. Love. IT!

Chelsea said...

Your nails are fabulous! I've been a fan of DIY nails for years now. Plus, that means I can switch colors whenever I want, which is quite frequently! It'd be awesome if you could give us a little DIY mani tutorial!

Katie said...

I love cute as a button! One of my favorites! have you tried OPI's strawberry margarita? love that one too. and did you just say naples as in naples, fl? I was just there (my dad has a condo there luckily) and it is HEAVEN!!!!!

Christine said...

What are the other colors names? I want them all!! :)

 

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