I’ve never been a nail polish girl. I work a job that’s tough on your hands, my hobbies as well tend to wreak havoc on the nails and a manicure just never seems to last more than a day. But yesterday at the store something was calling me to treat myself to a new color for my toes. Coral is all over the magazines, runways and blogs for this spring so I tracked down a pretty shade of peach. I was dying to give it a try but I already have lilac on my toes so it ended up on my fingers (luckily for my nails, it was raining out on Sunday and I couldn’t get my hands in the dirt).
I’m actually surprised how much I love it! Even on my pale skin is looks warm and so springy. It’s bright but doesn’t remind me of a grandma’s toes in Palm Beach. I’m sure they will be toast by the end of the day but I plan on rocking coral on my toes all summer.
I found three pretty good options at Target in a range of prices. Essie‘s Tart Deco ($7) is the spot-on shade all the celebrities are wearing, but if you have a hard time paying $7 a bottle Revlon‘s Peachy ($5) was almost exactly the same for a couple dollars less. I also noticed NYC‘s Times Square Tangerine Creme (.99) was pretty close as well for a budget option.
It’s easy to forget to take care of your skin when you are busy taking care of your garden. But with spring and summer comes long days in the sun with your hands in the dirt and it can really take a toll on your hands and face. Luckily, there are lots of lovely products out there to help! Or you can even try making your own sugar scrub with this tutorial from Grace Violet.