Saturday, April 16, 2011

Spring - Finally!!!

Yeah, the snow is finnnnnally melted around here and there is a hint of green creeping into the landscape. So, I guess it's time to shift to some fun spring colors!

I have two colors for you today that I really like. The first one is from Orly and called 'Bailamos'. It's an eye-catching tropical aqua with a deep shimmer. It's beautiful! I only wish I had some sun to photograph it in, but you can still get the idea of how cool this one looks. I see this as an ultimate beach and sand-kickin' color that will make your toes happier than heck!

Outside in subuded light, it still looks tropical!

The color is amazing - deep, lucious and cool!

You can see the shimmer in this picture. Imagine how it glows in the sun!!

Okay, this color is a bit more earthy and just says "spring" all over it. It's called "Irene" from Zoya. I tried it with a matte topcoat and I really like it. You will be the envy of all your tree-hugging friends wearing this one!

Matte - very smoooooth color!

(sorry about the smudge on the fourth toe)

The shimmer is subtle and adds a lot of depth to the color.

This is actually closer to the true color. It's brighter than my pictures, but you get the idea. Nice green!!

Hey, get out and enjoy the warmer weather! The sun, the fresh air, the exercise and your polished toes are all good for you!!!

Hang in there... Jake :)

Jenna Lyons and J. Crew are too cool!

I suppose everyone's heard the hubub about Jenna Lyons, President and Creative Designer of J. Crew painting her son's toenails bright pink... Pretty darned cool!!! I mean, paint is not going to hurt a little boy - it doesn't hurt girls. His mom and he are obviously enjoying their fun personal time together and getting a little creative. There has been a lot of publicity on this one, and most people as asking "why?" because they don't see it as anything newsworthy - or is it? I'm thinking maybe this will help give this style for guys a little boost! Well, I think it's pretty cool that Jenna and J. Crew decided to go ahead and use this in their ad capaign. I think it demonstrates that the company is open-minded and forward thinking. In fact, it makes me want to shop there even more!!! What's your opinion about it? Was it worth all the attention? Do you think this will hurt the boy's future and turn him into something he isn't? Is Jenna cool for doing this? I'm interested to hear what you have to say about it... Jake