Friday, May 18, 2012

Color Me Peach Daiquiri

How about a Peach Daiquiri?
After much reflection, I've come to the conclusion that I'm somewhat peculiar. Now, if you have already deduced this inclination chez moi, please do not feel obliged to confirm my suspicions.

You may wonder specifically why I have come to this realization. I'm going to tell you. It's because I experience what is probably an uncommon pleasure looking at my toes. Now, just wait. Not my toes for the sake of my toes, but rather my beautifully pedicured, polished toes. They make me soooo happy.

When I spring out of bed in the morning, they're the first thing I see and just like that I feel an involuntary smile starting my day.

What can I say? I can't explain it. It's a major simple pleasure for me.

Since you're no doubt anxious to know what has been decorating my toes for the last two days, I thought I would share with you. It's Peach Daiquiri by Essie, a warm, rich coral that gives me a particularly joyous morning frisson. It feels festive. Coral, if we care, is an IT color at the moment. Much less expensive than other "it" indulgences and as far as I'm concerned probably gives more pleasure for the dollar/Euro than many of the other passing fancies.

Daring, dangerous, delightful, Jungle Red.
During the winter I was wearing a color I never would have chosen or bought for myself, Jungle Red from Nars. It was a Christmas gift from one of my favorite people and it made me happy on cold, gray mornings. Peach Daiquiri, I feel, announces the arrival of summer and maybe even a peach daiquiri which I have never tasted, but must be delicious.

While we're on the subject, I've noticed that Essie has become tres a la mode in France. Some of the biggest and best spas have chosen the fun color range as their sole polish choice.

Now, for your "value-added" tip of the day -- large and small alike -- beauty emporiums whether they feature Essie polishes or not, all love the fast drying, dropper dispensed product as the final touch to their pedicures.  It's true, the time from bare feet to shoes is cut in half.


helen tilston said...

Hello Tish

I am with you totally when it comes to pedicures. I love your new colour
My manicurist used a gold on my toes, it is more a bronze and is surprisingly beautiful with a tan. It catches the light beautifully and is opaque. When I was having it applied about 4 customers decided to follow suit.
Thanks for sharing and I shall try yours as it looks like a great happy summer shade.

helen xx

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I also love to look at bright, summery, peachy polish on my toes...I seem to love them more when the color is coral or peach!! That is interesting about Essie...good to know!

déjà pseu said...

I'm hoping to finally get out for a mani-pedi this weekend, and am now determined to find that color! It's lovely. Will check out the quick-dry drops too. Thanks, Tish!

Kathy said...

I go sans color for the winter months to give my nails a chance to breathe. Fresh pedi and some color are definitely a harbinger of summer. Love the peach!

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Anonymous said...

Glad you like the Jungle Red, Tish. I think it's pretty stunning myself. I've been digging the blues about my 10 little piggies lately. I saw the podiatrist last week about a scary-looking toenail, and part of the treatment (in addition to topical solution 2x a day) is no polish. For the entire summer and beyond. I know I'm being petty and small in the grand scheme of things, but it really does deflate me a bit every time I look at my toenails (especially the bad one). I've long been of the mind that feet are so ugly that they need all the help they can get -- hence, regular care and polish.

I'll enjoy coral toenails vicariously through you, Tish.

xoxoxo --

LPC said...

I've got coral toes right now too! It was my inaugural warm weather pedicure:).

kathy peck said...

Love the Jungle Red. It's easy for me to find colors I love for the winter (when unfortunately my toes don't show) but I have a harder time for summer, as I feel a lot of the colors can be a bit "mumsy", especially as I have very light skin. Will take a look at the Essie you've shown. I do like some of the wilder Chanel summer colors too.

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

I have pedicures for sandal season...April to September.
The rest of the year I give my nails a break.
Peru B Ruby by OPI is the shade I am wearing.
I do love the look of that Jungle Red, rich and jewel like.

Having pretty polished toes is a simple pleasure...
I just wish that I could do my own toes!
Bad eyesight and lack of flexibility...
so maybe pampering is not a luxury it's a necessity!

Mean Mama said...

Earlier this week I took the plunge and had a coral pedi done--Essie summer "Camera" color. It is a bit too orange for me, but certainly spells summer in my cold, slow to warm up climate!

ParisGrrl said...

You are sooo not alone...I just got Essie's Lapiz of Luxury, and I can't wait to try it

BigLittleWolf said...

What can I say... I'd take that Jungle Red any day.

Besides, I seem to recall that was the color in the 1930s classic "The Women."

Just thinking about that film (and Jungle Red nails) makes me smile.

webb said...

Discovered the absolute NEED for pedi's about 10 years ago and can't imagine being without one. Makes me feel young and, well, sexy! Somehow when that red/pink/even gray toed foot pops out of bed in the morning, I just smile - as does my love!

And, have bought a lot of Essie this year. I really like the fresh colors. Try Chinchilly for a fall/winter change. It's a warm taupy gray and looks really good with everything.

Fun post!

Anonymous said...




Beautifully toe exposing, grin worthy summer colors !!

Guess where I happily spend my summers.


sara ryan said...

I totally understand the pedicure happiness! I live where it's cooold 6 months of the year and I don't bother with pedicures (even though I do yoga 3-4 times each week) until spring.

Come spring, the sight of my colorful toenails peeking out from open-toe shoes makes me smile inside.

It could be just the chance to wear open-toe shoes again, but I'm pretty sure it's the fun colored toes ;-)

déjà pseu said...

They were sold out of Peach Daquiri, but I found a similar color called Escapades, and my toes have a date with destiny tomorrow...

RebeccaNYC said...

love love love my toes after a pedicure. I find myself meditating upon their loveliness during that a bad thing?

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