The other morning I was in the bathroom removing my old toenail polish in preparation for a new colour when my daughter came to ask me what colour I was choosing to wear. When travelling you want maximum mileage from your colour so I was in a small quandry as to which colour to choose.
I had two colours out to choose from, blue and pink and I was thinking about which I’d go with as I’d be away in Dubai, wearing mostly open toed shoes, and wouldn’t have time to change it while I was there.
My daughter, who has decided that when she grows up she too will become and image consultant (she loves the idea of shopping for a living plus loves playing with my enormous professional makeup kit) said to me, “well if you went with the pink it would match your lipstick and if you chose the blue it would always work with your eyes”.
I ended up with the pink (had been wearing a shade of blue previously and felt that I needed a change). But thought it was funny that she’d picked up the concept of finding a nail polish signature colour eye or lip enhancer shade without any training! And of course it’s always easy to wear an eye enhancer or a lip enhancer (the pink or for many a red shade).
How to Choose a Toenail Polish Colour When Travelling
When you are travelling, you can of course match your polish colour to your outfits and if you’ve packed a smaller capsule with a colour scheme then this is a great option to choose. If you’ve gone a little more varied, then choosing a signature colour is an easy way to have a flattering shade of polish, no matter what you’re wearing.
Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. I think your daughter is a smart cookie.
One note about traveling with nail polish that I just learned the hard way: if you are going somewhere tropical where you will need mosquito repellant, get shellac instead of the usual polish. Repellant spray totally wrecks varnish 🙁
Yes I discovered that recently! I always travel with the colour to touch up and also nailpolish remover pads
I always get a pedicure before vacation but never really think about matching it to my clothes. Your daughter sounds like smart cookie. Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!
Usually I go with toenail polish colors that work with any color, but then I’m not one who likes to change my color until I have too 😉 Thanks for adding your stylish point of view to the My Refined Style Linkup!
It’s great to have a capsule wardrobe for traveling that you can match to your polish. Thanks so much for joining in our My Refined Style link up!
You look wonderful, I love vibrant colours too in clothes and polish. Thanks for linking up to #fashionfriday
Imogen, you mentioned that your nails are thin and weak. I recommend Nailtiques. You can find it almost any place. Try ULTA or Amazon. Start with formula two-plus. Use as directed and you will have great nails in a few weeks. I use Sally Hanson “Mudslide” for polish. I am more careful with my nails if I have color and this color goes with anything. Hope it works for you.
Thanks for the tip – I will have to look in to this product (i’ve tried many many things over the years)
This is unrelated to the topic of nail polish, but – I have to say this – I love the fact you wear Crocs (the ones in the photo above, as well as the lighter beige/taupe ones you wear in some other photos – I have a very similar pair!). 😀
Everyone seems to fun of the brand, but now that I know someone as stylish as you is not reluctant to wear them, I feel so much better about the dozen (or more?) different pairs I have and love.
Keep doing the good work, Imogen!
I only like the stylish ones not the ugly ones!