What Are You Wearing on Your Nails Today?

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I lurve nail polish, but sometimes I get a little crazy with it. Most of the time I’m wearing 2-3 different colors at the same time, or I’ll only paint one hand (or maybe just a thumb). I don’t know why… I think it’s just more fun that way. ๐Ÿ™‚


Lately I’ve been wearing a lot of crazy colors, but this morning I was in the mood to tone it down, so I chose Sephora by OPI’s Let’s Do Lunch ($9), a warm peachy pink with golden shimmer (I did ALL of my fingers this time).

Do you ever wear different colors on different fingers/toes, and what are you wearing on your nails today?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


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  1. YadiQ says:

    lol i totally do !

    i usually to keep it not too nutsy though use 2 colors 1 bright color on the ring fingers and then all the rest of the fingers an opposite color that is the the same color intensity family – for ex. today i have on essie chinchilly on all my fingers but the ring fingers are a cream bubble gum pink by china glaze. keeps things fun but still not too nutso for when i go to work- this may be a little much in some work places but for me as a graphic designer i can get away with it.

    its my signature thing! everyone in my office knows i rarely have the same polish on all fingers keeps people on their toes lol

  2. Imogen says:

    I never wear more than one colour on my fingers, I’m not brave enough! At the moment, I’m wearing a gorgeous minty green on my fingers, and a horribly chipped red on my toes! It’s still cold in England so no-one will see them anyway… thank goodness!

  3. Lucy says:

    Leighton Denny in Stunning – it’s pretty plain but looks nice and groomed!
    .-= Lucy’s last blog post… Barry M Lipstick in Punky Pink (145) – Review & Swatch =-.

  4. Molly says:

    I love to do two different nail polish colors on my fingers. I agree with you it just makes everything more fun! Today on my fingers I am wearing a very chipped version ๐Ÿ™‚ of Dutch Tulips by OPI. It is one of my all time favorite colors.

  5. Nina says:

    I have on Essie Mint Candy Apple. I’ve never worn different colors at once, except last Christmas I wore read and green alternating on my hands ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Frances says:

    I used to layer Essie polishes – I’d use a more opaque pinky-neutral as the first layer and then put a more sparkly sheer color on top. Right now, my finger nails are bare. but my toes are a pretty Magala Wine (OPI), which is probably my favorite red shade.

  7. Faye says:

    Like your polish, Karen! Very ladylike.

    I’m too conservative to wear different colors on my nails, and it wouldn’t go with the dress mode at work I think :). However, I must say that in the past couple of years I’ve started using my nails as a way to be more daring and experimental. I may wear my suits every day, but now I’ll experiment with green, blue, gray, and black nail polishes, things I’d never have worn in the past.

    Today’s manicure uses Chanel Kaleidoscope, from fall 2008.

  8. Rachael says:

    as a former ballerina on toe, I’m used to seeing bruises on my toes, so they must always be a dark purple color. Today they’re OPI’s Louvre Me, Louvre Me Not. Such as pretty purple. I wish I could keep polish on my finger nails, but I just pick them off. Which I know is bad for my nails, but I just can’t help it ๐Ÿ™

  9. Emily says:

    i just painted my nails at my desk in essie rock candy!

  10. lexi says:

    Completely naked! That’s not a name of the color – my nails are breathing right now. Taking advantage of the fact that I’ve been packing and unpacking boxes for my recent move. I’m really looking forward to a manicure on my next payday!

  11. Rita says:

    I have China Glaze Sugar High, but I think I’m going to change it tonight for Four Leaf Clover. I’m always monochromatic!

  12. NINA says:

    Ive said I will take better care of my nails but I havent …

    Ill try again this weekend … ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Megan says:

    Today my toes and fingers match with a base coat of OPI’s Black Onyx and then two coats of OPS’s Mad as a Hatter over top….light bounces off of them no matter where I am which makes me smile!!! I usually use two colors though, one on my toes and a coordinating one on my fingers…..I own too many nail polishes to just pick one!

  14. Susan says:

    OPI No Spain, No Gain on fingers and toes today. Sometimes I’m matchy-matchy, and sometimes I go with different colors on fingers and toes. Just depends on my mood. Ready to start trying some new brighter, lighter colors for spring, though! I’m thinking Easter Egg colors… I really liked that lavender one you swatched a few days back. Can’t remember the name/brand, though?

  15. emma says:

    chanel black sating UNFORTUNATELY, its been chipping like woah.
    .-= emma’s last blog post… DIFW Day Six: Valentino SS10 =-.

  16. Robin E says:

    Today is Pat on the Black from Sally Hansen’s Complete Salon Manicure line. I’ve bought about 10 different shades from this line and LOVE all of them!

  17. Katie says:

    I am painting my nails OPI “Suzi Loves Sydney”. One of my favorite colors from the Australia Collection!
    .-= Katie’s last blog post… Spring break starts off todayรขโ‚ฌยฆwith the flu. =-.

  18. Meghan says:

    i read somewhere that nicole richie used vamp (chanel reddish color) under a black color so thats what i’m wearing now. i really like the effect of it. it comes out really pretty and it wasn’t something i would have thought of myself! (i am a huge fan of hers! she is also my favorite celebrity mom and has done a wonderful job raising her children)

    for my next manicure i think i’m gonna go with My Private Jet by OPI!

  19. Vonvon says:

    Nice sweet color you have on, Karen! But I have to say that I am not a nail polish person.

    Can I share what my little girl has on? I think she red on her toe nails, with little silver stars, and colorless nail polish on her finger nails. “Don’t shoot me just yet!” She’s being spoilt by my mom and sis! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    .-= Vonvon’s last blog post… Photos: My Shu Uemura Makeover =-.

  20. Ashley says:

    I was sporting China Glaze – Light As Air a few days back. Now I have Sea Green by L.A. Colors. I’m loving Spring, minus the allergies!

  21. Jean says:

    I share your lurve for nail polishes…especially the crazy colors. I’ve been on a nude polish kick to give my fingernails a break from the super dark colors I’ve been wearing (dark colors stain my nails like a mofo!). I’m wearing OPI’s Tickle My Francey on my fingers and Zoya’s Casey on my toes.

  22. Jen in VA says:

    I’m wearing OPI Barefoot in Barcelona – a greyish nude that should be going out of style shortly as things get warmer but is suitable for the office and short nails. Toes right now have Lincoln Park after Dark by OPI, dark eggplant/black.

  23. Indi says:

    OPI’s Eiffel For This Color on my fingers and OPI for Sephora’s Wardrobe Change on my toes.

  24. Steph B says:

    I have Zoya Nikki on my fingers. Love this color — dusty pink with silver shimmer. I’m thinking of putting Sally Hansen Wet Cement on my toes.

  25. naira says:

    i really like faye’s idea of a pop of a different color on one of the fingers but i don’t think i can get away with it at work. i have been able to get away with wearing more daring colors on my hand though–from vampy almost-blacks to bright turquoise and even essie’s mint candy apple (which inspired hate/love reactions; nothing in between).

    today i’m wearing OPI’s you don’t know jacques (the original; last week i wore the suede version) on my hands and a two week old pedi of lippman’s hit me with your best shot. both are grays of a sort but they’re definitely not matching since ydkj is a dark mushroomy griege and HMWYBS is a shimmery charcoal.

  26. Sophia says:

    MAC’s Blissed Out, which came with … Warm & Cozy, I think? One of the recent neutral collections.

    I normally wear either shiny taupes, gray, dark colors, or scarlet red but Blissed Out is oddly pretty … it’s sort of a mix between salmon and nude (that is, the color of my own fingers, though it’s slightly darker/warmer/pinker) and it looks pretty classy! Classier than the rest of the paint I usually schlep on, anyway. I like.

  27. Marian says:

    I’m very conservative with nail polish. I wear the same color on fingers and toes and no “odd” colors like blue or green, etc. I only wear pinks, peaches, corals or white.

    Today, I am wearing China Glaze Naked, which I’ve been wearing a lot lately. It’s a very vivid pink despite it’s name.

  28. Michelle says:

    I rarely wear polish on my fingernails — but I always have my toes painted — Silver right now actually. I love that gorgeous peachy pink shade — must.get.now!! I’m looking for gorgeous peachy pink lip color shades also. Suggestions??

  29. kyle says:

    I’ve got a hot pink butter of london polish on my thumb and a grayish purple MAC polish on the rest of my fingers. ๐Ÿ™‚
    .-= kyle’s last blog post… Review: Milani Cosmetics – Nail Lacquer =-.

  30. Rosie says:

    i usually have bare nails because of the drying time. i cant sit still while they dry. but today i am wearing Orly Cut the Cake. Its a super sheer frosty pink. 2 coats, dries fast and i can’t see any mistakes.

  31. reesa says:

    Nice polish, Karen. Today I’m wearing “Who Are You Wearing?” by Color Club. Love!!!

  32. Alison says:

    Today I am wearing Essie Mademoiselle, I probably wear this 99% of the time on my tips. It just makes my nails look so perfect and is a doddle to apply.

  33. ritadebora says:

    Chanel in Cosmic Violine.

  34. Aparnaa says:

    I don’t! Kind of conservative. I’m wearing Zoya in Willow, a pretty coral. I have decided it is spring.

  35. Rosemary says:

    I usually have a different color on my hands than I do on my feet as I change my finger nail polish more often than I do my toes. But it’s still all the same color on my fingers, unless I’m swatching polishes. I’m currently wearing Sally Hansen’s Complete Salon Mainicure polish in Plum’s the Word. It’s an awesome earthy plum color.

    OOooh, and I LOVe the brush and the formula. The formula is extremely pigmented and thick. And the brush is wide and soft, but the stick thingy is flat. It’s awesome and I love it.

  36. inday says:

    hi karen! lately my fascination with nail polish has become somewhat of an obsession! i think because i’ve always been a “match my fingernails to my toenails” polish kinda girl & just recently discovered that i CAN wear different colors & still WORK it! haha this week – “hint of mint” (nicole by opi) on my fingernails except the ring fingers – “for audrey” (china glaze) which i also have on my toes. the pale green & robin’s egg blue work surprisingly well together & really make me long for spring (it’s coming right? right??)

  37. Tami says:

    I am wearing Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro in Marine Blue on all except the index finger of my left hand and the ring finger on my right hand. On those, I have Sephora Mermaid to Order with two coats of blue glitter polish on top:-D

  38. Glosslizard says:

    Got Barielle’s Grape Escape on my fingers today, such a fab purple! I usually don’t do different polishes on different fingers, but I saw a fantastic pic of a polka-dot mani where the fingers all had Color A base and Color B dots, and the thumbs had Color B base and Color A dots! Gotta try! ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. Jess says:

    I have that nail color too! Love it in the summer!

    Today I’m wearing Queen of the West Weberly from OPI. Check it out! Its mauve purple with a small gold and purple flecks. Surprisingly enough, its still tame enough to wear to the office. Enjoy!

  40. Purity says:

    I change the colour on my nails way more often than on my toes, so those are always different =) I’m wearing MAC studded with OPI mad as a hatter tips today!
    .-= Purity’s last blog post… Nagelfรƒยถrlรƒยคngning i gel =-.

  41. *jen says:

    Funny! I just took off Let’s Do Lunch this morning. I’m nekkid now, because I was going to Macy’s and Sephora and thought some swatching might happen. It didn’t.


  42. Keerthi says:

    I’m wearing RBL Opaque Nude (leftover from a recent job interview) topped with Konad M69 (the design that looks a little bit like ribbons) in Sephora by OPI What’s a Tire Jack? Matte. ๐Ÿ™‚
    .-= Keerthi’s last blog post… swatch: opi absolutely alice =-.

  43. Tiera says:

    I’m wearing Show You Care from Nicole by OPI… Yay for Walmart! I was *this* close to getting acrylics done again on Monday afternoon (It’s been on my wishlist for a while)… But in the end I decided that I didn’t know if I wanted to commit to filling them over and over again… And I type SO much faster without them lolz!

  44. Kylie says:

    I used to do different colors on my nails when I was younger, but now the craziest I get is different toes than tips! I got a mani on Monday with OPI Jade is the New Black, and I have to say, it really does look exactly like jade (unlike the minty Chanel Jade). No chipping yet! Next up for toes is OPI Skinny Dippin’ in Lake Michigan, which is sort of like a lingerie nude with silver shimmer. It reminds me of that one nude/glittery leotard that Britney Spears wore at the VMA’s more than a few years back, LOL!

  45. Nadine says:

    I’m wearing Zoya Midori (medium green shimmer) on my left hand and Zoya Tangy (metallic yellow/green) on my right hand. I originally wanted to alternate colors every other finger, but I hated Tangy’s application so much that I figured it was easier to do each hand completely in one color. Midori achieves bottle color and is smoothly opaque in 2 coats whereas Tangy is a nightmare of streaky sheerness even after 4-5 coats. Interestingly, Zoya’s website states that Midori’s intensity is 3 whereas Tangy’s intensity is 5. I wonder if I got a bum bottle of Tangy. I’m considering removing Tangy and creating a matching hand with Midori. Or I might use another color entirely — possibly a neon pink!

  46. Cherie says:

    I have Essie’s Chinchilly on my fingers and OPI’s Meet Me On The Star Ferry on my toes ๐Ÿ™‚

    I always wear different colours on my toes and fings ๐Ÿ™‚

  47. Kate says:

    I just stick with one color. I have on Nars’ Tokaido Express today.

  48. Dasha says:

    OPI’s Off With Her Red. ๐Ÿ™‚ Loveee the whole Alice in Wonderland collection.

  49. jen says:

    I’ve been meaning to ask, how do you paint your nails? On my good days I can do my left hand perfect but my right is a different story: streaks, bubbles and polish on everywhere BUT my nails. Most importantly…is it just me or do you ever get hair imprints on your nails? I’d paint them, wait for ’em to dry completely, and then I wake up and well…I have indents of my strands of hair on all my nails! Any tips? Advice?

  50. Nicole O. says:

    Today I am wearing Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dri in Sonic Bloom. ๐Ÿ™‚

  51. I like this colour! I’ve got OPI Bling Dynasty from the Hong Kong collection on. I know what you mean about going crazy with the nail polish though. I’ve been doing lots of swatching lately so it’s hard to stick with 1 colour on all fingers! I’ve always got something on my toes, but I don’t switch up that polish that much. I kind of hate doing my toes, but don’t mind doing my nails.
    .-= SoVeryFabulous’s last blog post… 5 February Favorites =-.

  52. amy says:

    Occasionally I would do rainbow nails because I can’t decide which colour to settle on. A few years ago I would just paint two to three fingers on each hand or just one hand because I thought it looked cool and fun that one. Let’s Do Lunch is a colour I have been looking at Sephora for a while but have yet to pick up. I think it would be a great colour for spring. Currently I am wearing MAC Matte polish in Studded. In a few days I would try it with a topcoat because I want to see what it looks like shiny.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland 16 Eyeshadow Palette Product Pictures =-.

  53. Pamela says:

    I have Sephora by OPI’s Mermaid to Order on all fingers. I love the shimmery blue green color that definitely makes me think of a mermaid’s fin but I may love the color in the bottle more than on the nail. Somehow, I always think green-type colors on my hands make them look “witchy.” Maybe I’ll like them better on my toes.

  54. marisol says:

    Earlier I was wearing Zoya’s Audrina but I just gave myself a mani with Sephora by OPI’s Metro Chic.
    .-= marisol’s last blog post… Showing my Kindle some love =-.

  55. Tiffany says:

    I have nothing on my fingers or toes ๐Ÿ™

    But I did just order that polish. It looks so great on you, and I’m thinking it will look nice on me once I get a tan ๐Ÿ™‚

  56. Brianna says:

    Today I am actually wearing a similar color it just has some sparkle in it. I always paint with one color but I kinda like the idea of a ‘pop color’ for one nail. It’s funny cause I have recently gotten into pairing my nail polishes up so this would be perfect. Thanks for the great idea!

  57. Christy says:

    Love that color! I’ll add it to my wish list for the next trip to Sephora.

    I’ve worn different colors on each nail sometimes because I’m sampling a few. A few times I’ve done it so I could wear all my brights at the same time. I love doing that on my toes though.

    On my toes, I’m wearing nothing, but my fingers I have OPI DS in Extravagance. It’s showing some wear though, so I’ll change it up tonight with some new Revlon Lilac nail polish.
    .-= Christy’s last blog post… When It Pays To Shop 2 Much: Sephora by OPI 500 Point Beauty Perk =-.

  58. Claudia says:

    That let’s do lunch is adorable… I might just buy it at some point

    I don’t wear nail polish on my hands too often, I can’t do it myself my hands are too shaky
    I get mani’s ocassionaly but even that barely lasts about a week

    so right now my hands are bare, my toes are ALWAYS done though. On my toes now is a dusty rose/lavender shade
    .-= Claudia’s last blog post… Q&A =-.

  59. Alex says:

    I used to paint all my nails one color except for the pointer finger (ex: all black with a pop of blue). It was a fun look, but now that I’m older I like do them all the same color. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m currently wearing a bright purple color called “No Means No”.

  60. Cas says:

    I dont wear nail polish on my hands often but I gotta say, eeeeks I am SO loving this color. Must-have-it-soon!
    .-= Cas’s last blog post… PAW-fect Time At PAWS =-.

  61. mimi says:

    what a gorgeous colour, reminds me of nars orgasm nail polish !

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