Mani Monday: Pedicure Polishes to Avoid (and Flaunt)


Let’s face it – toes are weird. And putting a bad polish color on them is, well, just a recipe for disaster. So this summer, before slipping on your favorite sandals, get to know which hues are pedicure-approved and which shades to skip.

Skip Them

Yes, a French manicure is classic, but on your toes… not so much. No need to visually elongate your toenails with that white strip of polish.

Nobody loves a 3D polish more than me, but on your toes it just looks unusual. Can you picture a velvet or caviar pedicure holding up in the sand? Oh, the horror.

The Dirty
Bright polishes can look great, but certain colors are not so fabulous. Steer clear of colors like green and lemon yellow, as they can make your feet look dirty. Same goes for colors like brown and grey. Leave those hues for your fingernails.

Flaunt Them

Christian Dior has a great selection of pedicure-approved colors. My personal favorites are “Riviera” (a pretty salmon hue) and “Plaza” (a bold pink). For the more daring, try a bright blue like butter LONDON’s “Slapper” or essie’s “Mesmerize.”

By Carolyn Schultz, Staff Writer

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July 22, 2013