Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Essie Essie Now You Gotta Kiss Me!

Wednesday! Tater Queens picks. But a little back story. Not that it will make any good sense. It actually doesn't but it's a quirk. I paint my toe nails but not my finger nails. I don't know why but I have never liked painting my fingernails. For one, I am not that coordinated with my left hand, so when I do my right it always looks like a 4 year old did it. I paint it on and then it feels heavy and drives me to the point of picking it off. Sometimes I will put a clear coat on or a very pale pink. I feel like I have man hands so it never looks or feels right, but I yearn for it. My fingernails grow so fast probably from all the cheese I eat. I can't drink milk, to be blunt, it gives me the Hershey squirts, but they grow so fast that it almost doesn't make sense to paint them, but I really want too. 

I used to get fake nails and then once I decided to save my money I noticed my nails were like razor blades underneath. It's a no win. But its one of those things I really want to do to be cool.

So, I am always on the lookout for a cool toe color. Unless my feet are super tan, I like dark colors. Yes, the fashion foe pah of even in the summer. Fashion rules can suck it. I like dark toes, but Essie makes me want to try new colors for the summer. My go to color is OPI Lincoln Park After Dark or OPI I Brake For Manicures, but after seeing Essie's Little Brown Dress and finding it for $3 smacks at the encouragement of a Twitter pal, Marina, I am now in love with Essie polishes. Here are a few that the Queen is digging....

Splash of Grenadine

Absolutely Shore

No More Film..(my fav)

Don't you love these? Now let me clarify. If you have baby blue or yellow toes..I am out! If your toes start looking like a Bob Marley hat then I am unattractive to the tootsies.

But these are fun and most likely that bottom color will be on my list. So tell me what are your favorite polishes? I love new colors and am up for new things except something that looks like fun dip.

Happy Wednesday from the Tater Queen,


  1. OK tater queen, I love all of these colors - so when are we going to go get a mani?
    love you.

  2. I love the last color!! I will have to buy
    It. I used to get my nails done too but hated how my real nails felt when I took them off.

  3. I love the last one and I also like the splash of grenadine although I can't imagine me ever wearing a nail varnish that pink. I bought a couple of nail polishes when I was in New York, one is called tea and crumpets, I'm not going to lie I bought it specifically for the name, but it's really grown on me.
    I never used to like how my nails looked painted but now I paint them regularly I like them, more often than not I wear a dark colour on them. I am slowly getting better at painting my left hand but my trick is to do them in the evening and then the next morning in a hot shower you can really easily peel the bits that get on your figure away.

    1. That was meant to say I bought a couple of Essie nail polishes in New York.

  4. And peel away the bits that get on your finger, not figure!

  5. TOOO funny! I take care of my toenails religiously but i also ignore my nails. I'm just too hard on my nails. Last weekend when i was shopping for my wedding dress, my girlfriend came over and we got our nails done. My fiance flipped he was so excited! I dont think he's ever seen decent nails on me since we've dated. I went with the gel shellac and it's holding up pretty good. I love Essie polishes!

  6. I'm the same way. I ALWAYS have my toe nailes painted...but hardly ever my finger nails. I feel like it's too much...too girly for me. Even when I dress up, I don't like having them painted. When I used to get fake nails I'd only get french manicure or american manicure so they weren't technically painted. I just don't like it. My toes are teal right now :)

  7. I do love these, but I am so bad at painting my nails. Why can't it turn out like those pictures?! and my nails just end up getting smudged anyway. but the toes always look good.

  8. I love nail polish! I have about 300 bottles of polish. Ack! LOL I love dark colors and wear them year round - (I never ever follow fashion rules). I'm defiant. LOL I have 1 Essie polish - Shine of the Times (it's a flakie and I really like flakies). I just don't like Essie. Sorry. LOL

  9. I have the same thing with my nails, I love my toes to be done but I hate doing my fingers. I will on occasion splatter some on them but it always looks dreadful. And it chips in two days from typing and filing so what's the point? OPI Lincoln Park After Dark is a favorite of mine, too. So much so that I bought it twice.

  10. I LOVE those colors.
    I paint my nails now that I have stopped getting shellac but it's because they were so thin I needed to make them stronger.
    but I pick at it so bad, they look horrible. I get so sad everytime I see old pictures of my shellac nails. :(

    and I just can't get over the yellow nail polish. It always looks like a fungus. No matter the shade of yellow, it always looks icky.
    which is shame considering my favorite color is yellow.

  11. loooove that Absolutely Shores. Gorg!

    I hate painting my nails too.. It used to make me scream to do it. Literally. Lately I've been doing the Shellac and it is soooo worth it.

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  13. I actually prefer dark colors on my toes too. My go-to nail polish brand is Sally Hansen, especially the Insta-Dry line. My favorite color right now is this dark grayish one called Commander in Chic. You should check it out!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  14. Ohhhh I love all of them! I cannot even paint my hand-nails. I make my real life asian bff do it. It is her destiny (she knows it...).

  15. Shout out in the hizzzzzouse! :) love it.
    I can't paint for a licking but practice has really made perfect. I think you should rock that "splash of grenadine" stat.
    Essie is a hard polish to paint on your own too, always streaky for me. I like Loreal polishes for my beginners level.

  16. I love the pink and blue colors. Darn it Dusty, now I have to go shopping!!!!

    I'll tell The Hubs that it's your fault, k?

  17. Can I just nerd out and say how esthetically pleasing your nail beds are? (I went to beauty college, so I think I can technically say that without being creepy, since I'm licensed. lol)

    Those are great colors. Have you thought about alternating nails with all three on one hand? I know I'm wild, or maybe just have the taste of a 13 year old.

  18. I only paint my toenails too!! WE ARE TWINSIES.

  19. I love that last one! So pretty!

  20. I can't keep a manicure to save my life, but I would do anything for a good pedicure. 99% of the time in red or coral, though the occasional purple or mint sneaks in. I've been obsessed with Julep polishes lately. They apply perfectly!

  21. I like those colours for my finger nails, for toes I prefer brought and eye searing colours like neons. I have a navy blue I wear all the time and a Monty colour but I am lacking a lilac in my polish collection...