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Two Great Nail Colors for Summer

One Friday afternoon my department at work went on a team-building outing to get pedicures. We went to a nice nail salon about a block from our office and got our feet pampering. This was perfect to help get our feet ready for summer.


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Salon pedicures are awesome, but there is one thing that is stressful about them. Picking the nail color. Typically when I pick out nail colors I go for shades of pink or purple or a lighter blue if I’m looking to mix things up. This time I decided to pick a color that I hadn’t used before and hadn’t ever considered for a pedicure. I also wanted something that was bright, fun and reminded me of summer.


It was a little hard to find that type of nail color because most of them were pinks with some blue, red and purple thrown in. As I was browsing the shelves, my eyes found the small section dedicated to the orange nail polishes. My eyes quickly rested on a color that oddly enough spoke to me.

That color was My Paprika is Hotter than Yours by OPI. The color is what I would call a hot orange with a touch of red. While the color spoke to me I was a little skeptical when I picked it up, but when I saw it on my toes I loved it! It really complimented my skin tone and had just the right amount of red so my nails didn’t look like a pumpkin or orange crayon.


This was the first salon pedicure I’d gotten in….a few years I think. Now don’t freak out, while I don’t get salon pedicures I do my pedicures at home. And since I loved the My Paprika is Hotter than Yours nail color so much I decided to see if I could find it for myself.


The sad news is I couldn’t. I went to two different Sally Beauty Supplies and one Ulta, but to no avail. The good news is I ended up finding a color that is really close - Aloha by OPI.

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When I went to Sally’s they were having a sale on nail polish so I bought another color that I think is also great for summer and can carry over into fall. That color is Big Apple Red by OPI. It’s been awhile since I’ve had a true red nail polish which is another reason I selected this color.

I love how bright these colors are and will be adding them to my color rotation for my summer pedicures.

What are your favorite nail colors this summer?

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