Thursday, May 21, 2009

On Your Toes

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What’s on your toes this year? This friend of mine reminded me last year about an OPI color that I had loved several years ago, but forgot all about….Cajun Shrimp. A perfect corally red that just screams summer. So, last year I ordered it off Ebay and got myself a new bottle.

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And now I’m ready for summer. How about you?

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I’ll never be a foot model. :) But, they do look cute in my Yellow Box flip flops and a fresh coat of Cajun Shrimp.

What’s your favorite color for summer? Do tell.

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Luvin' Dixie said...

Cajun shrimp is absolutely my favorite color! And your toes look perfect, in your cute yellow box flip flops! Guess what, they are on sale this weekend at Belk!

Lynne said...

Essie's "Wicked"
Actually I wear it all year long. And of course "French" on my fingers.

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Still Learning said...

I love majenta!! It's my favorite color. I always stick with it.

Cindy said...

Excellent color

nancy said...

I'm wearing, OPI's HOT HOT HOT
with my Yellow Box Flip Flops.
LOVING SUMMERTIME!!

Blushing hostess said...

OPI Watermelon and something by Face Stockholm which I will not divulge because it is a rarity that no one has identical toes to me! Funny you post this though - I just did a post on the launch of the OPI Mediteranean palatte which is not all that wearable but is gorgeous as a color group.

~~Carol~~ said...

That color is spicy hot! I saw some beautiful geraniums yesterday that were that color. I'm wearing Red Carnation, and I need a pedicure!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Love the flip flops! I don't have a favorite color...everytime I get a pedicure, I pick a new one!

g.suzie said...

I'm wearing 'Berry Reliable' but I love your OPI color. . .I always pick out a new favorite every summer, havent made my pick yet. . .Your Cajun Shrimp is very tempting. . .Nothing like a fresh 'Pedi' to make a girl feel sassy!!!

Joanna said...

I love orangy tones! Love that one your wearing, I'll have to get it! The orange makes you appear more tan, for some reason. *smiles*

southerninspiration said...

I like that one, and have used it before, although it's a little orange for my coloring. I choose something deeper red or pink. Yesterday I chose My kind of brown (deep reddish brown) but I'm thinking it's a little too dark. I will choose something brighter next time.
YOurs look good!

suzanne

The Barnett Family said...

Like the Cajun Shrimp...may need to grap a bottle for myself! I like a "French"manicure on my toes. Right below the french, I like to glue a row of tiny colored rhinestones. I do this myself because I am VERY low maintance and cheap!!!

Mabry's gamma said...

Morning Rhoda,

I have heard more and more ladies liking this color so I think soon I will have to go and get me some.

Cheri

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

I usually go for warm orangy/red or rusty/tan colors. But this week, I'm wearing a beautiful, shiny, shocking TEAL color! Even my boss commented on my toes.

Maggie Elizabeth said...

I love that color! I used to get my nails painted that color all the time! I had totally forgot about it! Thank you so much for reminding me!!

Jennifer Juniper said...

Love the Cajun Shrimp! I went with OPI Miami Beet this time, the perfect purpley red :)

Pam said...

I like a hot pink on my toes. Nothing on my fingers. I can't seem to get polish to stay on them.

Dream Mom said...

Love the Cajun Shrimp as well!

For summer, I love hot pinks or oranges on my toes. Currently, I am wearing OPI's La Paz-itively Hot on my toes and hands. Typically, I'll wear OPI Sweetheart on my hands for summer and a bright color on my toes.

Joyce said...

I change colors every visit which is so much fun. PLEASE check out my post called Warning on my blog a few months back to be safe with nails. It may save your life or a loved ones. Please!
Joyce

Ramona said...

Pretty color! I love a deep red on my toes...or the trusty french pedicure...I really love your color. Bring on the flip~flops...we're ready!!!

Happy Thursday.

Smiles ~ Ramona

BeautifulWreck said...

Cajun Shrimp! LOVE IT!!!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Rhoda!! This post made me go look for my Cajun Shrimp. I think I left it at the lake. I love it!

I bought a new one, the other day...not sure if it's a new color, though. It's part of the Australia colors, I think. An Aboriginal, something like that. It's a pinky coral. Very pretty.

This reminds me of a cute story my friend JoAnn told me when we were shopping OPI in Branson. A friend of hers asked her mother what color she was wearing. Her mother replied Peel Here. You know how OPI has those cute names. She actually thought the color was Peel Here. Turn your bottle over and have a look.

Sandra said...

I have a pinkish color on my toes but I sure do love the color you have! I've been looking for a pretty orange color and I think i'll get one just like yours.:D
Blessings!
Sandra

Anonymous said...

I'm a pink person myself - love a bright kind of tropical pink for toes, but my absolute favorite is a french pedicure. My toenails are always polished!

tina

tinam61@yahoo.com

Belle of the Ball said...

I'm loving OPI Dutch Tulips!

The Tattered Cottage said...

Usually I wear red on my toes, but I just bought a new color from my my manicurist and it's called "Sneaky" it's a deep pink shade. Love it!I sometimes will do a french pedicure and just under the french I will have a thin red line.
Toni

Lou Cinda said...

My favorite color is OPI Deer Valley Spice. It is a pinky red color and goes with everything!

Have a great weekend!

Lou Cinda :)

Jenna said...

OPI Chile O' Caliente

I desperately need a pedicure! I am hoping that tomorrow will be the day.

martina said...

Well, this weekend we hope the color is green (having a garage sale). Periwinkle is my favorite summer color..and gold..and red and pink

Stacey said...

OPI Dutch Tulips has been my fave for probably 10 years. It's the perfect blend between pink and red. Goes with everything!

Emily said...

Toes look GREAT! China Glaze "Shocking Pink" its the best! The perfect pink. Too cute!

Emily

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Lovely Toes & Great Flip Flops!

Brenda Eason said...

Cajun Shrimp has always been a favorite. I met a lady and ask her the color she had on. I have used it for years,but the last time I heard they stopped making it. they may have started back or there maybe some left. They came out with a new color close,but I forget the name.
I love Cajun Shrimp because it even goes with some reds.
Also bought my first pair of yellow box shoes a few weeks ago and I felt like heaven!
Cute feet hehe

Cheri said...

My current color is Maya by Zoya, a very pretty pink coral. I previously wore Kara by Zoya which was a more orangey coral. My manicurist has moved away from OPI to Zoya and I really have to tell you the colors look much more updated and fresh. OPI is actually starting to look a little tired I think. A few years ago my all time favorite was Year of the Dragon by OPI. I LOVE summer toes!

Lois Grebowski said...

My OPI favorite is Confucius Say Coral. Although I do like your Cajun Shrimp. That looks fun.

You never know what color my toes will be. That's where I get wild.

midnight macaroons said...

I wear Cajun Shrimp on my toes too!

Rona's Home Page said...

I usually don't have color on my toenails. When I get a pedicure it's for relaxation and then I put my "hoofs" back in my shoes.

Jillian, Inc said...

That's one of my favorite colors, too!

Granna said...

Funny about those Yellow Box flip flops...my sister from northern Illinois was visiting last year and bought a pair. She called me last week and said she had fallen in love with them and could I pick up another pair for her since she can't find them up there. I ran over to Belk and they were on sale! I also have the black and white polka dot ones and I love them!

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Get out! Cajun Shrimp is my favorite summer color! It's just so snazzy. Not too red, not too orange. Love it! ~Mindy

Susie Q said...

I just wish I had a chance to actually GET a pedicure! i wouldd't care WHAT color they used! *grin*

Love,
Sue

HeathahLee said...

I can't remember the color to save my life but I remember it's OPI, too. I had a pedicure at Hot Springs a couple years ago and LOVED the color she put on. Wish I had written it down. :P

Cheri said...

My new summer color is Sephora by OPI in High Maintenance. I was looking for something a little orange, but really it is the perfect summer red. Hubby LOVED my toes when he saw them. Sephora has some really pretty OPI colors.

I do love the Cajun Shrimp color - I think I'm going to get a few more colors and have fun with it. If you go to the Sephora OPI page, the first color at the top is a gorgeous teal. Wonder if that is the one a previous commentator mentioned wearing? So pretty, but I've never worn anything like that!

Inspired Kara said...

I love cajun shrimp!

OPI tropical punch is another one of my fav's.

Lana said...

Ooohhh! That color is great! I'm gonna have to try it out! Right now, I have a pinkish-purplish color that I love! I can't think of the name?!?!

Chris said...

Thanks for putting my ottoman on your tumblr, I had never heard of that , you really gotta keep up or you can be quickly left behind with this whole computer thing . geesh ,
Chris

Joanie @ The Bright Side said...

Cute shoes! Love the Cajun Shrimp color, too!

Susie Q said...

Yep, that's my spring/summer color too for toenails. My fingernails look terrible this year so...and for a Thriftier Find of the same shade, Rimmel's Tequila Sunrise...I got mine at Walmart I think, but Ulta carries it too. I broke my OPI bottle, so this was a cheap fix until I could get to the salon to get it. Link is just for color.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rimmel-Lycra-Lasting-Finish-Polish/dp/B001S03C4M

eoherman1981 said...

I love Cajun Shrimp! It is the perfect summer color! I also like OPI Strawberry Margarita - a perfect girly pink!

eoherman1981 said...

I love Cajun Shrimp! It is the perfect summer color! I also like OPI Strawberry Margarita - a perfect girly pink!

redsoxmom said...

Love the color. My son's baseball team's colors are royal blue and orange, so this color is great for my summer toes. The orange I have now is too bright. Thanks for the tip!

Maya@Completely Coastal said...

Oh dear, nothing is on my toes yet..., I've got to get to it!

Lisa said...

You have lovely feet. If you were to view mine, you would run. Right now, my toenails are sportin' chipped OPI polish in Yucatan If U Want. When the moing company rep told me not to pack chemicals of any sort, I listened. I gave my bottle of nail polish remover to my mother. Among my other brilliant moves, was giving her the Goo Gone. I have gone years without needing to use Goo Gone, until it was gone!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

OPI's Pompeii Purple, which is is actually a nice hot pink. ;)

Debbie said...

This coral color has always been my default color. I try other ones and "tolerate" them, but I always go back to this. It just makes me "happy" every time.

Magic Brush said...

Just got my first pair of Yellow Box sandles..... wonderful!!!!! Now I need that polish!

Faye said...

Hi Rhoda,
I love OPI's "I'm not really a Waitress", which is cheeky enough to wear in the summer, but can be worn all year round if you want. I also love OPI "Dutch Tulips", since I am after all, Dutch :)
I am a retired Esthetician and found OPI to be the best polish for a longer wear. The other brand I liked was Creative.

Randall @ Happy For This Moment said...

A very summery color for sure! My toes are always French - I have a matching complex (thanks to me mother) so doing a neutral allows me to wear any color without matching it to my toes!

Anonymous said...

I like the C. Shrimp too. My favorite OPI is Grand Canyon Sunset - a great shade of pink, perfect year round. My favorite color for summer is Estee Lauder Juicy Melon - similar to C. Shrimp but has a little more pink in it and a bit of shimmer. I love the name OPI gives to their shades - so fun!

Linda/"Mom" said...

* I'm w/ you! Bright corals/deep shrimps look great w/ a 9-month-a-year tan here in the desert~~~ in the winter I use a deeper, orangey-red... Pinks just don't look that great on ME, altho I do use them when I "must" (LOVE them, but MOST just don't go so well w/ my skin tones)...

Fingers & toes ALWAYS matchy-matchy (yikes!), but if you wear sandals as much as we do here, that "desert dust" can make a French Pedicure go south... FAST!!!

NOW girlfriend, what about our CROWNING GLORIES????

Hugs,
Linda

Linda/"Mom" said...

* Note~ My pedicurist ALWAYS uses, and "SUGGESTS", OPI. There's one other brand she'll use, but I like the OPI colors better! *

CJ'SMOMMY*KIMBERLY said...

As a non practiing nail tech.I LOVE OPI....but I actually keep Orly's Terra Cotta on my toes.Discovered it 6 or 7 years ago and just got addicted to it.
It's more of a coral/orange color.

I have actually had a man stop me and tell me he loved my toes..it was kinda freaky and dh didn't like it at all.oops...

Carol in Indian Springs Village said...

I love the bright color! Now I'm going to plan on getting a pedicure this long weekend to prepare for summer time! I always use OPI and usually take my own color (japanese red I think). And after hearing everyone talk about the 'yellow box' sandals I'm going to have to check them out.

Anonymous said...

LVE YOUR COLOR. I CHOSE LITTLE RED WAGON BY OPI. LOVE A BRIGHT COLOR WITH MY RAINBOW FLIPFLOPS. MY RIGHT FOOT IS NOT SO GOOD SINCE I DROPPED THE SOFA ON TOP. THAT IS REALLY PURPLE!!!

Anonymous said...

Love that color on your toes, Rhoda! Very flattering shade. :)
Make your toes & shoes look outstanding!
I wear the french tipped glue on toe nails.....one of my best friends at work introduced me to the glue on ones last summer & I absolutely love them. They look like you stepped out of a pedicure shop but are fast & easy to apply. I get the littlest size I can find..there are usually 3 different sizes in one packet.
Bonnie

Paige said...

I love getting a french manicure on my toes!

Stef said...

Suzi Sells Sushi by the Seashore on my toes and French on my fingers. My other favorite is Chocolate Shake-speare. If nothing else - you have to love the names that they come up with!!

KarenB said...

Love your toes with your yellow box sandals. I have on Pompeii Purple at the moment, but also wear "I'm Really Not a Waitress" a lot of the time. Hoping for a pedicure this weekend so we'll see. Maybe I'll change it up!

Pam said...

Love the color. Cajun Shrimp is all i wear in the summer!
Pam

Tammy518 said...

My all-time favorite color for my toes is OPI Strawberry Margarita. Love the flips!

Mary Jean, also known as "The Dough Nut" said...

i'm wearing OPI Thrill of Brazil...but my all time favorite is Chick Flick Cherry!

Life with Kaishon said...

Something red but it is peeling and chipping horribly! Thanks for this reminder. I MUST get a pedicure tomorrow : ).

Jojo said...

My ORLY summer color is Terracotta and it is a BRIGHT orange red/rose. A great color! Check it out!

Celia said...

What a coincidence...a friend and I have an appointment for a pedicure on Saturday. I love orange and that Cajun Shrimp looks delicious!! I will see if they have it and try it out! I usually try something different every time I go (which isn't all that often). No bunion - you lucky gal!

justabeachkat said...

I've always loved Cajun Shrimp too. I alternate between that and a french pedicure.

Thanks for your sweet comment about the photo of Bree and Jay. I've posted a few more. They are so cute together.

Hugs!
Kat

abeachcottage sarah said...

I think I read all these comments, I love seeing what colours people recommend

I could never be a foot model either but wow doesn't it just make a difference when the toes are all done...love me a pedicure and love love love OPI

Sarah

PamperingBeki said...

Haha Rhoda!

I am actually a licensed nail tech. And Cajun Shrimp is my all time favorite color. Isn't it perfect?! Not too pink, not too red, not too coral... LOVE that color.

I have used it for about 14 years.

Carrie said...

When I spotted the bottle, before even reading your post, I knew it was "my" Cajun Shrimp. That, in my opinion, is the greatest OPI color, as well as the best summer color!

Beth said...

Such a fun color! I'll have to check this out.

Deserae said...

Ohhhh love this color!! I will be on the lookout to find a bottle now :o)
~Des

redhead said...

Cajun Shrimp, baby!!!! That is my go to color for the summer! Have it on my toes already!!

Carol Ann said...

Great toes, great color...thank you I'm going out to get a bottle tomorrow

JoyNtheJourney said...

Thank you for introducing me to something new! 'Cajun Shrimp', hmmmmm! Where do they come up with these names?!? That is a job I'd love to have; naming crayons, paint chips and nail polish! Wouldn't that be so fun? Right now, mine, *gasp*, have no polish whatsoever. I had surgery yesterday and, of course, they don't allow you to have anything like that on. No nail polish, lotion, perfume, make-up or even deodorant. That made for one very long and stinky day! ;0) I will definitely be looking for this beautiful color. Oh, and BTW, your toes look beautiful!

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

Love that Cajan Shrimp and the shoes even more! Thanks for sharing and enjoy the summer.

Charla

Ellen said...

Love the color and cute flip flops too! My youngest daughter (19 yrs old) swears by Finger Paints Psychedelic Pop - which they describe as neon pink. There's a pic on my blog of her feet if you want to see it - the color truly isn't as scary as the description sounds! It's quite cute actually! :)
Ellen

Me & My House said...

Lovin'the Yelow Box and the OPI...I know it's spring but I can't get enough of DARK colors on my toes and fingers...don't know what's up with that!

Domestic Engineer said...

My Chiwawa (how do you spell that) Bites!