Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Speaking of Toenails

So, does everyone where you live have French-manicured toes? Am I living in a cave? Are my flaming red toenails a fashion faux pas?

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21 Comments:

Blogger Lisa said...

It seems to be popular here in the Houston area. My sitters always have some sort of design on top of the french manicure. I'm thinking of trying it for my vacation. I will not have claws scraping the payment as they hang out of the sandals!

5:58 PM  
Blogger Shelly said...

Yes, here in the south...well women take care of themself. I've see it in Ny, too, by the way. It's the whole sandal and flip flop craze. I do my own, usually in a neutral brown and let it peel until it's all off....not a real lady at all.

6:45 PM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

Mine are hot pink actually.

7:19 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

Here is Va. well-groomed feet are the rule -- but not my rule. I personally don't like French manicures.

7:24 PM  
Blogger Cuppa said...

My toenails are painted a deep red colour, sort of a brownish red! OPI - God Save the Queen Nails!!!!! Yes, that is what it is called.

Don't you just love the names they give nail polish? Another favorite colour I wear a lot is a bright red by OPI called - I'm not really a waitress!

I usually wear a French Manicure on my finger nails, but have never tried it on my toes. Might be fun to try sometime though.

7:43 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

I think I have just recently seen one person with french manicure on her toenails. I have never even ever painted my toenails, so you got me beat!!

7:52 PM  
Blogger M3 (Mary-Mia) said...

They're all over the place in the bay area. Plain french manicured toes, ones with fancy two-tone colors (like pink base with purple tips), frenchies combined with amazing airbrushed masterpieces - you name it we got it. My toes right now, btw, are a bright coral "I just went to Maui" color. Yep that's right, my toes are smirking. ;-)

~M3
Do They Have Salsa in China?

8:17 PM  
Blogger KGrams said...

First, I must say that I am ROFLMA that you actually linked to my toe. Should I feel honored or are you really making fun of me??? I'm going with honored.

This actually became trendy in the midwest last summer and now this summer they have started adding the emblishments. I'm going for a new pedi tomorrow night, I'll let you know what I end up with.

Hey, if you like my toes, you should link from my site to my little sis (Confessions of a Spoiled Brat) and check out her post of July 12th.

Thanks for the laugh and the plug!

8:26 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Happy Housewife said...

My SIL has a French manicure on her toenails. I'm lucky if I manage to paint my fingernails; my toenails are usually left to fend for themselves. Right now, I have month-old remnants of jet silver color on my fingernails.

3:57 AM  
Blogger Darla said...

They are the hit here too in SC. I don't get it either. I prefer red fingernails and toenails! I have ugly toes though so I don't even bother!

5:49 AM  
Blogger tab said...

can't say as I recall seeing french-manicured toenails more than once around here....personally I think they look a little freaky. which reminds me, I need to polish mine today if I'm still able to.

7:08 AM  
Blogger Judy said...

Mine are plain, and I like them that way.

With big feet, I don't want ANYTHING to draw more attention to them than they already get.

Maybe I should paint them black, so my feet look smaller? Would this work? I'll have to experiment.

8:09 AM  
Blogger Eyes said...

I haven't noticed LOL because I don't get out near enough! It would pass me by.

Between house cleaning and gardening, it wouldn't matter what I did, it wouldn't last!!

8:56 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

French manicured toenails have been around SoCal for a long time.

But they are not necessarily "in" right now. Not that you look stupid if you have them, they just aren't as hot as they used to be.

I knew I liked Cuppa for a reason, I am a big fan of OPI colors.

I have an OPI color on right now, its kind of a purply-pink.

11:02 AM  
Blogger wifemotherme said...

If red is out and white tips on toes are in I will just stay out of style! I am sticking to my red and sticking to my policy of making fun of anyone warring white tipped toes.

1:50 PM  
Blogger Tracy said...

The french manicured tonails are popular here...I think mainly because it goes with EVERYTHING and toes are seen from March to October here :-) Colors are just as popular though...mine are painted with "mood" polish. When the polish gets warmer it changes color.

4:14 PM  
Blogger Angi said...

NC has them too. I thought it was a bit strange myself. I personally like my bright red, or hot pink toenails.

7:21 PM  
Blogger Catharine said...

GASP! Bite your tongue! Flaming red toes are NEVER a fashion faux pas. They are welcomed the world over as being universally sexy.

A little hot in the summer, maybe. I have switched to a cotton-candy frosted pink until September, when I shall return to the firecracker red toes of fall and winter. But that's just more of a personal sense thing.

~A~

11:29 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

Yeah,
The young chicks especiallh seem to have the french toes and fingers. What a waste of time an money. Even when I got pedicures, I put color on my toes. I think that toes are where one can have the most fun with colors. They are also easier to paint at home than fingernails. You can chase the baby around the house in barefeet as they dry.

10:22 AM  
Blogger KGrams said...

OK, I see the vote is that French on the toes is in alot of places, but not many people like it.

Ouch, some of these comments really hurt. I didn't realize this was such a "hot topic".

I do love the comment "The young chicks" as I'm actually a grandma now and needed that one. hehehe

If I may take a moment to state my case??? While many people feel pedi's are a waste of money and/or time. This is cheap therapy for me. To be able to sit back in a massaging chair and have someone take care of my feet it the ultimate pampering and therapy. It is also a bonding time, as I go with my lil sis and sometimes our mom joins us.

Also, I do not always do french, more like ever other pedi (it just seems to last longer and is somewhat refreshing to give my toes a break from all the color.) When I went this week, I chose OPI's "It's all Greek to Me".

Now, as far as red being a Faux Pas... NEVER! Red is still a very IN color and can be worn anytime of the year.

Thank you for hearing me out. Happy feet and toes for everyone!

9:10 PM  
Blogger Feeble Knees said...

They've been doing french toesies on the east coast for a while now, it isn't really new. Mine are currently French (did 'em myself) but are now in woeful shape because I can no longer reach them over my very pregnant belly...

Planning on giving my darling husband the following options:

A)Don't squawk about the cost of a salon pedicure and let me enjoy a nice hour of pampering.

or

B)Roll up your sleeves and arm yourself with some cotton balls, polish remover and that bottle of flaming pink OPI honey!

My bet is he'll pick A ;-)

8:20 AM  

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