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My Cruise Mani/Pedi Choice

By on March 29, 2009
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It’s not the brightest, sunniest Florida day I’ve ever seen but I’m on vacation so I really could care less. I’ve had some sort of rum punch concoction, a couple of Labatts and I’m feeling good.

We just had our lifeboat drill which means we’ll be pulling away from port soon and my internet access will go buh-bye but I want to thank you all for voting to help me choose my mani/pedi shades for the next week on board. See what I colors I went with after the jump.

Warning… feet ahead!


First, here’s the boyfriend and I in our room when we first got on board. I don’t think I’ve ever shown him before so here’s Mr. ALU. We’re celebrating our tenth year of being happily unmarried and I hope the next ten are just as amazing.

So I’m not one to show my feet on the web and if you’re offended, I apologize in advance. For one, there’s too many fetishists that have emailed me wanting to see them (eww) and second I don’t want to look at anyone’s feet, even my own, so why subject the world to them, you know? But in the interest of sharing, here’s my first and only tips/toes pose.

I decided to take your advice and go with oranges. They look better with a tan and pair well with a lot of the clothes I brought. Originally I had planned to wear CND Kumquat Dahlia on my tips but opted for a shimmer since cremes tend to dull quicker.

My combo: China Glaze Orange Marmalade (toes) with China Glaze Breakin’ (tips). “What’s Breakin’?” you say. It’s one of the new Kicks shades and it just works so well with Orange Marmalade. Don’t you agree?


I also brought my bottle of Lippmann Nefertiti along for the two formal nights since there’s NO WAY I could go 8 days without changing my polish. I know my mom, a major gold freak, will be happy to hear that. She told me the morning we left that she voted for this combo along with the majority of you so for once we agree.

Well, I’m off to grab a drink and watch the ship take off. Ciao bellas!

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Nice choice!! Many photos don’t do you justice, you look gorgeous here! But if I went on vacay, I probably would change colors every single day… that’s how I roll, I guess. It’s so hard to wear a color for more than 3 days for me.

  2. Meredith says:

    Pretty!

  3. Breezy says:

    looove it! awesome wonderful perfect choice.

  4. csuthetaphi says:

    Awww, such a nice pic of you and Mr. ALU!!! Even though I didn’t vote for that combo, I do love the oranges! Enjoy your vacay!!

  5. Gen says:

    You and your boyfriend make a really cute couple! And the polish choices are fabu! Have tons of fun!

  6. Amber says:

    Loving it! Your toes are in good shape, no reason not to show them off. Love the orange. I’m rocking CHANEL Orange Fizz and am loving it. Enjoy your CRUISE!

  7. Amanda says:

    Love the choice! You guys make a very cute couple! Have a great cruise!!

  8. adrienne says:

    lovely!! I also choose to wear orange (Orly Festival lights) when I went on a cruise last week. I went to the bahamas on Royal Carribean!! Which cruise line did you go on?? I hope you’re having a blast!!

  9. Stef says:

    Excellent choice! I love China Glaze colors!!! Have a great time, drink a lot more of that punch! And your boyfriend is cute!

  10. Lotta says:

    Hope you have a fun & relaxing holliday! =)

  11. Vanessa says:

    Awww; you too make a gorgeous couple :)
    Have a nice vacation!

  12. lizzz262 says:

    cute combo! i was hoping for the new purple sally hansen w/ china glaze white kwik silver, but this orange combo is FAB and perfect for a warm caribbean cruise!
    aww u two are super cute (u both look so tan already!), enjoy the cruise :D

  13. Sanna says:

    Aw, you guys look so cute:)
    Lovely mani and pedi. You rock orange!

  14. Ali Hodges says:

    Lovely zingy colours, have a great holiday.
    Ali.

  15. melsh says:

    looks great & what a nice looking couple you are!

    bon voyage!

  16. Anonymous says:

    Pretty. I love the color. I hope you have fun on your vacation. And you and your bf are adorable!

  17. Martha says:

    wow great choices! i love the kicks one–must make sure to get!

    btw, you’re georgeous! congrats on the first 10, and here’s for the next hundred years! :D

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