Live from Kauai

Kauai is lush and beautiful, just like I knew it would be. Here are my boys taking in the calm waters at Lydgate Beach State Park. And to continue myPriti Nail Polish exploration, here’s a shot of their Hula Girl Rose, a fun, hot pink. In reality, it’s much a much brighter, hotter pink than the photos show.



I’ll try to post more photos soon.




Priti Nails for Hawaii

I’m off to Hawaii tomorrow, and am checking out some Priti nail polishes before I go. When I return hopefully my feet won’t look as pale as they do in the photo below! For a more thorough review of Priti Nail Polish, please see my recent review. This post is to give you an idea of their beautiful bright coral polish, Blue Eyed Brunette, which is the color on the left in the above picture and on my toes in the last picture. The one on the right is Hula Girl Rose and the middle is Hardy Water Lily.

I placed my order from SpiritBeautyLounge and decided to take a few pics as I love receiving their packages. They ship super fast and always include terrific samples.

I hope you all have a fabulous Spring Break, I’ll try to post a little bit while I am away. Hopefully with tanned feet!

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All photos by ~Trish


10 Priti Toes

I am certainly not a nail polish expert save for knowing what colors I like and having the expectation that the polish on my toe nails should last a good week, at least. I rarely paint my finger nails because no matter what brand I use, they chip within day 2 of a manicure. So when I indulge, the color goes on the toes.

I don’t paint my nails too often, but there are times when a pedicure is in order (hello Kauai!) so I have been seeking out brands without the big nasty culprits. The three most common nail polish chemicals you want to avoid are dibutyl phthalate (DBP which is a phthalate), toluene and formaldehyde. I’m not saying nail polishes that do not use these three chemicals are necessarily “safe” for frequent use, so use your own judgement regarding what you want to put on your body and how often.

Priti, the spa and maker of gorgeous, non-toxic nail polishes is a fabulous line to explore. Their color offerings are gorgeous, vivid and varied. Chelsea Star was my first pick from their 100+ line of polishes, and I am smitten with its violet-blue hue. The color description on the SpiritBeautyLounge site is “Deep Electric Blue-Violet,” but I found Chelsea Star to be more on the violet end of the spectrum which the above pictures don’t capture well. Nevertheless, you can see that it’s a gorgeous color!

And as for how it lasts? I am on day 6 of my Priti polish and happily there are no chips or show of wear. I received this bottle from SpiritBeautyLounge to review, but I have since ordered three more colors, Blue Eyed Brunette, Hula Girl Rose, and Hardy Water Lily. I’ll let you know how those work out.

Update: Here are pictures of Blue Eyed Brunette and Hula Girl Rose.

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Photo of toes by ~Trish

Priti is available at SpiritBeautyLounge for $12.50 a bottle. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date on their frequent free shipping and discount codes.

Disclosure: SpiritBeautyLounge provided me with Chelsea Star for this review. The opinons in this review are my own. I was not financially compensated for this review or any other.