Meeting Beyoncé With Our Best Foot Forward
With sandal-wearing season officially under way, we’ve become much more diligent about our pedicures of late. Full disclosure: We actually went completely bare for the entire winter, opting for natural buffing jobs over bright toes. But last week, pre-Coachella, we chose a neon melon shade from OPI’s Hong Kong collection called A Good Man-darin Is Hard to Find (it’s funny because it’s true—on both counts; a good orange varnish is nearly as impossible to sleuth out as a suitable significant other). And thank goodness we upped the ante; around 5 p.m. on Friday, it all paid off when we found ourselves in a pair of green patent-leather sandals standing right next to one Beyoncé Knowles, who, also clad in sandals, was showcasing a metallic burgundy pedi (her nails were completely Minx’d out). It’s a little bit of a blur, but we’re pretty sure the conversation went like this:
BC: Nice pedicure.
BK: I like yours, too.
Did you get that? Beyoncé, a.k.a Sasha Fierce, a.k.a. Mrs. Jay Z, a.k.a. the most amazing live performer of our time, said she liked OUR pedicure. Needless to say, it has inspired us to stay the brighter-than-bright course. Milani’s New Neon collection and Chanel’s summer pastels are currently on our short list, but there’s another color combo we’re dying to try that we thought we’d share with you as well. We’re calling it the Philip Lim pedicure, as it was featured backstage at Lim’s Fall show. It requires two coats of CND’s Creamy Cameo (an opaque peach) finished off with a French tip in Gold Chrome. That should really wow Ms. Knowles if and when we meet again.
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