I normally tend to stick with pretty neutral colors of nail polish, pretty much because I'm lazy and neutral colors don't show as much when they start chipping, haha. However, I was drawn to this essie St. Lucia Lilac color because it was an unique shade of purple without being too crazy. Plus, I found it at Bed Bath and Beyond, so I could buy it with a 20% off coupon, woo!
I've tried this shade for both a manicure and a pedicure - while both looked great on, I'm finding that I like it better as a pedicure shade. It takes a few coats (I think I did three) for it to get that fully opaque look, and lasted much longer as a pedicure. I really like this shade also because it makes your skin look tanner against it, haha. I'd definitely recommend this polish as a fun summer "sherbert"-y theme color!