Saturday, January 29, 2011

J'adore OPI

If I can't be a country western singer when I grow up, I want to pick the names for OPI Nail Polish. Wouldn't that be a blast?

I'm slightly obsessed with nail polish. I have oodles of bottles in one of my bathroom drawers. I organize them by color. Yep. I do! To me, nail polish has the ability to transform an outfit.

Christmas stockings are a big deal in our family. ELC is super creative. She usually has "themes." She starts hunting months before the big day for the perfect little goodies. The stockings are my favorite part of the gift exchange. No matter what the theme, I ALWAYS get nail polish – fun and festive shades to add to my collection. ELC collects diet books. I collect nail polish.

I thought I would share a few of my favorites. ELC taught me never to judge a book by its cover. Turns out, I am judgmental. I pick my bottles of Pinot Grigio solely based on whether or not they have a cute, pretty, or funny label. And nine times out of ten, I pick my polish by whether or not it has a sassy or sweet name (that... and whether or not it has glitter... I always gravitate towards the glittery polish).


image via TLC's snazzy new camera from her hubby

1. I'm Not Really a Waitress

The quintessential red. This is definitely my go-to shade. It's perfection in a little glass bottle. And the name is a riot. Wouldn't you love to know its background and how it got its moniker? It has just the right amount of glittery shine. Great for "everyday" wear.

2. You Don't Know Jacques!

This is a classic taupe-y grey (the "chic" way of spelling gray!). And the name cracks me up. A little risqué, no? This is from their France collection. It's a great shade for the fall and winter. A perfect way to accessorize a plum, chocolate brown or emerald green outfit.

3. Jade Is the New Black

This little beauty made its way into my stocking this year. I'm loving it! It's from the Hong Kong Collection. For those that watched the Golden Globes this year, did you notice all of the emerald dresses? Apparently it really IS the new black. Love. Love. Love.

4. Bubble Bath

My FAVORITE creamy white. Best shade for manicures. Accentuates any bling you might be wearing on that ring finger! I'm not generally a bubble bath-er (TMI?), but I love the idea of them. Just relaxing and soaking away all of that yucky stress. Marvelous!

5. Vodka & Caviar

DELISH! Great holiday red. This girl loves her some vodka. There's the most fabulous Italian restaurant in Austin called North (Thanks, Aunt Trisha, for introducing us to this absolutely YUMMO place!). They concoct these ah-MAZING cocktails made with Belvedere, rosemary, club soda, and fresh raspberries. O. M. GOSH. But I digress. Not so much a fan of caviar, but doesn't it just scream fancy? We all know fancy equals fabulous, right?

I could go on and on and on about OPI and their ingenuity. What are some of your favorite shades? Please do tell! I'm always looking to add to my collection.

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