Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Favorite Nail Polishes

I've quickly come to realize that over the past 3 months I've developed a bad obsession with nail polish. Before, I was always a french mani kind of girl, au naturale. But lately I've found myself shopping for the latest fabulous color to take into the salon. This does help when a nail chips, I can repaint and extand the life of my mani. Thus I'm really saving money in the long run, right?!?! Nevertheless I love a good mani/pedi. It's a cheaper alternative to having a monthly spa day. So I thought I'd share some of my favorite polishes with you. Wink wink, polishes make great stocking stuffers!

I'm really into these two colors for the fall/winter and the past three times I've gotten a mani/pedi I've had her put the same color back on, "Lincoln Park After Dark." "We'll Always Have Paris" is a very close second.

Can we say someone needs a manicure, ahem trim! Please excuse those nails, this color looks really good on anything but claws!

We'll Always Have Paris - this is VERY close to Lincoln Park except it has a bit more of a red/maroon tint to it.

My sis was wearing You Don't Know Jacques at Thanksgiving and I really loved it. It's a great neutral brown, not too dark, not too light. I think I might have to snatch this one.

And my favorite natural, perfect pink, is Bubble Bath.

On a recent trip into Trade Secret I learned that OPI is now offering "Matte" colors. Have any of you used these or seen them? I tried a few samples in the store, because a lot of the glossy colors are also offered in matte and I hated them. I thought they looked like absolute poo. No offense, to anyone who likes them. Apparently these are all the latest rage, however, I just don't get it. Feel free to enlighten me. Here's a few mattes that OPI has.

This is the matte version of Lincoln Park After Dark! Yick!

Here's an article I found explaining the latest fad of matte polishes.

What are some of your favorite nail colors??


  1. There is no end to my love of OPI polishes!

  2. OPI is all I will wear. I don't think I am a fan of the matte finish.

  3. I love "We'll Always Have Paris." OPI has the best names. :) PS. I just saw "The Baby Sleep Solution" on your bookshelf. That book changed my life, I swear. I saw it in Border's when my oldest was a few weeks old and I thought I would die if I didn't sleep soon. I didn't follow her plan exactly, but having a schedule worked wonders with both of my girls and had them sleeping through the night MUCH sooner than my friends' babies....