I’ve always had this secret – let’s call it a “feeling” – that I am a queen who was unjustly dethroned and will one day be crowned again. I even have a collection of tiaras, training size to Miss America, in my closet to attest to this fact. You can then imagine my delight that upon my latest trip to the nail salon, I discovered the 2011 Miss Universe collection of nail polish by OPI. OPI, and Nicole by OPI, are my favorite nail polish brands, and they never disappoint.
This particular collection is unsurpassed in shine and wow-factor. The one I decided on is a divine clear polish containing silver glitter & flecks of silver foil “confetti.” When applied over a coat of the solid bright silver color called “Dazzle,” the effect creates a look like Minx nails but without the high price tag. The color is called – get ready – “Crown Me Already!” I not only loved the fact of the name containing the word “crown”, as the mere mention of the word makes me tingle, but that the lady it was named for is apparently impatient to be crowned. I can relate. ;) Just from the title alone, it seemed we were destined to be united, just as I am destined to one day be reunited with my throne. *Sigh* Until then, I will console myself with having the coolest nails in the kingdom.
Metsy & I are always on the hunt for the perfect nail colors to complement our ever-growing collection of cocktail rings. One afternoon while out running errands, we came across this slightly-rocker, decidedly chic take on the grey trend for this season.
I picked up the bottle and was mesmerized by the fabulicious combo of metallic, and blueish-grey liquid calling out to my fingertips. I have tried a couple of grey shades before, but usually my hands looked like they had just been pumped full of formaldehyde and were just waiting for the Lily bouquet to be placed in my rigor mortis grip. This, on the other hand, (pardon the pun;)), is very flattering to most skin tones, and would look ah-mazing with the BCBG knuckle rings we love. This is one of my picks for the season, and will be as much a staple as my signature colossus cocktail rings.
Sally Hansen Hard as Nails X-treme Wear Nail Color in Gunmetal. Available at Target or online at CVS.com ($2.24). (PS – The ring is from Target too!)
I wanted to get silver foil Minx nails for my vacay to Bermuda, but you know how crazy things get before leaving for a vacation (and how much money is flying out the wallet). Instead of trying to track down someone to do a silver foil Minx pedi, I decided to grab this silvery metallic nail polish from Sally Hansen during a last minute Target run. It is a happy, bright sparkly silver instead of some of the duller, metallic greys I’ve seen.
This polish – called Celeb City – is awesome. Not only did it give me the silver “robot toes” look I wanted, but it lasted through afternoons at the pool and salty beaches and endless days in sandals… for a total of 5 weeks! That is Xtreme wear indeed!
Yes! Get your own silver robot toes: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Hard As Nails polish in Celeb City at CVS ($2.99). Tip – Use a high-gloss top coat to really get the silver shine.