OPI Polishes

Friday, February 15, 2008

Yipee! Hubby will be making a trip to USA early next month and had asked for my shopping list. Top on my list are some OPI nail lacquers that I have been eyeing for some time. I bought my first few bottles of OPI polishes through an overseas spree and they were so much cheaper than getting them at a local nail salon. However, if Hubby were to help me buy from USA, I can save up on the freight cost.

I just have a thing for OPI nail polishes. After I tried my first bottle, I have been a loyal fan of this brand. I just so love how smoothly the lacquer goes over my nails. Gone were the days of fretting over streaky painted nails and the hassle of having to redo the nails due to blotched application jobs.

And did I mention what fun names they had for their colours? Check out Smok'n In Havana, Did Someone say PARTY? and Did Suzy Sells Sushi by the Seashore. I love the burgundy shade that Mrs O'Leary's BBQ and Malaga Wine give. Dulce de Leche is a neutral shade that is great for normal everyday wear.

I do already have two bottles of reds but I am looking for a fiery red one and I am deciding between An Affair In Red Square or OPI Red. I heard that the latter is the colour that SIA stewardesses are made to wear on their nails. I also want another creamy deep coral for days when I want to be less dramatic. So for this, I am contemplating Kreme de la Kremlin. And just the other day, I saw someone with a fantastic shade of lilac-grey on her toes. I did not think to ask her what shade was that but it seems close to Chicago Champagne Toast.

Browsing the OPI website is dangerous. Most of the colours are so nice and wearable that I am easily tempted to buy more than what I had planned to. So after a few days of mulling over the choices, I have finally settled on the above few colours and will probably make a decision on the red one in another day or so. And in the meantime, I shall not visit the website again lest I add more shades to the shopping list.

Control, control, control thy self.....