After spending a girly weekend up at my version of the Hamptons (Te Horo), I found myself marvelling at the amazingness of OPI. For those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about, you're in for a valuable lesson. OPI is probably the best nail polish brand out there. It's the polish that other brands look up to, one that has great colours, witty names, a reasonable price and most importantly, durability. I've used many different nail polishes in my time but none measure up: MAC - great colour, but lasts for two seconds; Chanel - gorgeous but who can afford?; Napoleon - lacking in a wide variety of colours; plus many more brands that aren't worth naming here.
Even the basic colours are amazing - I've outlined some of my favourites below. Bastille My Heart is a beautifully rich burgundy, perfect for spring & autumn. I've heard that you're meant to wear darker colours in the colder months and brighter colours in the warmer months, but I think this is up to the individual. Sometimes you need a pop of brights on your nails to make the winter less dull (or work less blah). This colour is a recent purchase of mine, one that I affectionately refer to as the blood colour. Below is another classic, ElePhantastic Pink. This actually looks quite different to the colour in the image below, think hot hot pink, rather than corally. The perfect colour for tanned little feet! The last is OPI's Breast Cancer polish for 2009 (oh OPI, you charitable thing you). Pink of Hearts is a pretty light pink colour, one which I've just ordered from my OPI dealer.
Image Source - Done Out in Deco, Russian Navy (Matte) & Lincoln Park After Dark (Suede) - www.opi.com
Image Source: Russian Navy (Matte) - http://www.suzisbeautyblog.com/
I also discovered yesterday that OPI have teamed up with Dell (another brand I also LOVE), to make laptops which match your nail polish - how cool!!! I personally have a Dell (a pretty pink one) but one of these would be oh so chic...what will they think of next?