I've become a little obsessed with nail polish. I always keep my toes painted when it's warm out but I haven't been one to do my finger nails, until recently. What sparked this love of polish? Well:
- It's an inexpensive splurge, unless you like pricey Chanel or Dior polishes. I'm perfectly happy with cheaper polishes so I can afford more bottles.
- I love color and nail polish comes in every shade, hue and shimmer imaginable.
- Giving yourself a mani/pedi or going to a professional for the royal treatment is a wonderful way to relax and take care of yourself.
OPI's France collection is making a big splash amongst polish lovers. I picked up Parlez-vous OPI?, a dusty, grayish, lavender shade. It looks primarily lavender on my skin tone but it looks more gray on others. Gray is huge for fall but if you don't want to wear a straight gray shade, a dusty color like Parlez-vous OPI? might suit you well. And if you're wearing a lot of gray clothing, a shade like this complements the overall look without becoming too monotone.
Another popular shade from the collection is You Don't Know Jacques, which can only be described as a brownish-gray, like wet cement. I tried it on in ULTA and didn't love it but after seeing pictures of it on other people, I'm starting to think I might need it. It's a very unusual, yet sophisticated shade that looks fantastic on short nails.
You can see swatches of the full France collection on Scrangie's blog here. You can find the France collection and other polishes super cheap at Head2Toe Beauty. I've ordered from them very recently and everything came securely packaged and the prices can't be beat.