As of March 1st, my nail polish roster switched up and became full of lighter, more feminine shades, as opposed to the dark, brooding shades of the Winter. Even though it’s still very much Winter here, I was DONE with the heavy colors – which I love so much at the beginning of the season, but which start to seem oppressive as the Winter drags on. I haven’t picked up many new Spring shades, interestingly – I find a lot of them aren’t what I consider traditional Spring colors and don’t really pique my interest right now. I’m finding that I’m actually delving into my old shades from past years to get the lighthearted gratification I need. Today’s color is from OPI’s France collection, Parlez-vous OPI? – a muted plum that somehow has a brightness to it. This is one of my favorite shades to wear – it looks great on my skintone, and I actually find it suits almost every season. In the last photo you can see that depending on the light it can take on a more murky tone.Ahh, it brings me such happiness :) This is two coats, although it was *nearly* a one-coater. My bottle is slightly thick as I received this in a swap and so it’s been used a bit. Nonetheless, if you are patient you can get this to go on no problem. The color for me is totally worth the little bit of effort to apply. I have applied a top coat here so it’s not naturally this glossy – though close. Not much else to say about it – I lurrrve it!
On another (nail polish related) note, check out my new storage doohickey for my polish! Don’t laugh (I know some of you have oodles more bottles than I do and probably think this is oh-so-quaint lol) – I really wanted to have something that displayed some polishes too, and not just hide them all away. This seems perfect to me!Notice I have all my pretty Spring shades in the top compartments?
I picked this up at Oddjects – a little kitschy store full of odds and ends in home decor. Unfortunately, smarty-pants here didn’t think to look if the bottom drawer would be high enough for my polish – only very short bottles (think Chanel or Essie) can fit upright; the rest are too tall :( I’m a bit concerned about having them laying down, but I made sure to screw all the caps on tight and I’ll check them periodically, just to be safe. In the meantime, doesn’t it look pretty? Small stash or no, I like that I can see my pretties sitting there for all to see!
What do you think of Parlez-vous? I read today that crazy shades of nail polish are on their way out – do you believe that statement? And in what way have you chosen to store your polish?