Monday, July 18, 2011
Nail Polish Lust with a Bieber Twist
Warning: Bits of rambling in this post! Sorry ahead of time that I am so rambly. What is wrong me? :)
Before I hit my 20s I would say I was in LOVE with nail polish in addition to all of my favorite cosmetics. I wore every color possible. I remember that was one thing my parents didn't have rules about, unlike makeup on my face, which I wasn't allowed to wear out of the house as fully as I wanted to until I hit around 14. Anyway, I had a pretty impressive collection of polishes. I even had these super fun ones that were lightly tinted and had glitter and a SCENT that I'd picked up on one of our family trips to Hawaii. Loved those.
As I've gotten older, for some reason I started to lean more towards french manicures on my fingers, and crazy, wildness on my toes. It wasn't intentional or conscious, just this weird shift I made. I've been finding myself more and more looking for colors that jump out at me and make me thing--oh my gosh that would look amazing on my hands. I usually think--oh my gosh that would be so hot on my toes! Anyway, I have a much younger sister (well actually quite a few much younger siblings since I'm the oldest of 8 and my parents weren't going to have any more after my younger brother then 7 years later *BOOM* 6 more kids), and this one in particular is interested in makeup and cosmetics the way I was at her age. She has inherited quite an impressive selection of makeup from me (MAC to Too Faced and everything in between) and I always tend to get her makeup-related gifts at her birthday and Christmas to increase her collection.
Anyway, she is in that stage where she LOVES nail polish. The wackier the better. She's into crazy colors on multiple fingers and even panting adorable little designs or pictures on her nails. She's quite artistic. She babysits for me when the hubs and I go out and since we're old and crotchety (not really but I guess I'm kind of boring compared to what I was in my early 20's haha) we went out recently and ended up at Target after eating and getting coffee. We had intended to see the new Harry Potter but it was beyond full and I hate crowded theaters (I have bad claustrophobia I push through and it usually goes unnoticed, but that kind of bothers me). So there we were at Target and there I was making my poor husband go up and down every aisle in the beauty section, to his quiet dismay. I don't buy a lot of "drugstore makeup". This is largely due to the fact that I'm super picky about ingredients and I have fairly sensitive skin. I've just not find much that A. works well B. has all natural or mostly natural ingredients and C. works as well as my other stuff. As I mentioned in my last post I have been DYING for OPI black shatter nail polish. I went to the nail polish section in Target and they had OPI, no shatter! I was very disappointed, but I kept browsing through anyway. A few polishes jumped out at me and I noticed that Nicole by OPI had a Justin Bieber themed line. My younger sister is in her early teens and very Bieber-lusty. I love Usher, she loves Bieber, what can you do? Anyway, I thought it would be a pretty nice tip to add to her babysitting money if I nabbed her one of the polishes.
These aren't cheap by the way. Nicole by OPI was $7.19 a bottle at the Target I was at. After going over all of the nail polishes I was strangely drawn to the ones with the fairly large foil hearts in it for her, but (and this is kind of sad to admit I did this) I tried two in the store and could only get 1 or 2 hearts at most out of the bottle on the brush. Then I noticed this fabulous bottle of polish that looked almost like bright liquid mercury . Give Me the First Dance is probably one of the best silvers I've ever seen in a bottle. Not only was it as silver as it gets, it wasn't grainy or glittery like many silvers I've seen. It literally looked like fluid silver. I had to get it and I did.
After giving it to her she immediately read my mind and started applying it. I was MORE impressed seeing it go on her nails than I was looking at it in the bottle. I'm talking, IMPRESSED. Maybe I'm nuts, but this silver had me at hello! Is is seriously amazing. It's not matte and it's definitely metallic (being silver and all) but it is so smooth and silvery. Ugh! I would wear this on my hands AND toes! You may see it/try it and think--what was she raving about? But all I can say is if you're looking for an amazing silver nail polish this is it. My sister said the Justin Beiber line of OPI polishes raises money for Pencils of Promise, which raises awareness and support for educational programs for developing countries. I'm a little embarrassed to say my first OH MY GOSH GOTTA HAVE IT nail polish was a Justin Bieber one, but I like it so much that I will risk the humiliation to share it with you ;) Nicole by OPI is like many of the OPI polishes and free of DBP, Toluene, and Formaldehyde. If you're not familiar with these crazy ingredients they're the 3 ingredients most health-conscious polishes steer clear from.
Have you seen the Justin Bieber Nicole by OPI polishes? What do you think?
Oh by the way, these have the new obnoxiously wide brush that I hate, but I can forgive them when the color is this fabulous! This is available at Target, Ulta, and lots of places online. See the full line on ULTA.