Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sophistication Sundays - OPI Stranger Tides

My sophistication muse, Audrey Hepburn

Sophistication Sundays will revolve around my favorite beauty finds, techniques, fashion trends and anything else "pretty" that catches my eye. I look forward to sharing these ideas with you and hope to hear your suggestions and feedback as well! I am no expert at beauty or fashion by any means but perhaps that will make my thoughts more relatable. Simply put, I'm just a girly-girl navigating my way through the fabulous finds I come across.

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Well I have to start out by once again thanking everyone for their patience in the midst of another hiatus. I'm telling you, working full time while getting your master's degree can result in periods of high stress and little time. Needless to say, I'm back for a little S.S. installment and am happy to report on one of my FAVORITE subjects: nail polish :)



With the release of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, OPI released a special collection complete with lovely pale shades and as always, clever names. Since I simply cannot afford to purchase every darling shade I settled for the mini lacquer set:




My favorite shade out of the mini set was without a doubt, Stranger Tides.


Now as usual the photos released by OPI are not always true to the color that ends up on your nails. This picture makes the lacquer look more gray than its true sage-green color of Stranger Tides.


The shade seems comparable (but lighter) to Essie's "Da Bush" (which I haven't seen anywhere in stores) and slightly grayer and darker than Essie's "Shore Thing."


Either way, I love the look of it. The color is a great neutral and brings a little something different to the table besides the typical pink or beige neutral shades. What do you think?


What is your go-to nail color this summer? Are you crazy like me and let it bother you when your toe nail color clashes with with your shoes? ;) (Okay this really only happens if my toes are hot pink and I'm wearing red shoes...)

Have a GREAT week.

~Christi


1 comment:

Melissa said...

love stranger tides but I like da bush even more : ) I just found a whole display at my Ulta (and based on how many they had left, I think the display was new!) da bush is definitely darker and little bit more blue based!

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