When I used to treat myself to manicures frequently (before I could no longer justify the cost) this was the colour I would always ask for. It’s a gorgeous deep shade of red with a very subtle hint of shimmer to it and I’d say it’s probably my all-time favourite red nail polish. You can pick up OPI’s I’m Not Really A Waitress for $19.95 from Adore Beauty.
The only time I wear glitter nail polish is around the Christmas and New Years holiday period,so when my mum brought me this OPI/Sephora nail polish back from the US I knew it had to be my New Years Eve shade for the year. It took around 3 coats to get an opaque coverage and the colour is a beautiful mix of champagne, rose gold and a soft pewter colour depending on the light.
As with most things in my life, I tend to go through phases with nail polish. Sometimes I go for weeks on end wearing the same shade sometimes nothing at all. Other times I like to mix it up and can wear 2 or three shades a week. Sometimes I watch 5 seasons of the X Files in a row and become obsessed with finding the perfect neutral shade of polish à la Dana Scully, but that is a depressing life story for another day. Here is my current nail polish collection, and how I store it.
Poshe Super-fast Drying Topcoat, OPI Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous, OPI My Chihuahua Bites!, OPI Yes… I Can-Can!, OPI Gettin’ Miss Piggy With It and OPI Off With Her Red!.
OPI Russian Navy, OPI Big Apple Red, OPI Koala Bear-y, OPI Charged Up Cherry, OPI Bubble Bath and OPI I’m Not Really A Waitress.
Essie Mademoiselle, Essie Little Brown Dress, Essie Pink Parka, Essie Strawberry Sorbet, Essie Van D’Go and Essie Haute As Hello.
Essie Funny Face, Essie Merino Cool, Essie Pansy, Essie Boat House, Essie Angora Cardi and Essie After Sex.
Essie Tart Deco, Essie Too Too Hot, Essie Fiesta, Sephora by OPI Call Your Mother, Sephora by OPI How Cute Is That? and Sephora by OPI Charge It!.
Sephora by OPI Metro Chic, Sephora by OPI Casting Call, Sephora by OPI Brunette On The Internet, Sephora by OPI Screen Test, Sephora by OPI Meet For Drinks and Sephora by OPI Cover Me In Petals.
Face Of Australia Flaming Lava, Face Of Australia White Gold, Face Of Australia Foxy Roxy, Bloom Zooey and Bloom Flamingo Sands.
b Collection by Bloom Seychelles, b Collection by Bloom Santorini, b Collection by Bloom Marrakesh, b Collection by Bloom Barcelona, b Collection by Bloom Cannes and China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy.
Mecca Audrey, Mecca Violenta, Mecca Jessica, Mecca Rosaline, Mecca Perdita and Mecca Couture.
I store my nail polish in acrylic cutlery drawers that I found in Big W. I sort them by brand rather than by shade because I’m more familiar with what I own brand-wise than what I have within a certain colour range. I’m considering doing a series of weekly posts where I wear every single shade that I own at least once next year and do a NOTD post for each. Let me know if that is something you would be interested in!
As you can probably tell from the picture above, I have a rather particular palette when it comes to the nail polish colours that I wear in Spring. I opt for light pinks, peaches and purples with the occasional coral shade thrown in for good measure. I picked out my top five favourite nail polish shades for Spring to share with you, and they are: Bloom ‘Flamingo Sands’, Sephora by OPI ‘How Cute Is That?’, Sephora by OPI ‘Casting Call’, b Collection by Bloom ‘Seychelles’ and Essie ‘Nice Is Nice’.
I was looking through my nail polish collection the other day, and this is by far my most worn polish for the Autumn/Winter months. I love it. It has a very slight shimmer to it, which really helps to brighten the deep plum colour. The formulation of these nail polishes is great, and they usually last on my nails for a good 5 days or so before chipping.