I didn't have anything in mind except for You Don't Know Jacques, so everything else was an impulsive buy.. much more fun that way!
|opi - you don't know jacques|
From Essie's Winter 2010 collection, I got Smokin' Hot. I was interested in the Hot Coco color too, but I think brownish taupey colors look kind of weird on my skin (sad, because I really love OPI's Over The Taupe).
|essie - smokin' hot|
From Zoya's Wicked collection (I think Fall 2010), I got Edyta. Sooo pretty.. I've been into all types of greens lately.. Essie's Sew Psyched, and OPI's Glow Up Already from the Burlesque collection (so pretty, but such a pain to take off).
|zoya - edyta|
|opi - glow up already|
Also picked up Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees from OPI's Espana Collection for my friend who wanted something like Zoya's Kelly.. Kelly was out but I thought SSitP was kind of close. It seems to be bit darker and a little shimmery. Hope she likes it!
|opi - suzi skis in the pyrenees|
|zoya - kelly|
|suzi skis in the pyrenees - kelly - smokin' hot (with flash)|
Oops, Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees looks pretty different from Kelly here. I've seen them compared to each other though, on a blog, and on the nails it doesn't look too different.
As you can probably tell I've been really loving dark colors lately. I'm super pale.. so I think that's why it looks good on me. The contrast perhaps.
By the way, there's an OPI app for the iPhone - it's pretty cool! You can scroll through all their colors (even the ones in new collections) and adjust the skin tone of the hand on the screen to match your own.
-Zoya retails for $7, OPI around $8-9?, Essie for $8 ... or if you're lucky, find an awesomeee nail supply store near you that carries it for much less ... like $4-5 each! :)
-OPI iPhone app, free.