Confession of a Nail-aholic

October 20, 2011

Good evening dahlings! Hope you’re having a great week! When trying to decide what nail polish to get yesterday, I had noticed that many of the advertisements in fashion magazines have models wearing gray nail polish and I love the way it goes with so many colors. It's understated but bold at the same time…it’s not quite as big of a statement as wearing black nails but more than wearing a neutral shade.  A perfect fall shade...

However, to obtain such a perfect fall shade...I had to do something unthinkable. Something I've never done before. Something I never thought I would do. Dear readers, I have a confession to make….



I betrayed OPI.

I know, it was a big deal and I hope OPI will forgive me…but I was on a mission to rock a gray shade and I had one in particular in mind: Essie’s Power Clutch.

Oh Essie, I guess I will blame it on the cute name, adorbs bottle (I love the white lid and the square shape), and gorgeous shade that persuaded me to betray OPI. I can't say I regret it, but my heart will always belong to OPI.

The display in ULTA: why did you have to be so tempting, Essie?

So let me explain another reason I was SO tempted by this color and the Essie Fall Collection in general. First of all, Essie’s Fall Collection 2011 was inspired by handbags. As I read in the article "Duchess Kate Inspired Fall Nail Colors", the founder of Essie, Essie Weingarten, said this nail polish line was inspired by the one and only gorgeous Kate Middleton. Essie was inspired by a certain black clutch bag that Kate wore on her first visit to the US which really made her outfit stand out. As Essie said, "Every woman holds very close to her bag and it speaks volumes about what she's wearing." SO TRUE! What’s not to love about a nail polish line inspired by handbags AND Kate Middleton (another possible reason for my OPI betrayal, I'm slightly obsessed with handbags AND Duchess Kate)?! I couldn’t resist the gorgeous colors so I not only bought ONE but TWO shades before my nail appointment yesterday: a gray shade for my finger nails “Power Clutch” (described by essie.com as being a “deep gray-green”) and a deep burgundy color “Carry On” for my toes. I loved the way both turned out!

Power Clutch

Carry On
Essie made my gray nail dreams come true! Sorry OPI.

So whose side are you on?? OPI's or Essie's?? Or another nail polish brand?? Leave me a comment below and tell me your fave nail polish brands!!! Thank you oh so much for reading!!!


Xoxo,
Ashley




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