Monday, December 24, 2012

12 Days of Favorite Nail Colors from Jamie and Katie: OPI Tickle My France-Y and Sephora by OPI 212-Sephora

Some people's beauty obsessions are obvious early in life. For my best friend, Katie Reed, and me, it was definitely nail polish. We've been in love with cool, bold colors since the early 90's -- we used to trade them back and forth while sitting in our high school hallways before class. For the next 12 days, we'll be bringing you some of our favorites in what we're calling 12 Days of Favorite Nail Colors.

We've come to the end of our 12 day feature! I hope you've enjoyed reading about all of Katie's and my favorite nail polishes as much as we enjoyed bringing them to you. And now, without further adieu, here are our final two!

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Jamie: OPI Tickle My France-Y tickled my inner nail polish lover as soon as I got it on my nails for the very first time. I was actually surprised that I loved this color as much as I did, since in the bottle it didn't look like much. But on the nails ... well, that's a different story altogether. It looks like just another basic nude, but depending on the light it can be mauve, pink, taupe, even lilac. I wore it to a black-tie wedding once and don't think I've ever received so many compliments on my nails, even when I've done crazy nail art! OPI Tickle My France-Y was originally released with the France Collection back in 2008, which is still one of my favorite nail polish collections to date -- mainly because of this polish which I've bought and re-bought and re-bought!
OPI Tickle My France-Y retails for $8.50 at

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Katie: Sephora by OPI 212-Sephora is what I refer to as a junk polish. It's got a little bit of everything going on, which I usually consider to be a bad thing. Junk polishes frequently have some elements that only show up very few nails, or get stuck in the bottle and really just never show up. In summary: junk polishes = good in the bottle, cruddy on the nail. But 212-Sephora bucks that trend, because all of that awesomeness in the bottle? It all comes out to play on your nails! It has a semi-sheer, smoky grey base, and is loaded with gold microglitter, holographic silver glitter and reddish-copper flakies. This color was released by Sephora to represent the glamour and grit of New York City, and I totally agree. Just like the sometimes tarnished grandeur of the Big Apple, 212-Sephora is some truly glamorous "junk."
Sephora by OPI 212-Sephora retails for $9.50 at

1 comment:

  1. I like the second one. I like dark shades and this is one of my favorite. Really nice!!