Sunday, July 3, 2011

Job Envy

If you have naturally ugly fingers and toes like I do, you already know what a lifesaver nail polish is. While I love that pretty pops of color on my hands and feet take the spotlight off of my flaws, my very favorite thing about nail polish is found on the bottom of the bottle.

Whose job is it to come up with the color names for OPI, for Essie, for NARS, for MAC, for Chanel? I want this job. I want to baptize nail polishes for a living.

Red isn't just red. It's wife goes on red or charged-up cherry. Blue isn't just blue. It's turquoise and caicos or lapis of luxury. Pink isn't just pink. It's pistol-packin' pink or pink me I'm good.

When we splurge and get manicures/pedicures, I have just as much fun reading the nail polish names as I do relaxing in the chair with warm towels on my legs.

Here's a look at some of the colors that I wish I had in my collection at home:

On My Wish List

(First row, from left to right)
1. OPI's Last Friday Night
2. Chanel's Nouvelle Vague
3. Essie's Fruit Sangria
4. OPI's Pinking of You
5. Essie's Pretty Edgy

(Second row, from left to right)
1. Sephora by OPI's Caliente Coral
2. Essie's Looking for Love
3. OPI's Gargantuan Green Grape
4. Sephora by OPI's Looks Like Rain Dear
5. NARS's Jungle Red


  1. ohh I want green grape!! I have job envy too. I suppose the grass is always greener on the other side though, right?

  2. just to warn you, last friday night is a huuuge letdown; instead of a jolt of electric blue, the color/translucency that comes out is sadly akin to cinderella's ball gown.