Jan 26, 2011

God Bless Texas - and OPI

There is such a thing as nail polish gods. On February 2 (NEXT WEEK), OPI will be releasing it's new TEXAS collection!! A sweet friend (thanks, Molly!) turned me on to this magical news, and I'm psyched!

The OPI geniuses have broken into my brain (again) and coupled one of my all-time favorite pass times with my all-time favorite place - home, sweet home. Here's a look at all the colors (sorry for the kind of crappy photo quality):

San Tan-tonio – The Perfect Honey Tan
Y’all Come Back Ya Hear? – Texan Tangerine
Guy Meets Gal-veston – “Engaging” Coral
Big Hair… Big Nails - Rosy Blush
I Vant To Be A-Lone Star - Starry Silver-Blue
It’s Totally Fort Worth It – Shimmering Lavender Grey
Austin-tatious Turquoise – Bodacious Blue Green
Don’t Mess With OPI - Lean, mean kick-grass Green
Too Hot Pink to Hold ‘Em - A hot pink winning hand
Do You Think I’m Tex-y – A ‘berry’ sexy shade
Houston We Have A Purple - Galactic violet
Suzi Loves Cowboys
– Rich campfire chocolate

At first glance, I'll definitely be picking up It's Totally Fort Worth It and San Tan-tonio. They aren't my favorite in the collection, but they're the only ones that I don't already have something similar. (Manfriend is cringing reading that.) Is that wrong?

On another, unrelated manicure note, tomorrow I've made myself an appointment to get am Axxium Gel Lacquer manicure.
It's a cross between a traditional manicure and acrylic nails. It's not tips of any sort, just a polish treatment that allegedly lasts super long (my dream come true) - 2 weeks and beyond! This is a bigtime treat for me. As much as I love colorful nail polish I almost NEVER get manicures, mostly because of the expense, but also because it infuriates me when I screw up a nail job that I've paid someone to do. So, in preparation for my upcoming vacation (2. freaking. days.), I'm treating myself so I won't have to drag along my fancy nails supplies. I'm worried I'm going to like it too much. Have any of you tried it out? Any thoughts/reviews?

Thanks for stickin' with me through this nail color odyssey. Try not to judge me, I think about crap like this all the time. And believe me, this is news.

PS: Don't forget to come back for Friday's Newsflash blog hop! Still shootin' for five sweet participants! 


  1. Love those new colors. I might have to stop and get me a bottle of Guy Meets Gal-veston. Early birthday present to me? I think so.

  2. I've been getting gel lacquer for awhile now and I LOVE it. A must-do for dark polishes. Looks great the first week, OK the second, and can scrape by with a third with some maintenance. Only downside is you (allegedly) have to return to the salon for removal, so if they look ratty, you are screwed.

  3. I love those colors! I am going have to have to get some.

  4. ummm LOVE the new OPI collection! I hadn't heard about it so thanks for sharing! anddd I've never had a manicure like that so please let us know how it goes!

  5. I am stoked. And it's refreshing to see two Houston area towns represented! I live between Houston and Galveston so that makes me happy! And I like those two colors - even better! I've had a few gel manicures, though not axxium. It's called Shellac. I LOVE it. But the only way to get it off on your own is with pure acetone or go back to the salon. That's the only downside.


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