Posts Tagged 'Nail polish'

Lincoln Park 2.0

In the vein of Amazon – if you like this you’d love…..(the suspense is killing you, isnt it)…. OPI Black Cherry Chutney!

I was at the cutest nail place ever last night – MiniLuxe on Newbury St. in Boston (more on this later) and as I was meandering around Lincoln Park the woman about to do my nails was extremely aggressively pushing me toward the Black Cherry Chutney. I was really wondering what her deal was and why she wanted me to get it so bad.  It was quite strange really. But, I said whatever, it was a free mani, make this cute yet aggressive little lady happy and try it out.

Well, now I know why she was pushing me so hard. She really did have my best interests at heart. ITS THE BEST! Its one of those colors that has kind of a shiny sheen in the bottle, which I ALWAYS shy away from. This gal knew her stuff.  OPI describes it as a black/red but it does come out deep purple-y/burgundy and has that really dark effect. What I didnt realize is that sheen doesnt make it look tacky – it makes it look extra-laquered once you layer on the top coat. GENIUS!  She told me after my nails were done that most gals who used to go Lincoln Park go Black Cherry Chutney. DUH…why didnt you tell me that when you were creepily insisting I use it?

In any event, she was a mastermind of the mani and my nails look more than fab. If you like Lincoln Park this is a guaranteed winner.  And if you are of the home manicure persuasion, you can get this at Amazon new for $5.25. Hope you like it as much as I do!

Click her to get Black Cherry Chutney at Amazon.


Spring has not sprung, but lets just pretend

Today is unseasonably warm in Boston (it was 50 degrees on my porch this a.m.) and I happened upon an ad for Essie’s new spring line on the train whilst reading my In Style mag this morning which gave me a flutter of spring fever! Yes, I know its two months away but I will take any little sign its coming. I am completely intrigued by this new line, “The Art of Spring” – ESPECIALLY van d’go and pop art pink. I am not sure if these are in salon’s yet but you best be thinking I will look for it when I go for a mani on Saturday. Has anyone tried these yet? If so, let us know what you think!

(Van d’go and pop art pink, respectively. Images courtesy of

Holiday hotness

I have totally been slacking on my pimping this week with the blog.  Its been so busy at work, it was my birthday, my husband’s birthday, my mom’s birthday and I had a Charity event on Thursday. Just tons going on, which I am sure everyone can related to this time of year! The good news is that my fun Charity event led me to a new gorgeous discovery!

A colleague of mine was sweet enough to take me and my team from work out for mani’s to get dolled up for our event on Thursday. I was rocking a pretty fun look as the invite called for “Creative Black Tie”. I wore a dress with kind of a tutu skirt and a fun, funky, silver sequined head band. I was all black and sparkles so wanted something a little goth & dark on my nails to work with the look.

O.P.I.’s new holiday collection was just what the doctor ordered! I tried Sapphire in the Snow and I absolutely LOOOOOVE IT! In dimly lit settings it just looks glossy and purple-y black, sort of like Lincoln Park. But in the light, you can see its a beautiful deep blue/purple. It’s the perfect little tweak for any gal who likes the dark look and wants to spice it up a bit for the holidays. I will be seriously bummed if this one doesn’t make the cut on an ongoing basis. It’s really that good. I guess I will just have to pray to Santa that it’s an everlasting color, or stock pile some to bring with me for mani’s!