Thursday, July 30, 2009

Color My World: Melon of Troy

I love to paint my nails. Rarely will you ever see me without polish on my nails. I have a shoebox sized tupperware container of my nail polishes. Most I have bought, other given to me. Some I "borrowed" from my mom and never gave them back (sorry Momma). I have staple colors that I like to use, mostly from O.P.I. Looooove O.P.I. Not only do they have fun colors, but, woooo, those names! During the winter I rock out with "I'm Not Really a Waitress" or "Lincoln Park at Midnight". The fall usually has me showing that I'm "Smokin' in Havana". When it comes to my summer color, I have been a loyal "Melon of Troy" wearer for at least 3 years. This past May I finally had to retire my bottle because I couldn't scrape anymore out. (Side note: that was the first time I've ever actually seen an empty nail polish bottle. Normally I just throw them out when they get all goopy.)

Anyway, I was in Target yesterday stocking up on last minute needs for our OBX vacation, when I decided to meander through the cosmetics aisle.

I say that like I stumbled upon the cosmetics aisle and was all "Oh my... what do we have here?" Let's be honest- I grabbed my basket and made a bee line towards the L'Oreal and Maybelline. I don't flirt when it comes to Target. I'm direct.

Moving on...

I took my last polish off on Tueday but hadn't decided on what I wanted to put on next. I wanted to get a new, fun color to wear to OBX - I was thinking hot pink. Something that just screamed Elle Woods from Legally Blonde. However, when I made it to the O.P.I section I noticed something. There, standing by itself, was one bottle left of "Melon of Troy".

Oh happy day!

I didn't even think twice about dropping that little bottle of happiness in my basket. As soon as I got into work today I painted my nails, and I'm a much happier person.


Isn't it pretty??? I even painted my tootsies:


So how about you ladies? Any fav polish that makes you feel a little sassier??

Always and Forever,
ME

3 comments:

Your Daily Barista said...

I didn't know Target sold OPI. I am also a fan of Essie. Sometimes I think Essie lasts longer on my nails. Then again I am super rough on a manicure. They never last longer than 5 days.

Anywhoo, have heard/seen OPI's Matte finish nail polish. I am very intrigued, but longevity is nil and you can't use hand cream while it's on.

Check out All Lacquered Up (I may have sent you this link before).

http://www.alllacqueredup.com/

LizzieBeth said...

Ooo. Love that website. Totally stalking the site now.

I did see the Mattes, and I have to say I'm not sure if I am ready to commit to a full bottle yet. You know me- I love shiney things. I think matte would drive me crazy. If you test it, let's blog it ;)

LB

Tara said...

Sorry I've never read your blog before, but
1. I love I'm not really a waitress
2. I found this one over the summer called Ocean Love Potion which I loved for pedicures during the summer
3. I have a pink that's called It's All About Me that I love love love
4. Didn't know that Target has OPI but that's very exciting, although there's a Sephora two blocks from my house which I love