Nail polish is one of those things that generally doesn’t cost a lot, and you can express yourself with it even if you are on the conservative side. Since I’m really only covering SUN PROTECTION products in my upcoming What Works Beauty, Cosmetics & Fashion review column (look for it in early July at http://www.advicesisters.net/whatworkscol3.html or watch this blog for the launch notice) I am covering nail colors on the Advice Sisters Blog.
One collection I think has something for everyone, is Borghese’s Summer 2010 collection “Tutti Gelati.” In case you don’t know what Gelati is, it’s Italy’s version of Ice Cream. However, Gelato differs from ice cream because it uses less sugar and usually lower fat (or non fat) milk. This taste treat is the inspiration for six shades of nail polish from Borghese which make another tempting treat. The 3 shimmers: Menta, Pistacchio, and Limoncello; and three 3 cremes: Berry Confezione, Tutti Gelati, and Maraschino (the only color I didn’ try)
I was able to snag just five colors from this collection, but it’s Menta, the shimmery, radiant turquoise that wins my heart. While I didn’t embrace blue and green for nail lacquer in the past, this season’s shades are trendy and wearable. The bold turquoise is like jewelry for your nails. The color is deeper than the one you see on the photo display, above. It reminds me of the jade green water you see when you fly, or sail, by deep, coral reefs. More purely green, is the shimmery Pistacchio. A couple of coats of this semi-sheer polish gives you nails the color of a lush, leafy forest. Paired with a deep tan, this color would be stunning! More traditional are the cremes Tutti Gelati (a pretty, medium pink) and Berry Confezione, a rich raspberry.
A couple of coats of these, plus a shiny top coat, will make your nails ladylike and polished, with the bold color that looks so right in the Summertime. The most unusual and modern color, in my opinion,. is a slightly edgy one called: Limoncello. This is a soft gold with shimmer that looks like a light gold on some skin tones, but looks slightly khaki on others. You just have to try it to see how it loosk on you. Either way, it’s a nice way to add a golden glow to your nails.
…and while we’re on the subject of yummy treats, “Candles on my Cake,” from OPI has got to be the perfect rose. The color is just a bit redder and less red than this photo, implies. It’s creamy and intense, but not garish or too cool (blue). The warm rose looks just like the velvety petals of an American Beauty rose. Candles on my Cake is part of OPI’s Classics Collection. It’s not the newest thing OPI has on the market, but I love it for bridal parties and special occasions, any anytime “just because.”
Prices for both brands vary widely, from about $6.00 and up. Please use authorized dealers to buy these products.