Sunday, May 23, 2010

You can't stop the red!! OPI Dear Santa

So UMD Red Week is coming to an end today... but I can't stay stay away from reds!  You guys know I'm a pink polish ADDICT.  Babbling Brooke and Pink Polish go together like peanut butter and jelly (a delectable combo!).  But all of these reds lately have me going gaga for red polish.

I've always been kind of weird about red polish.  It felt too sexy or too vampy or just too... 'not me' for me to wear.  Yet going through all of these reds this past week has me kind of red obsessed.  Who would have ever thought?  I've realized that some reds are just NOT for me, like this one:

OPI Dear Santa 
While this is a gorgeous bright, glittery red, it just doesn't work for white-as-a-ghost me.  The undertones are too yellow (as opposed to the blue tones that look so good on me) and the orange glitter just fights with my skin tone.  The formula was also thick and kind of a PITA to work with.  This one does look A LOT like China Glaze Ruby Pumps (which I love), but it has orange glitter - which I don't adore, but I can see this looking awesome on darker skin tones.

While this shade isn't for me, I've discovered that reds like ALL six from the past six days go great with my skin tone.  This has been a great exercise for me to learn what red shades work for me.  Plus, it's always so fun trying new polishes :)

I'm off to take care of my horse; she injured her leg yesterday rolling too close to a fence.  I'm really hoping it won't require a vet visit...  I got in a great ride before she injured herself.  I hope she isn't hurting :(

I hope everyone had a great weekend!  It is always so sad seeing the weekend draw to an end - but at least next weekend is extra long, so we all have something to look forward to.  Have a great Sunday!



DistantDreamer said...

I'm the same way with reds, they just don't seem to go with my personality. However, I love wearing Ruby Pumps!

I hope your horse is doing okay! Vet visits are never fun, so I hope it doesn't come to that!

Tierney said...

Thank you so much for doing this red week!! I love red and I always forget for some reason. I really liked all the ones you posted this week, they were all so pretty.

I hope your horse is okay!! One time my sister's horse got her leg stuck in a fence when she was rolling.

Unknown said...

DistantDreamer, I LOVE Ruby Pumps!! :) And she is doing MUCH better than I expected! I took her out, walked her around a bit. She was limping a little but overall moving well. I am SO relieved. I love that horse so much :)

Tierney, I had no idea this kind of thing was so common - weird!! was your sister's horse ok? Breeze is doing really well. I'm hoping to get out there this week again and check on her. I'm so glad you liked the red week :D it was fun seeing your comments!!

Unknown said...

Cute hot pink red!!!! :)

Tierney said...

I'm glad your horse is doing well!! I remember how freaked out my sister was when Skyy got stuck, but she was fine.

beachgal said...

One of my all time fav holiday reds since it came out. Oddly I noticed holiday 2010 the one that was going for the big $$$ was OPI Smitten With Mittens. This year - 2011 - it was this one - Dear Santa that was running around $32-$35 while Smitten With Mittens had fallen often times into the teens. Made me wonder if a few hundred cases of Mittens showed up at OPI and went out to the second market distributors? Both are totally different reds. Christmas Carol has been a great OPI holiday red as well too that has a fond place in my heart. Now that OPI is not doing traditional holiday collections it would seem - makes these older OPI holiday favs hang around as really wanted by individuals and technicians as well when their customer base wants to wear what they always tended to wear for holiday sans any new holiday shades from OPI that run the more traditional line of shades.

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