Things I Love: Spring 2012 Nail Polish

At almost exactly this time last year I wrote a post on how pretty nail polish helps me beat the winter blues. Trivial? Yeah. But the fun new colors conjure springtime just when I need it. Not to mention a good manicure is a daily essential in my book.

I was at CVS the other day browsing the Spring 2012 polish collections and made a few purchases.

Don’t hate me but I bought a polish from the Kardashian Kolor line for Nicole by OPI. I try to avoid all things Kardashian but this color is really a beauty. It’s called Paprazzi Don’t Preach (oh yeah, they all have pithy names like that) and it’s this lovely peachy pink nude color. It goes on smoothly and looks really chic.


I also bought two glitter polishes from Essie’s new Luxeffects line called Set In Stones and A Cut Above. I know I’m almost 30 but this sparkly polish really made my day. Plus the glitter polish is really the perfect top coat: it stays put!


The glitter chunks in these are in many sizes so it’s really multidimensional.


And here’s how I wore them:

I jumped on the Paint-Your-Ring-Finger-A-Little-Fancy bandwagon and used Set In Stones over a dark matte red/purple as an accent. I thought I would hate this trend but I sort of love it now.


And then later in the week I used Paparazzi Don’t Preach and A Cut Above together for this week’s mani. Super pretty, feminine, and sparkly.


It’s all about little joys.

About Domestocrat

I'm a lady who enjoys photography, football, cooking, long drives with the windows down, This American Life, cereal, going to shows, scarves, kettlecorn, Gwen Stefani, yoga, my nephews, my cat Reggie, and my home: Boston.
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10 Responses to Things I Love: Spring 2012 Nail Polish

  1. Nicole says:

    you know i share your love for pretty polishes! i’ve gotten so many compliments on my current purple base/gold sparkles combo :-)

  2. nailsNAILED says:

    Those Essie polishes are gorgeous!

  3. Joanna says:

    Crap, now I’m inspired to obsessively buy more nail polish. Love both of the glittery looks.

  4. Alison says:

    Oh!! I have had my eye on that pinkish essie one for a few weeks now. I may have to bite the bullet this week! The Kardashian collection (Kollection??) colors are all really pretty too. Have you seen OPIs holland line yet?

  5. i like the ring finger thing! haven’t heard about that on this side of the world… maybe i can be the one to start it up?

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