Yes, Meg, there is a Nail Polish Claus (and he likes pink)

Something really exciting happened to me this week.

No, I haven’t yet found “The One” — or even “the one” of the moment. As of this posting, friends, I haven’t gotten to a third date with any of the gentlemen with whom I’ve been seeing recently. Casually. In a casual way.

I haven’t won the lottery or gotten a raise. And while I’m at it, I haven’t made great strides in finishing my fourth novel or returning to the infamous querying process in order to find someone who will value (and promote) my snark-tastic musings. I did win a heaping pile of books from The Book Studio — more on that later — but I’m so stressed and busy, I’m not sure when I’ll be able to crack the spine on any of them. Yes, things are insane — in a good way — and I’m feeling overwhelmed, but . . .

I found the perfect shade of
pink nail polish.

I’ve pranced around the planet for almost 25 years and polished up these pretty fingers more times than I can count. In terms of obsessions, I’m a bit of a nail polish junkie — and it doesn’t help that I frequent some fabulous fashion blogs which make me want to whip out the ol’ credit card and order everything in sight. If I’m strolling through Target, I have to detour into the makeup aisle — just to get a glimpse at all the tiny, pretty bottles, all perfectly lined up and promising I’ll become sassy or saucy or sexy while wearing these shades.

I’m pretty saucy on a daily basis — or try to be, anyway — but there’s something about those clear bottles promising me a mini-makeover that I find utterly irresistible.

But up until this week, I’d never been able to find the right shade of pink.

Because on top of being sassy and saucy, I’m very particular. My sister’s room is full of the pink cast-offs I’ve purchased over the years, trying to find the right color, only to decide that while it’s pretty or cute or whatevs, it’s not The One.

But it’s a brand-new day.

It’s called “Party In My Cabana” and is made by none other than OPI, that most fabulous (and, er, costly) of nail companies. Since I cycle through so many bottles of polish on a regular basis, I usually can’t see paying $8 or $10 a bottle for something I’ll probably wear once and then shove in a bin, but let me say this: I’d pay every cent of that $8 for this hue (and did), and I think you’ll see why. Glance to the very top.

It’s dark. It’s a fun, dark pink. It’s not bubblegum, but it’s not salmon. It’s bold and bright and fun, while still being sophisticated and work-appropriate.

Basically, it’s Heaven In A Tiny, Black-Capped Bottle.

I was about to stop believing, but my faith in cosmetics has been restored. Yes, Meg, there is a Nail Polish Claus — available on the OPI site — and it knew what I wanted even before I did. Once there, click “Try On This Color” and, you know, spend a few minutes (er, hours?) finding the shade that works best for you. Then head over to Amazon or your favorite retailer, find it cheap and go for it. Paint those nails. Or, in my case, come have a “party in my cabana”!

Not sure that sounds right. But, ladies, you know what I mean.

15 thoughts on “Yes, Meg, there is a Nail Polish Claus (and he likes pink)

  1. But the question I have is – is it better than OPI Dutch Tulips? I have posted about DT on my blog before and I thought it was the ONLY perfect pink.

    I believe this calls for an investigation.


  2. I love the names of the OPI nail polishes – they are usually a fun play on words. When I was India, I had pedicure at a hotel spa and chose a dark orange color (very unusual for me) and the name was “Lunch at the Delhi”

    Enjoy the pink polish!


  3. OK, I laughed and laughed because I completely understand the quest for the perfect pink nail polish — LOL!

    Thanks for the chuckles today, Meg!


  4. I’ve been in a dark black/dark plum/dark navy/dark anything phase lately, but this dark pink might be a nice way to usher in spring. That is assuming, of course, that it’s actually coming. Fun color!


  5. I TOTALLY support your OPI purchase! I have had my favorite shade of OPI for almost a year and a half…I’d say that’s worth $8. It was actually really gratifying, so I’m glad you found your shade!


  6. oh. my gosh! you weren’t kidding when you said you had started an obsession of sorts! haha. you have quite the collection there.

    the pink looks great on you!! it’s always exciting when you find the “perfect” shade. 😀


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