Good morning and Happy Monday!
While we’re being inundated with all the gorgeous nail polish 2011 has to offer, I thought I’d showcase a beautiful polish from last Fall: OPI’s Diva of Geneva from the Swiss collection. I actually only picked this up a couple months ago – after hearing about it multiple times, I decided to check it out for myself. Normally these kinds of colors don’t do it for me at all – I’m not a fan of berry shades, and as I’ve mentioned before, I have a dislike for middle of the road shades as they tend to look bland on my skin tone. Its teal counterpart in the Swiss collection, Yodel Me on My Cell, is beautiful in the bottle but the magic just doesn’t translate to my fingers.
Diva of Geneva is an exception to all these rules.
The shimmering tones in this polish are apparent with or without light to display it’s stunning depths. In some lights it appears more purple, in others, more reddish. The richness in tone elevates this polish from just a plain old berry shade to something so much more. See for yourself:This is three thin coats, with no top coat – see how shiny it is on it’s own?? The formulation is very good, a bit thin which is why I did three coats, though if you’re less fussy than I you could definitely get away with two. I’ve worn this on my toes and it made a terrific end-of-Summer/start-of-Fall pedicure, not flat or boring at all. On fingers it looks equally as lovely, which as some of you know, isn’t always the case (sometimes a polish looks great on hands only to look less than stellar on toes, or vice versa). I’m glad I picked up this polish before it was long gone – it’s a great addition to my collection!
Do you say yay or nay to berry shades? Which colors do you gravitate the most toward? The least?