Nude

Hello beautiful people!

I know in journalism you are not suppose to show favoritism, but this is a blog and I do what I want. In that case I am going to be bias and say OPI is my favorite nail polish. There are a few reasons OPI is at the top of my list; it is a quality product that goes on smooth and stays on long, the colors have fun names and the polish is one of the most accessible being that it is in almost every store.

In my first blog post I go a little bit more in depth behind the differences between OPI and other nail polish brands.

When the company launched their first 30 shades in 1989. The color naming meetings were top secret like they still are today.

The OPI brand won every nails readers’ choice award…yes every one since the birth of the award in 2004.

According to Erika Kotite of Nails Magazine, there are 160 active OPI shades on the market; colors are retired every year to make room for new shades.

But let us get back on track, nude.

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OPI carries over 20 nude colors (if anyone knows the exact number comment below). With Bubble Bath (pictured below) probably being the most popular nude of choice.

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The plus side to nudes and natural colors is they really don’t get old. Furthermore, there are many nail art styles that you can pair the nude colors with.

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Above is a nude nail design by Bellacures in Los Angeles.

In high school my favorite nude color Sweet Heart by OPI. The color is similar to Bubble Bath, but a touch more pink. Over the years I could not find the color anywhere…but I finally found it!!! I recently went to Sally’s beauty shop in Los Angeles, California and there in all of its glory was an entire row of Sweet Heart polishes.

Finally, to stretch the definition of nude colors I would consider Mod About You by OPI a nude. Do you agree? Or am I stretching it too much?

Mod About You is a baby pink that has a chalky finish. If you have not tried this color I highly recommend it!

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Above Tatiana and I are supporting some nude shades…paired well with any outfit nudes are the way to go!

What is your favorite nude shade? Are you on the Bubble Bath train? How about favorite polish brand?

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Pre-season Confessional

Readers! I am very sorry I have not been able to post much in the last month. Volleyball season has started back up. Meaning…I have no life. I’m kidding, I do have a life just not enough time to do my nails. 😦

If you would go to the Lipscomb Volleyball Facebook page and hit like, that would be awesome! We are trying to reach 5,000 likes before our first game August 30th against University of Georgia.

If you were wondering what I have done in the past month let me give you a quick rundown.

My nails were grown out and need to be done. I was bored with the colors so I painted cats on them!

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I went home on July 19th to celebrate my 19th birthday, which was July 17th. 🙂 Of course, when I went home I got Bio Seaweed gel on my nails. IMG_9352

When I got back to Nashville my friend Christian wanted me to paint his nails. I thought he was joking.

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Let me tell you…he was not joking!

On tax free weekend I got lucky and bought a pair of Nike running shoes for twenty dollars at the Nike outlet!

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I was looking for cute hairstyles for work and came across this…IMG_9494

Don’t worry I didn’t go out in public!

I got a fill and chose to do my accent nail on my index finger for something different. Turns out I ended up really liking the look.IMG_9576

I can’t remember the names of both colors, but the pink polish is Essie and the sparkle is OPI.

Then, pre-sesaon activities started! Every year we go on a team retreat. This year the seniors chose to go to Deer Run. It was amazing!  We zipped lined into a lake and climbed up a 33 foot tree to jump off and ring a bell.

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Next, we ran around downtown Nashville taking pictures of ourselves holding up LUV with our hands trying to win a scavenger hunt. Don’t let me forget to tell you the best part, my team won! GO TEAM CAMO!

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Then, pre-season practice finally started! If you don’t know what pre-season is, it’s a lot of volleyball practice put into two weeks. After two days we kept track of how many hours we had been in the gym. The total was 18 hours. Like I said before volleyball is my life and I love it!

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You could imagine that my nails probably needed to be done after all those practices. Well you were right! I sponged my nails gradient pink and orange. Then, I took a black stripe rite polish and painted a bunch of different designs on each of my nails.

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Let’s not forget how bad my feet need a pedicure!

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Finally, this past weekend I got to go out with the team! Dressing up and feeling pretty felt amazing! Do you ever have one of those days where you just feel like looking nice?

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