You Don’t Know Jacques…
Every girl loves a manicure and I am no exception. Whether it be indulging at a salon or painting my nails in the comfort of my own home, I love dressing my nails in color.
O.P.I nail polishes have always been a favorite of mine. Their witty names and unique hues always catch my eye. My current favorite is from O.P.I’s Fall/Winter 2008, French Collection. “You Don’t Know Jacques” is a borderline gray-taupe tone (I call it gray, while O.P.I describes it as a trendy taupe) that has prompted an abundance of compliments on my nails. If this intrigues you, read on.
With my passion for wearing black and white clothing, I’ve always been a fan of dark-colored polishes to coordinate with my wardrobe. A few years ago, I fell into a long-term love affair with O.P.I’s “Lincoln Park After Dark”. These days, the purplish-black hue seems a little too dramatic for my taste, but the equally as trendy but not quite as dark, “You Don’t Know Jacques” is the new ‘perfect fit’ for my style. Not to mention, celebs are constantly sporting this color! Gwyneth Paltrow’s nails were wearing “You Don’t Know Jacques” throughout the fall, even at a premiere for her latest film. Even Cosmopolitan magazine rated this polish as the “Ultimate Nail Polish 2008”!
Perhaps this gray/taupe polish may fade out as warmer weather approaches. SalonCapri’s newest manicurist, Claudia Vieira, suggests that blues and reds are among the colors that will blossom this spring. Vieira, who’s worked on celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and Jessica Alba, is definitely trustworthy in spotting the latest nail color trends. I can’t help but anticipate the names & hues O.P.I will conjure up for their spring/summer collection!
Regardless of what the future of O.P.I’s color palette holds, “You Don’t Know Jacques” is stylish enough to wear all winter long. So, for now, I’ll stick to my French Collection’s ambiguous gray/taupe tone and pretend I’m sipping a cappuccino amidst the shadow of the Eiffel Tower.
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