Monday, February 15, 2010

Da!, I Dream in Chocolate.

I felt a little chocolate craving last night because of Valentine's Day aka the World Chocolate Eating Championships. Since I have one of the most joy-robbing afflictions known to man - a dairy allergy - mass chocolate consumption is pretty much out for me. So I figured - why not put it on my nails? I indulged in a polish from the amazing OPI Russia Collection (which to me, is one of the best OPI collections ever released - wanna fight about it?) - the lovely Suzi Says Da!

(Had a ridiculously hard time taking pics today - almost no sunlight out whatsoever. It is a lot browner than it comes off in the photos, but I thought I'd share anyways!)

Suzi Says Da! is a creamy vampy shade the colour of Hershey's Special Dark melted over a double-boiler. (I bake a lot. I swear it's exactly that shade.) Something about it makes me feel good - it looks like sweet dark chocolate or rich robust coffee - both deliciously decandent things that give you happiness, energy, and a smile! While this is a sultry, vampy shade I do find something oddly serene about it - like drinking a cup of (soy) cocoa.

As usual, the OPI ProWide brush makes this apply like a total champ! If you've read my previous posts you know I'm a.) lazy b.) am thoroughly annoyed by clean-up, so the ProWide is a total godsend. The formula went on mildly streaky at one coat, but two evened it out to a rich, deep, glossy creme finish.

And just because I think OPI minis are so adorably cute:

I don't ever wear brown, but somehow I think this will go with my wardrobe anyways - it seems like a dark neutral. What do you guys think about brown? Yay or Nay on the OPI Russia Collection?

Even though hubs and I will be moving our Valentine's Day to an undisclosed date, this at least takes care of my chocolate craving for the holiday! :)


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mKat said...

Oh I love dark cremes. And this is no exception. Beautiful!

Have you tried dark chocolate? No milk in there and it's a healthier chocolate for you, too! :)

gildedangel said...

Ooo, I like it!

Amberski said...

That looks great on you! I may have to find that one- is it HTF?

kittytokaren said...

@mKat - Dark chocolate still contains milk solids :( I can eat some of it (like a Ghirardelli square) and have a tummy ache, but most times the pain (feels like an alien trying to break free from my body...) isn't worth it :( and any more chocolate than that and I'm either puking my brains out (elegant...) or groping for my EpiPen (wow I'm sexy)

@gilded - thanks!!

@amberski - hi friend! Thanks! It's definitely not HTF yet. It may even be core because a lot of the Russia Collection went core but I can't confirm that.

<3 kittytokaren

mKat said...

Ah really? I was under the impression that only milk or white chocolate had milk in it.

See? You learn something new every day.

Sorry to hear that you're allergic though!

Michelle said...

Big YAY on the Russian Collection! 2 of my fave colors I have are from that group- Suzi Says Da and Vodka & Caviar

Anonymous said...

I never fight about collections! Haha. But I have to admit that the Russian is one of the better ones. And this brown is breathtaking. (I'm a brown and taupe addict ... )

kittytokaren said...

@mKat - yeah there's not that much but whatever there is in it is the exact thing I'm allergic to in milk :( *tear*

@Michelle - yay Russian Collection!! I've actually been trying to get my hands on Vodka & Caviar recently :)

@laquermanic - Thank you! :) I'm not usually into browns - I prefer grey-taupes, but I am really loving this!

<3 kittytokaren

D:) said...

Huge yay to browns. HUGE.

Arrianne said...

I love dark browns!! I love any browns!

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