Sunday, July 31, 2011

Back in the saddle: OPI bronzed to perfection



I've not been very enthusiastic about manicuring lately - coming to the end of my secondment, things have been crazy busy, and I've been focussed on trying to deliver the final paper I owe above anything else. My colleagues are throwing me a leaving party next week, and then it's back to the PhD. It will be so strange to return to solo working after three months in an office, and I'm sorry to say I'll really miss it. Still, it's given me things to think about as options when I finally graduate - I've long been harbouring doubts about my ability to be an academic, and the University jobs market here is completely kaput, so it's reassuring to know that I can work in a different environment (and I now have a line on my CV to prove it).

I'm also in celebration mode after finding out I got the teaching I wanted. Three classes of stats in semester one (please, please, oh timetabling Gods, let them be on the same day!) and nothing in semester two, so I can concentrate on kicking this damn t****s - I can't quite bring myself to type it - into shape. And maybe have time for some research consulting on the side.


Anyway, to celebrate having the time and inclination to do my nails, here's an old favourite my boyfriend picked. It's OPI bronzed to perfection from the South Beach collection from a couple of years back. I know it's probably intended to be worn by tanned lovelies and not Casper-types like myself, but to hell with it, I love this colour. It's a deep bronze-tan with little golden orange shimmer flecks. Applies like buttah. Goes with everything. Easy peasy.


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17 comments:

Marta said...

I own this shade too. It's a rare beauty isn't it. Kind of weird but pretty :) it is very similar to ChinaGlaze FarOut... I bet you'd like that one too. Looks lovely on your long nails

Katie said...

Love this color! Looks amazing on you! :)

Adrianna said...

I like this one! Good luck with school :)

Kimberly said...

How completely gorgeous this is. Best to you as you finish with your studies.

Angie said...

I love this color too, wore it just a few weeks ago! It's one of those weird colors you ether love or hate.

Amy said...

Such an odd colour would be nice for the autumn months though!

Laura said...

I don't think I've ever seen a color like this. How weird! It does really reminding of tanning lotion though!

beachgal said...

I get this shade out every autumn. Despite it was a summer shade, it always reminds of of apple cider time and picking out pumpkins at a roadside stand! I like a # of shades from this collection. Hoping your stats classes are all lumped together; would make life so much easier! My PhD was an easy road to hell half the time and wonderful the rest. Best part? When it was all over, except I had to leave Dartmouth then. They only had 1 class/semester to offer me for teaching. Could not live on it.

StealMyHeartLove said...

I love this colour. :)

Cristina said...

GORGEOUS!!! And it looks very good on you (I don't think they've created this for the sun-kissed skin tones)!!!

Jill said...

I just bought this a few weeks ago; but I have yet to try it. It was $1 in a bin at Trade Secret :) It looks great on you!

Lucy said...

This is such a beautiful shade on you. I'm thankful that I have a bottle of this. Looks so pretty on you. I don't think your Casper hands matter.

rins said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! :)

I seldom comment on swatches but I just can't resist not leaving my thoughts regarding this color.

scent of pink said...

I really love this color!! I wear it every now and then and belive I have to buy a new bottle!

Sarah said...

This is a gorgeous color. Also, your nails are so pretty; I love the shape.

ilexica said...

Thanks for the well wishes and kind words - this is a really great colour! I can't wait to wear it in Autumn. And those of you hesitating over it should definitely try it, it's a stunner.

ladyinred said...

Actually this color suits pale skin more than anything!!!!
I havent heard anyone say a color is for "this group of folks" . bronzed skin doesnt imply darker skinned either.
but is goes great on your skintone! Im about to buy it from your photo alone :)

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