Friday, August 5, 2011

So Super Good and Yummy! - OPI Hot & Spicy


Confession: I LOVE Cartman's Jennifer Lopez hand puppet character from South Park. I know all the lines and songs and I think I've seen the episodes starring the lovely Ms. Lopez 20 times. Mildly offensive, yes. I just try to take it out of that context and enjoy it for what it is - a hand puppet wearing a fur coat. This polish reminds me of her.

For those of you who have no idea what the above statement was about, please just ignore and look at the pretty polish!

OPI Hot & Spicy was from the Hong Kong collection, but I only recently acquired it. I've been kind of loving orange polish this summer. (Helloooo Essie Geranium and Meet Me At Sunset!) This is a softer orange though. Not nearly as soft as Essie Cantaloupe, but less deep and red than the others I mentioned.


On my ultra pale skin, this still comes across a little strong, but I quite like it - it's summer after all! I think where this would really be a standout is on someone with more colour to their skin. Like the lovely Piff. (Do you have this one Piffy?) The formula was also excellent, like all of the other Hong Kong polishes I own, so I expected nothing less.

I know orange is trendy right now and I'm in no way original, but have you been wearing orange this summer as well? If not, what would you say is your signature summer colour?

kittytokaren


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24 comments:

Angie said...

I am loving orange and corals this summer!! Right now I'm wearing OPI's I Eat Mainely Lobster which is a lovely dark coral with shimmer.

I also LOVE that South Park episode!! My bf use to talk to me in that voice all the time! lol

hermetic said...

lol, I love your South Park reference, I totally get it, my fav episode
this color is very pretty, and I think it looks great on you.

Rose Sélavy said...

It's so pretty :> I have to buy this shade at last.

KarenD said...

I think this looks great on you! I have too short an attention span to have a signature color, but I am liking corals a lot lately--Revlon Mock Snob is one I really like.

Mariah said...
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Mariah said...

This is soo pretty where di you get it?

scent of pink said...

I am full of orange!!!! Just love this color on my feet and nails.
I am wearing Essie Braziliant like crazy!! One week on feet, the other week on hands, then geranium, then meet me at the sunset.
I just love orange

Super cute super easy said...

beautiful color! I like coral more than red:D

Katie said...

Gorgeous! The orange shade I've been loving is Essie Braziliant. I'm about to put it on my toes right now.

Honey_lili said...

I love this polish so much. It's one of my most worn polish. Looks super pretty on you !

Piff said...

Hi Lady - I do have this one! It leans so pink on you! It's mostly light orange on me. Obviously I'm a big fan :)

Dot & Lil said...

I was looking for a coral that I liked yesterday when I got my nails done, but wasn't happy with the choices--I will definitely track down Hot and Spicy! I ended up choosing OPI On Collins Avenue--not coral or arange at all! Next time, next time....

greeneyespinknails said...

Very nice color. I've always been an orange/coral polish fan. China Glaze's Aztec orange and Mavala's Juicy are very nice if you are looking for a bright orange-red. Nivea's Hot coral (Calcium power #48) is a beautiful one to try as well. And for a neon (but not highlighter) orange, I really like China Glaze's Japanese Koi.

Olivia Frescura said...

oh so pretty!!

Normal Girl said...

I have worn so much orange this summer! For two weeks straight, I only wore orange, both tips and toes. I am totally in love with Meet Me At Sunset, plus I've been wearing Nars Hunger, Braziliant, the summer Finger Paints one (I can't remember the name!), etc. and I still have a huge backlog of oranges I haven't worn yet!

I love Hot & Spicy - it was my first coral polish and will probably be my fave forever! I wore it for an entire week while I had jury duty and didn't regret it a bit! It looks fab on you! :)

mw @ a bit superficial said...

i own Hot & spicy and its lovely, i wore mines for weeks when i first got it!

Jenna said...

lol best episode ever :D

kittytokaren said...

@Angie - I Eat Mainely Lobster looks so pretty! Hehe and I'm so glad you're a fan of the episode too!! I thought the "Politically Correct Police" might attack me for liking it. Tell your bf that I approve of his imitations..."si si si...he so handsome"... lol!

@hermetic - So glad you get/like it!! Whew!! I really was worried!

@Rose Selavy - I was scared about it, but ended up loving it! Give it a try!

@KarenD - Thank you! Mock Snob looks really pretty in the pics i've seen!

@Mariah - I got it in a swap, but I still see it at Ulta and other beauty supplies. Since it debuted with the Hong Kong collection (Spring 2010) it is fairly recent and readily available.

@scent of pink - Yay! Oranje boven! I really should have tried Brazilliant on my toes before I gave it away....ugh. Curses. I've been loving Geranium and Meet Me At Sunset lately too :)

@Super cute super easy - Thank you! And yeah there is something more youthful about coral to me...

@Katie - Another Brazilliant fan!! Why oh why did I not think to try this as a pedi....

@Honey_lili - Wow really?? One of your most worn?? It must look fabulous on you my friend!

@Piff - I figured you might! It does lean super pink on me. Oh the trials of paleness. It looks really orange in the bottle though. :) I bet it look amazing on you.

@Dot & Lil - Judging by your description of On Collins Ave, I think you would love this one!

@greeneyespinknails - Very nice choices! I didn't know Nivea made polish! *researches*

@Olivia Frescura - :) Thanks!

@Normal Girl - Hehe go orange! Were you into orange last summer? It's a totally new thing for me. I love the idea of you wearing this for jury duty! :)

@mw - I'm glad to see more fans of this colour :)

@Jenna - LOL! Agreed.

k2k

Lucy said...

This is a pretty shade. I have to wear some before the summer is over. I just ordered some corals from. I used the promo code and got 2 free polishes.

beachgal said...

Liking this a ton. I don't have it either in my stash...but there are times I want a good orange cream that is not super in my face like my beloved Essie Geranium and a few others. Thanks for the reminder...I think I will send out the search party for a bottle of this for myself!

greeneyespinknails said...

Yes Nivea makes great polishes and has several different lines of polish. I really like the calcium ones which include great colors such as Spicy pink and Earthy brown. You can find them pretty much everywhere in Europe but am not sure about the States. Let me know if you want me to send you a bottle to try them out.

kittytokaren said...

@Lucy - I feel like I should wear it again before summer is over as well! Enjoy your Zoyas :)

@beachgal - Essie Geranium is just so amazing...it is beloved by me as well! :) I think this is pretty ETF so you should be ok!

@greeneyespinkpolish - Excellent! I'm in Europe quite frequently lately so I will stop by an Apotheke and check it out :) I usually dont have time for np shopping when I'm there, but I think I could manage that! Thanks for the offer :)

k2k

Sia said...

Love! xoxo

Felicia and Michel said...

love the color! and i love cartmen J.Lo "Tacos for my Ben!"

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