I was thinking yesterday about what I wanted to put on my nails. Rescue Beauty Lounge Film Noir was beat up and chipping so I knew I had to replace it. When Tickle My France-y came to mind I thought, "But I've shown that on my blog a million times before." Then I realized I hadn't shown it on my blog a million times before. I've mentioned it a million times. I've thought of featuring it a million times, but I've never actually posted pictures. So here are two. Please excuse the bad light; we are in the middle of nuclear winter.
So here she is, in artificial and natural light, respectively. I've declared another polish to be my Favorite Polish of All Time, but little Tickle My France-y comes in at a very, very close second. Let's break down why it's awesome. First, the formula. Perfect. Two coats to opacity. Second, for my skin tone this is an absolutely perfect neutral. It's somewhat cool-toned, so it goes well with my skin. When I look at it in natural light I feel like there has been a drop of purple added to it which gives the color a bit of an edge. Edgy neutral! Love it. Third, the name. I will admit that OPI's puns sometimes rub me the wrong way, but this one is just adorable. This polish looks killer on me. My bottle of Tickle My France-y is about 25% gone which really says something about how I feel about it. It's the only polish I consistently reach for.
I think it's kind of funny that I have a few really expensive polishes (Chanel, Rescue Beauty Lounge, Illamasqua) but it's China Glaze and OPI that really capture my heart. The polish in my stash that's most similar to Tickle My France-y is probably Rescue Beauty Lounge Grunge, which I also love. But I prefer the OPI. It wears better on me and it's a creme. Grunge has a slight shimmer, which is gorgeous, but I prefer the creme finish on a neutral, to be honest.
That's all I have time for today. I need to braid my hair and run to class. I'm glad I finally featured Tickle My France-y, though. So what about you guys? Are you as in love with this polish as I am? When you want an "edgy neutral" what do you reach for?
I will survive this Monday. Coffee, please.