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Saturday, February 11, 2012

My Top Valentine's Day Polish Picks!

Let's talk about some good Valentine's Day nail polish. Not that we wouldn't wear these shades on every day of the year if we wanted but these shades are especially appropriate for celebrating Valentine's Day, going out with your sweetheart, your friends, or your kids. Why not get into the spirit of all things red and pink? 

My #1 Top Pick: OPI Sweetheart
By far, my favorite pale pink polish. By far. This one doesn't have as much name recognition as OPI Bubble Bath or Essie Ballet Slippers when it comes to that perfect pale pink but in my opinion, it is light years better. It is more of a milky pink that goes on opaque after 3 coats unlike some of the others that tend to appear streaky. If you like the other shades I mentioned then you will really love this. 

OPI Sweetheart
OPI Red:
This is pretty much my favorite red. It's bright and eye-catching and reminds me of a candy apple the way it shines when you have a good two coats on there. This is a very creamy red, no shimmer or sheen, yet very sophisticated and special. 

OPI Red courtesy of
OPI Pink Friday, Nikki Minaj collection
The nail polish version of Nikki's famous MAC Pink Friday lipstick. This is a creamy, milky pink but its much more of a bubble-gum Barbie pink which makes it very wearable for most skin tones. If you can get your hands on this one, its definitely worth it. If you want more of a statement pink than the french manicure look, go for Pink Friday.
OPI Pink Friday Nikki Minaj courtesy of
Sephora by OPI, Sample Sale:
Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous metallic candy-apple red! This is a date night shade for sure. Metallic sheen is very on-trend right now and it looks amazing on nails. 

Sephora by OPI Sample Sale courtesy of
Sally Hansen Gem Crush:
If you want to spice up your manicure, these glittery polishes will certainly do the trick. Lady Luck is a magenta with large holographic glitter while Razzler Dazzler is a golden pink with silver glitter. And if you are looking for a good purple glitter, Be-Jeweled is a pretty purple with larger light pink glitter.

Sally Hansen Gems Lady Luck courtesy of
Sally Hansen Gems Be-Jeweled courtesy of


  1. Great pics! I definitely agree with the OPI Sweetheart choice! :)

  2. loving the sally hansen gems in lucky lady! i'm currently obsessed with Essie polishes. I'm wearing jag-u-are and it's looks very similar to OPI's sephora, that you pictured above

    1. will have to check that one out for sure!! I like that Essie is so accessible, I probably have the most of that brand over any other.

  3. love the colors esp. the sally hansen purple glitter...

  4. Awesome picks.
    MY personal favourite is OPI Pink Friday, Nikki Minaj collection