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I love my two little girls and I love collecting nail polish - combine the two, and you've got Paws to Polish. Enjoy!

Monday, January 31, 2011

OPI's "Samoan Sand" - now one of my top 10 favorite OPI's colors!

As you can probably see from my polish collection below, I love dark, "vampy" nail polish - but I haven't always. In fact, I had never worn a color darker than a creamy, fleshy nude before I painted my nails "My Private Jet" in September of 2010 (OPI's "Bubble Bath" used to be my go-to nude polish). I'll admit, it was a little strange at first, but after an hour or so after staring at my nails non-stop, I was in love, and never went back to the lighter colors - until yesterday. 

I made my weekly trip to the local beauty supply store yesterday, hoping they would have the new OPI Texas Collection (I know, I know, the collection wasn't due to be released to the public until February 1st...). Since I wasn't able to get my hands on any new colors, I figured, why make it a wasted trip - I should buy something! So, after eyeing all of the rows and rows of polish, I couldn't help but pick up a bottle of "Samoan Sand". It just seemed like the perfect nude color - a color I could wear and look classy and feel sexy. So, $7.25 later, it's mine!

Oh, I forgot to mention, I also bought my first bottle of OPI's Ridge Filler. I had never tried it before, but had some bumpiness on my right thumb nail, so I thought I'd give it a try. I'm so glad I did! Awesome stuff!

Here are some pictures of "Samoan Sand":

OPI Chip Skip
1 coat of OPI Nail Envy, Original Formula
2 coats of OPI Ridge Filler
2 coats of OPI "Samoan Sand"
1 coat of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

The application was super-easy. Both the Ridge Filler and "Samoan Sand" applied flawlessly, and there was very little clean-up afterwards. This is now my new go-to nude (Don't worry, my little "Bubble Bath's", I'll get you out and play with you every now and then...). 

According to both OPI's website and their most recent color catalog, "Samoan Sand" is in their Classics Collection, so I don't think we have to worry about this one going anywhere, anytime soon!


  1. Great nude color !
    When you'll have time, can you review We'll always have Paris please ?
    I'm planning to buy some new colors soon and I'm not 100% sure if this one is « necessary » :)

  2. Yes, absolutely! I'm snowed-in today, so I'm sure nail-painting will be part of today's activities! I'll try getting pics up later this afternoon!

  3. totally need to get this one. Bubble Bath, while I love it, makes my hand look dirty so my go - to nude is a SH complete salon. Which would be fine if I wasn't such an OPI wh-re. I really need a perfect nude from OPI and I think this is it! Now just to FIND it :-)

  4. love this polish!!

    came here cause i was wondering which goes on first: nail envy or ridge filler - thanks for the helpful application list! :D