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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!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

OPI - "Houston We Have a Purple"

Hi! It's hard to believe it's been about a week since my last post! I have to be honest, I haven't been in the mood to paint my nails since I clipped them down to little nubs last week (while I was wearing "Dating a Royal"). My left middle fingernail has been splitting down the middle lately, and last week it got pretty bad, so I clipped it. Then, I had to clip the rest of 'em so they'd all be even. I can't wait until they all grow back to being pretty again! Fortunately, ever since I started actually taking care of my hands and nails, my nails seem to grow much quicker. Has anyone else noticed that? Or, is it just my imagination?!

For tonight's mani, I decided to use OPI's "Houston We Have a Purple" from the recent Texas Collection. Even though I bought this polish months ago, tonight was my first time wearing it. I loved "Dating a Royal" so much, I wanted to wear another jelly polish. OPI describes this color as a "sorbet", meaning it's juicy and shiny. But don't let the terminology confuse you; it's just OPI's fun way of describing this jelly polish. If you don't mind having to use 3-4 for full opacity, I'd totally recommend this color! I'd say this color is like a diluted/jelly version of "Miami Beet" (one of the first OPI polishes I ever bought!). 

I'm so into jelly/sorbet polishes, I also purchased "Big Hair...Big Nails" last week and can't wait to swatch and review it! I really hope OPI plans to add more jellies/sorbets to their upcoming collections - they're so shiny and fun, and the application is a breeze! But as much as I'm loving these polishes on my fingernails, I'm not sure if I'd like them as much on my toenails. I don't have perfect toenails (even though I seem to always get compliments on my do-it-yourself pedi's!), and I like when a polish sort of covers up any imperfections, making the nail look crisp and clean. I'll try it with my "Too Hot Pink to Hold 'Em" and let you know how it turns out. And if I'm daring enough, I might even take pictures!

Since I don't plan on blogging tomorrow, I want to wish you and yours a very Happy Easter !

OPI Chip Skip
2 coats of OPI Nail Envy, Original Formula
4 coats of OPI "Houston We Have a Purple"
1 coat of China Glaze Fast Forward Top Coat
1 spritz CND Solar Speed Spray

Note: I also applied some OPI Avoplex High Intensity Hand & Nail Cream after painting my nails, so that's why the nails don't look as shiny as they should.

The first 3 pictures are taken with a flash:

No flash:


  1. Thank you! I can't say I'm in "love" with the color, but it was prettier than I expected! I'm definitely a big fan on jellies/sorbets now! :-)