I have about seven black skirts, fifty-three pink lipglosses, fourteen brown eyeshadows...you get the picture.
But all of these slight variations either serve different purposes or was a part of a quest to find something mythically perfect. Like Mr. Right or an ethical lobbyist.
just kidding! please don't stop taking me to lunch.
In my ongoing quest for the perfect neutral nail polish, there have been many casualties.
Bubble Bath by OPI: Giada's fave is a little too white on me to be perfect.
Ballet Slippers by Essie: Ditto.
Mademoiselle by Essie: Too pink.
Ador-a-ball by Essie: Too sheer.
Pinking of You by OPI: One coat is too sheer, two coats are too pink.
Please note that I do like all of these, they just aren't PERFECT.
However, I think I have a contender for "just right." Deborah Lippman's Sarah Smile.
I was given a bottle as a Christmas present and I think it has just the right about of opaquity (opaqueness? I am just making up my own language here, just call me e.e., or c. h. barbie) and the right amount of pinky whiteness. It sets off my skintone well and looks sophisticated and girly at the same time.
I just wish that I coordinated enough to have applied it and not ruined my manicure in the span of an hour.