You heard it here first (maybe). Black is officially over. Taupe is in.
I just had my nails done in OPI “You Don’t Know Jacques”
It is the most gorgeous taupey grey brown.
I feel so sophisticated! YAY. I have been droopy because of the harsh Texas heat for a few weeks and a spa mani pedi was just the ticket yesterday.
Margeaux picked the color first for her toes while I opted for a pale neutral for my nails (I never tend to go dark on nails..) But midway through the process, I changed my mind and decided to go for it.
This morning it occurred to me as a gazed at my beautiful hands that I didn’t catch the name of the color while I was at the nail salon… So I looked it up on the OPI website today..
The website has a neat preview application where you can check out every color on a virtual hand and customize details- including changing the length of the nails and skin color to match your own tone and length.
Here is what “You don’t know Jacques” looks like on virtual hands:
and also on my hand:
I know my nails are short, but I think it’s part of it’s charm! I feel like I’m on a 1980′s YSL safari!
On the website a vistor can browse color by collection or the entire OPI range.
I’m totally diggin’ the entire French collection which is all subdued purple and grey based tones like “Tickle my France-y”, “Baguette me not”, “A Oui Bit of Red”, “I’m Fondue of You”, and “Bastille my Heart”.
I remember seeing a 60 Minutes report on the OPI company and what a great family run business it is- all levels of employees get to brainstorm and come up with the witty colors and then are voted on by the staff. Names like “Kinky in Helsinki” certainly beats a “Berry Pink” any day!
Along the lines of the Taupe trend that I PROMISE is going to take the fashionistas by storm is Butter London’s Fash Pack and Tramp Stamp. Nonie Creme/ Butter London has done nails for the coolest of cool runways shoes like Alexander Wang and Vena Cava.
fash pack and tramp stamp by Butter London
I’m also interested in trying the OTHER next big thing in nails- Matte finish nails! Debuting in July, thankfully OPI has me covered on that too… they don’t last as long… but none of my manicures really do. A little birdie told me that Butter London’s contribution to the up and coming Matte nail trend is a top coat that will mattify the cult line of 3 Free formula nail products.
I think I am going to have to go buy a bottle of “You don’t know Jacques” for my in-between nail jobs when the salon just doesn’t seem like an affordable luxury. Hello signature color!