3/21/12

My Love Affair With OPI "Otherwise Engaged" (Nail Polish Pictures)

If you know me at all, you know one thing- I love neutral nail polish.  I own a million different types of " nude" polish and I will never stop acquiring more.  I went through a period of time, I'd say approximately from 2009-2010 that I refer to as my "polish depression".    I had so much going on, and having just had my youngest son plus working a ton, I just wasn't into it.  I still had the desire to keep my nails looking nice, but I didn't want to have to think about it AT ALL. Enter OPI's "Otherwise Engaged".  I wore this color and nothing else for a year.  A YEAR STRAIGHT!!!  I would put it on, wear it for a few days, remove it and repeat all over.  I went through several bottles of this polish.  It is pink, jelly, creme, iridescent and beautiful. It is also one of the shiniest polishes ever. Clean and shiny and 'done'.  Fast forward and I am clearly no longer in my polish depression (well documented here on my blog) but I have neglected my one (long) time love for the last year and a half.  I decided to pull her out today, since I was just running errands and needed it to be quick.

I tried to catch the subtle violet iridescent flash here, but it is very evasive.  In person, it is a smidge more apparent: (excuse my dry hands/cuticles...I didn't do my usual "rountine" before putting this on today!)




Shimmer!  Can you see me?
This may induce a major yawn-fest for some, but for me it is like putting on those comfy pajama pants that fit you just right (and don't make you look like a slob somehow).  Magical!

Do you have a polish that you depend on like this one?  

13 comments:

  1. This is super pretty. I can see why you like it so much. I can't do sheers like this because my nail beds are so tiny you can see how the proportions are off (free edge>nail bed) - but on your nice nails it looks lovely. My fall back is Essie Merino Cool. A neutral with just enough color to be edgy.

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    1. You know, I really need to try Merino Cool..I don't have that one yet! :)

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  2. This is gorgeous! I love the subtle shimmer in this. The one color that I wore repeatedly before my nail polish obsession really grew was Essie Mint Candy Apple. The formula was terrible but I always found myself wearing it =)

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    1. It seems like a foreign concept now that I wore ONE color for so long! I'm still willing to put up with crap-application if I love the color enough.

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  3. Oh my goodness! I posted an iridescent today as well ;) they are so lovely!!

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  4. This color is so subtly pretty :) My go-to color would have to be OPI's We'll Always Have Paris. It's the color that started my nail polish obsession, and if I was to ever run out of a color, this would be the one!

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    1. Oooh, I don't have that OPI but I just googled it and it is a beauty!

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  5. Do you remember how many coats this was?
    I'm still on the hunt for the perfect pinky-nude polish that's opaque in two coats. A girl can dream right?

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    1. Hi corazons! I used 2 coats here and yeah, it's still sheer :/ Have you tried any Zoya Pandora? That is my favorite more "full coverage" pink nude and it is all set in 2 coats!

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    2. Hmm I have not tried that one but I will definitely be picking it up during my next Zoya haul. Thanks for the recommendation!

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  6. I love how subtle this one is! So light and girly!

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  7. Uhhhh... was ready to dismiss it but you got me with the comfy pj pants bit. SO TRUE. I love leaving work early on a tiring day, rushing home and jumping into those pjs. LOVE IT.

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