Sunday, July 8, 2012

Hot Summer Nails: The Perfect OPI Red!

DC is in the middle of a nasty, nasty heatwave (106 degrees this weekend!), which only means one thing: MAJOR POOL TIME! I've been putting in a lot of time at the pool and that requires a lovely bright mani/pedi. OPI's "The Thrill of Brazil" is the perfect red to rock poolside!

I love this color because it's not a classic red- it's more of a watermelon red that is a little more playful and punchier than a classic, blue-based red. This means it pops even more against tanned skin! Not only does it look great poolside, it also works as a hot color at night with open toe summer shoes and all the bright clothes of summer! Of course, OPI is an amazing brand, so this color will last through time in the pool and playing in the sun! 

Without flash
With flash
All in all, this is one of my favorite summer nail polishes and I just wanted to pass it on to all of you! If you want to add a little more sass to this color, try adding gold glitter to the tips or to one accent nail. 

Summer tip courtesy of my pool pal: don't forget to apply sunscreen to the tops of your hands! The skin is especially thin there, and is highly susceptible to wrinkles from exposure to the UVA/UVB rays from the sun. 

Stay fabulous (and cool!)


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