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It’s amazing what color can evoke and provoke, all sorts of images, emotions, thoughts, and perceptions. Red has always been associated with power, love, ferocity, lust, anger, boldness, fury, and rage, just raw emotion in general. I’ve never been a red kind of girl but lately I’ve been become more and more comfortable wearing it as far as clothes and nail polish; I got a red cashmere sweater for Christmas! Today I’m wearing OPI Big Apple Red and am feeling powerful and determined. Not too long ago I was in The Big Apple and was feeling a lot of different things. Being there sparked something inside of me and while I never make New Year’s Resolutions, I decided I wanted to make this year my best year. I want to be bold and powerful this year and it’s funny how something as small as nail polish can help put you in that mindset to do something great.
OPI Big Apple Red is the quintessential classic fire engine/ tomato red that works on all skin tones/ complexions. Application was an absolute cinch and although I normally prefer reds to have a crème finish, the jellyness of this finish makes the polish stand out and look very sleek. I was able to get to bottle color with two coats and didn’t experience any streaks although there is a teeny bubble on my pinky finger which is barely visible. I think this polish will become one of my HG polishes and will serve as a reminder to be powerful this year and focus on my goals. One of the things I felt would help me work towards a lot of goals is organization and what better way to be organized than a planner!
I am fairly absent-minded at best and scatterbrained at worst so when someone tells me something I’ll forget it within minutes if I don’t write in down. Even if I’m good and put events in my iPhone, I will forget that I had something to attend until the alarm dings an hour before the event especially if it’s something I’m not that excited about. That gets annoying and you’d think I would’ve learned by now however with this blog and all the other things I want to accomplish this year, I need to be organized and there’s no time like the present to make some changes. Plus who doesn’t feel a sense of satisfaction when they’re able to cross things off of a list?!
I’ve got to thank NYC, that big old concrete jungle, a city of dreamers and go-getters, for this perspective and also OPI and Kate Spade New York for helping me to get back on the right track! Are there any Resolutions you’ve made this year? If so, have you broken any or are you doing well so far?