I wasn't totally in love with the idea, mostly because living at home and working for my parents makes me spend more time with them than I like sometimes, but I'm slowly warming up to it.
One, I'm not paying for this trip. Two, Spanish shoes. Three,
I thought this would be the perfect excuse to bring out one of my OPIs from the España collection, Conquistadorable Color.
Two luscious coats with SV. Conquistadorable Color is deeper in tone than it looks here.
Ah, what lovely creamy OPI goodness! This polish practically applied itself and I hardly needed any clean-up, which is amazeballs for a red creme -- they tend to be messy. Also, I think the color is deep enough to be part of a fall collection, not spring or summer!
Oh man. Sometimes I'm convinced I'm too vanilla for the nail board, but this polish is so fan-fuckin'-tástico. I wasn't wearing this color family back when this collection debuted, so I didn't get Conquistadorable Color until this spring when I was placing a humongous order from that-which-was-formerly-TD. I'm glad I have it now. It's quite delicious, and the perfect raspberry creme on me. It'd be stunning on my alabaster goddess friends!
I know sometimes OPI goes overboard with naming its polish, but "Conquistadorable Color" is ... well ... conquistadorable. And it's kind of funny to me on a personal note, because we also have Spanish ancestors on my mother's side of the family. Very cool, right? I'll probably want to investigate this later, but honestly I'm at the point in my life where I kind of just want to stay up late, watch TV and eat cheetos. I know. I've sunk so low, you guys. But there's a new "Jersey Shore" tonight, soooooo ...
Poor España collection. Sure, it's not as epic as OPI Russia, and I remember it getting a lot of flak for being "boring" when it came out, but I thought the rich, sultry shades were very fitting and cohesive. I only wish there'd been a couple more shades referencing sunflowers (my favorite flowers) and Valencia oranges. Two years later, though, it's nice to see shades like Ate Berries in the Canaries and Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees getting a bit more love.
Confession: I've never been to Spain, let alone Europe (Busch Gardens DOES NOT COUNT). After all this time, I'm sort of scared to go for a number of reasons, including my vexing transformation into a reluctant traveler and a picky eater. This is sad, considering my sister studied abroad in Granada for a semester, majored in Spanish and is fluent in it. I haven't used my Spanish in quite some time, but we'll save that story for another España polish.
Maybe it's time to brush up. ¿Qué piensan, amigas? What's your favorite color from OPI España? Also, if this trip actually materializes, how many pairs of shoes do you think I can bring back without getting badgered by customs? I mean, damn. I just really love shoes, you know?