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Simple Shade

I love to be girly, and I must admit it is a struggle to keep it simple when it comes to the many beauty products that are always calling my name. As some of you know, I am a licensed cosmetologist and with that comes knowing about A LOT of fun products on the market.
Despite many of them whispering to me, I feel like I am winning the battle. I’ve been taking a minute to think through each purchase, to decide if it fits into this new, paired down lifestyle I am trying to embrace. For example, just yesterday I was at the store and found a nail polish color by OPI called Barefoot In Barcelona that I had just read about in Real Simple magazine. The article said “Hands down(pun intended)the most flattering nude polish for most skin tones.” It caught my eye because I am forever looking for a nude polish color that does not make my hands look dead!(I am quite pale.) I sampled a few strokes on my thumb and then impressed myself with amazing self control and walked away, motivated by a ‘no spending challenge’ that I am in the middle of right now. (we’ll talk about that in a different post.) Here is the problem, I JUST CAN’T STOP ADMIRING MY THUMB!! So, I am eagerly awaiting my ‘no spending challenge’ to be over so I can go buy that beautiful bottle of Barefoot in Barcelona. I think it is a great color, not only b/c it doesn’t give me corpse hands, but it will match with everything! (unlike the amazing trendy purple color that also whispered at me.) Sigh. Sometimes its just not easy being a ‘wanna-be’ simple, girly girl.

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  • Jenni
    September 29, 2009 at 1:56 am

    What’s the no spending challenge? I mean…I can guess what it is, but I’d love to hear details! Especially now since I just bought the 2 pairs of jeans I’ve been wanting to buy. =)

  • julier2120
    September 27, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    SWEET COLOR!! If we went “half-ies” would that break your no spending rule? What about a quad split among sisters? hahah I’m not helping am I??

  • Laurie
    September 27, 2009 at 2:36 am

    I seriously almost bought this shade. You know how excited I get about sheer colors!!

  • Tamra
    September 26, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    gorgeous colour. too bad we can’t get Opi here. or maybe that’s a good thing for my wallet =)

  • Amy
    September 26, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Thanks for the comment, Kathy!:)
    It is a nice color. If you could only see my thumb…

  • Kathy R.
    September 26, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    I like this color. I’m not on a “no spending challenge” but maybe I need to be. 🙂

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