Friday, September 4, 2009

Nail Files - "Moor" Fall Polish

I have "Moor" polish to show you...Starting with Give Me Moor, from OPI Colleccion de Espana. Described as a "stunning wine-purple." I love this color. The best way to describe it is to take the classic Lincoln Park After Dark and make it more red and more brown. GMM is the same intensity of color, just not as blue-purple as LPAD. A really great fall/winter polish. It's not as exciting as some of the other colors, but it will work well. It may even be a close Essie Wicked dupe.
And then on to the fall polish that just didn't do it for me. I was talking to my friend Laura the other day, who had just been out and stopped by Sephora the day before for polish, and I immediately jumped in, since I have a bad habit of interrupting sometimes (or often), with "You got Under My Trench Coat, didn't you? I'm coming right now to borrow it." And let me tell you, it looked fab on her toes. But it just did NOT work on me. Wrong color with my tan skin.

See what I mean? Described as "light grey khaki with gold shimmer".'s just khaki, as in British khaki, as in it matched my British khaki cafe capris perfectly. It seemed much more light gold in all the ads and pictures. This was a major let down for me. I'll stick with my Essie Chinchilly for gray. So, I am thrilled that I didn't waste the $9 on this polish. Maybe it would work better mid-winter on me, and maybe I'll try it again. But if you find a lot of the grays out too cadaver-ish on your pale skin, give this one a try. Comparison below of Under My Trench Coat and Chinchilly. It really did look gorgeous on Laura's toes.

One last polish to add. While at the beach, I posted pics of my OPI Tickle My France-y pedi, so I thought I would add mani pics the next time I used it. Still loving this one, and think it will complement most of my crazy fall polishes nicely for a mani/pedi combo.

Happy Polishing!!


Zoë Moët said...

ooooooh prettty! Love that last one on the fingernails! Methinks I'll be doing some nail polish shopping this weekend!

Pamela said...

So pretty! I love the Give Me Moor! I really like your polish posts!!!

dinagideon said...

I love your nail polish posts because I can't add much, but I think they all look pretty, including the khaki one. :)

BTW, you and I have 95% of our personality traits in common, based on a quiz that I took on personality on facebook (and then I clicked that whole compare with friends)! I knew there was a reason I liked you so much! ;)

Law and Fashion said...

I LOVE purple nail polish so I'm obsessed with give me moor! Your nail color posts always inspire me to try colors I wouldn't normally try--I love them!

Mommy Pastrami said...

I love the dark nail polish colors for fall. They are just fun! Love your posts on nail polish!

jcmama said...

Thanks so much for reviewing some new polish colors. I'm baffled at so many polish choices but your nail polish reviews help a lot. I'm definitely going to try out the Moor and the Tickle my France-y. :-)

post-fab princess said...

Ooh I alwaays get the best polish ideas from you! You're my nail guru.

Coley said...

Love the Moor polish!!! Thanks for the review!

Sweet Tea in Seattle said...

I bought the Moor too but haven't worn it yet... that will be my next pedi! :) I always love your polish reviews :)

The Outfit of the day said...

Check my blog, there is a special post dedicated for you.

Robin said...

Hello Heidi,
Love your fashion sense and I enjoy reading your blog. I am getting ready to order a pair of the minnie pants and wanted your advice. I am usually a 6 in J Crew pants and a 4 in skirts. How do you feel the minnies run? Did you end up sizing down? Did you notice them stretching as you wore them? It's hard because we live in Europe (husband is military) and I don't have the luxury of trying on in a b&m. That's why I love reading all of the blogs and the JCA blogs so much. It has truly helped me avoid buyers remorse.
Thanks so much, Robin

AppGal said...

This is beautiful! I just love the Give Me Moor polish. I'm really into purple right now. I'm wearing one by Revlon right now called Plum-something and I love it, but it's on the pinky side. This is a perfect fall shade. Thanks so much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

You are sooo funny with the nail polish diaries!!! You should venture into the "nail polish" industry!!!

HeidiG said...

Zoe Moet - happy shopping! it's my fave shopping to do (even more than the Crew) b/c you don't waste a lot of time trying things on and it's all reasonably priced (well, compared to JC sweaters, at least).

Pamela - thank you! GMM will be a fab fall color, I believe.

dinagideon - will have to check out our personality quizzes - too funny!!

Law and Fasion - happy to help!

Mommy Pastrami - I do love nail polish, so it's fun to have this as a forum to share that!

jcmama - so glad to be of some help - happy polishing!

post-fab princess - ok, now I'm blushing. :)

Coley - hope you love it IRL, too!

HeidiG said...

Sweet Tea in Seattle - can't wait to see your toes - I bet it's gorgeous on you.

Outfit of the Day - flowers on your toes - love. E loves the pedi, too.

Robin - thank you! Sizing on the Minnies...I would consider sizing down. I didn't find that they stretched much. I got the 8, but I also tried on the 6, which dina & Summerilla said looked fine - but the 6's didn't have enough room in the rise, so they were uncomfortable in the crotch area. Summerilla wears a 0 or 2, and she got a 0 in these. Unless you are particularly high-waisted, I would try sizing down. Hope that helps!!

AppGal - that Revlon one sounds so pretty!

yogagirl - that's what I should change my post titles to - Nail Polish Diaries. thanks!!