Friday, 28 June 2013

NOTD: OPI A Woman's Prague-ative

As a copywriter, I take certain wincing delight in OPI's shade names. But although I've never met Suzi, and I'm sure she's a lovely woman, I have to say right out loud here that I think this is one of the worst names she's come up with, like, ever. Sorry Suzi.

Anyway, for better or worse, A Woman's Prague-ative is the name of this gorgeous russet metallic orange polish from the OPI Euro Centrale collection. It's highly reflective and richly toned, with brassy metallic shimmer in a red base. Glorious, eye-catching, rich, nuanced and unapologetically orange. What's not to love?

Some may think this is odd, but I can't look at this polish without being reminded of Queen Elizabeth I. It's something about the way the glowing metallic orangey colour offsets my pale hands. I've been wearing this polish for around a week now (no chips, v good) and at least once a day I've fallen into a mini-reverie about Elizabeth and how hard it must have been to know that your dad beheaded your mum and to be pitted against your half-sister for the crown. And then to lead an inherently sexist England as a woman, and one of questionable legitimacy at that...

Even if you don't care much about Elizabeth I, I recommend giving this polish a try, especially if you have pale skin, as it will set off the pallor and give your hands a lovely porcelain quality.

So, thank you Suzi, for making this polish and for making me dream of a ginger queen.

OPI's official stockist is Lena White -, where this will cost you £11.50

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  1. this looks gorgous on you. I'm so jealous!

    1. Thank you Wande. Try it - it might suit you too.


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