Friday, March 23, 2007

BeansTalk's Dark Side

By Andrea Goodwin, Associate Editor

BeansTalk is not a purple freak. You will not find any purple sofas in our house. We are fans, however, of OPI’s fall 2006 mega-hit Lincoln Park After Dark nail lacquer. BeansTalk readers may recall from last fall’s “Handbook on Nails” issue, dark nails offer a very modern look, and we are happy to report that this trend is being carried through for spring. Purple, in particular is great for any woman with an olive complexion like this staffer or the BeansTalk ME.

OPI has updated their Chicago collection hit with Lincoln Park at Midnight. (above) This shade possesses “the drama of the original Lincoln Park, with the romance of a midnight tryst.” It looks super smart with this years must-have metallic silver sandals, or peeking out from a high pair of open-toed platform pumps. Now that you have been advised… good luck finding it in stores. Most retailers have a hard time keeping it in stock!
Retail: about $6.00

BeansTalk Quicktip: Coordinate this nail lacquer with Laura Mercier’s Stick Gloss in Black Orchid. We think Rachel Weisz looked beautiful in it at the 79th Annual Academy Awards. (above) Stickgloss provides a sheer wash of color, creates dimension and adds fullness to the lips. Stickgloss is ultra-hydrating and longer-wearing than a traditional Lip Glace.
Retail: $20.00

We think these modern looking lip and nail shades make a perfect pair.