I mentioned yesterday that I tend to wear coloured nail polish on my toes only. That’s not because I don’t like the look of it on my hands – I do, but because I type all day (and, OK, because I’m clumsy and prone to looking like I’ve been dragged through the proverbial hedge) any polish I try to use on my fingers will chip more or less instantly. I hate the look of chipped nail polish, and I’m too lazy to go to the trouble of maintaining it, so clear gloss it is.
Nic’s Sticks by OPI might be about to change my mind, though, These are similar to the YSL Easy French Manicure Kit I wrote about a few months ago, in that the colour comes in a pen, and all you have to do is give it a quick shake and then apply. It’s fast-drying, comes in a huge variety of colours, and the pen is going to be much easier to pop in your handbag and use to touch up those chipped bits while you’re out and about, so something like this seems like it could be just what I’ve been looking for to let me wear bright colours on my nails, without permanently looking like Courtney Love.
More info: Nic’s Sticks by OPI