Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, EVP and Artistic Director, OPI
As you may remember from my post back in December of 2011, I am a HUGE fan of Mary Jo Matsumoto’s 4FREE Nail Polishes, so I am super excited to announce her Fall 2012 Collections – the Caffeine Addiction Trio and the Laguna Libertine Trio; both of which I feel were created for me because one pays tribute to all things caffeinated (hello, Café Fashionista!), and the other features a color (Wilde Blue Yonder) that pays homage to one of my favorite people in history – Oscar Wilde!
Caffeine Addiction features three seriously fall-hued colors – Vanilla Latte Gratification (a taupe shimmer), Coffee Addiction (a soft caramel color), and Mood-Altering Mocha (a dark chocolate shade); while Laguna Libertine is a bit brighter, and perfect for the summer-to-fall transition featuring Wilde Blue Yonder (a royal / cobalt blue with subtle shimmer throughout), Bon Mots (an effervescent gold metallic), and Scandalous Lover (a brown-based vampy red). Both Trios retail for $36.00.
Out of the six colors, I think my personal favorites are Coffee Addiction, Vanilla Latte Gratification, Mood-Altering Mocha, and Bon Mots. Vanilla Latte Gratification and Bon Mots would work perfectly as accent nails (usually the ring finger) against darker-hued manis – I’d love to see (or try!) a Coffee Addiction manicure using Vanilla Latte Gratification as an accent nail. I also think that Bon Mots would look stunning as a Reverse French Mani with either Mood-Altering Mocha or Scandalous Lover (i.e. using Bon Mots for the tips of each fingernail, and one of the darker shades for the nail beds).
As you can probably tell from my NOTD posts, I use a TON of different nail polish brands - from high-end to drugstore offerings. From my experience, the formula for Mary Jo Matsumoto's lacquer collections is comparable to Essie and OPI; and is incredibly long-lasting, and usually opaque in just one coat - thus the reason why it is one of my favorite brands.
What shades do you love from the Caffeine Addiction and Laguna Libertine Trios? Are there any polish combinations you’d like to try using these colors?
Thanks to Mary Jo Matsumoto for the pictures.