# beauty # Lessons from Madame Chic

My Manicure: OPI's Vodka & Caviar (and Two Book Giveaways!)

I don't make it to the manicurists that much anymore- probably about once a month. In the meantime I give myself manicures at home. So when I ventured out to the nail salon last week I decided to try a new color that I hadn't tried before to shake things up. I tried OPI's Vodka & Caviar- a delectably rich red. I like this red so much I rank it right up there with Essie's A-List.

A good nail polish evokes passion in me... and it's good to know I'm not the only one who feels like this! Daily Connoisseur reader LMK reminded me of this when she made a reference to the film, The Women, where the nail polish color Jungle Red causes a lot of waves.

It's true, red nail polish makes a definite statement. While I normally go for demure neutrals (Essie Mademoiselle and Diego Dalla Palma French Pink) I do like to wear red when I am feeling a bit dramatic or when I want to feel glamorous (which is very rarely these days- but when the mood strikes I capitalize on it!)

Watch my video, above, to see the nail polish on my fingers and to see where this lovely shade transports me (you know I love beauty products that transport me!) If you are unable to see the embedded video, click here, look in the sidebar of this blog, or visit my channel: www.youtube.com/TheDailyConnoisseur

Book Giveaways-

And in other exciting news... There are two wonderful blogs that are doing a giveaway of my book Lessons from Madame Chic: The Top 20 Things I Learned While Living in Paris!

Kristi from La Bella Figura (who is the author of her own chic lifestyle book called La Bella Figura) is holding a giveaway for an autographed copy of my book.

... and Bliss from Stepping my Way to Bliss , who writes a wonderful blog and has a very cool Etsy shop that sells vintage handbags and other delights, is celebrating one year of blogging and is having a big giveaway this week- and an autographed copy of my book is one of her prizes.

So whether you already have a copy of Lessons from Madame Chic and want an extra one to give away as a gift or you have yet to get one for yourself, enter their giveaways for this great opportunity!

To enter Kristi's giveaway click here

To enter Bliss' giveaway click here

Also the wonderful Tish from A Femme d'Un Certain Age has mentioned The Daily Connoisseur and Lessons from Madame Chic on her blog this week... click here to check it out!

Until next time, I would love to know... what is your favorite nail polish color?

The Daily Connoisseur is now available on Amazon Kindle

Visit my Author Website

Like my Facebook Page

Follow me on Twitter


Anonymous said...

Thank you for the shout out! I am very excited about my giveaway and you are a doll for offering your book as part of it. Thank you too for mentioning my Etsy store--I am currently overwhelmed with adding more things to it.

Favorite polish? I go sans polish on my hands...I tried to wear it a couple of times this summer and I just didn't like it. On my toes (which are also naked right now to give them a breathing break) I currently love Rimmel's Rags to Riches.

I just had a mani/pedi this past Friday--it was much needed and overdue. ~~Bliss

Anonymous said...

Hands down all my favs come from the Sinful Colors line. For the fingers their Basecoat. It's sheer nude gives just a whisper of tint & healthy shine. But when I want to pump up the drama, it's their Sugar Sugar. A deep, bluesy red. For my toes it's always Tokyo Pearl. A fluid, metallic silver.

It's wonderful how the power of polish can make you feel, well, polished!

Kristi said...

Wicked by Essie on my very short nails.

J. said...

That color is gorgeous indeed! My own favorite color changes all the time, actually.

Jennings and Gates said...

Makes me want to go paint my toes! Always looking for the perfect red.