My Monday Manicure: Opi Hong Kong Collection

I’ve been on an absolutely INCREDIBLE run of spa treatments lately, and I never want it to end!!

My latest spa adventure led me to Eshe Day Spa, on Michigan Avenue in Chicago – right across from Millenium Park, where the ice skating takes place. I was sent to Eshe for a fabulous spa day all thanks to Creme of Nature – I won their Twitter hashtag contest!!! So if you voted for me, THANK YOU! I had an AMAZING spa day and I’m gonna blog about it all for you!!

At Eshe I got a series of treatments done – full spa review and more on that later. This is alllllll about the manicure, and Eshe was absolutely incredible in that department!

Forgive the quality of these upcoming photos – they were all taken with my camera phone. I’m getting a phone upgrade soon – I take too many cameraphone photos to be playing games!

I had the Caribbean Therapy Hand Treatment. It costs $40 and LASTS AN HOUR. I didn’t think my hands could be so lavished with love and affection.

Eshe’s manicurist, Pamela, has been in the game for sixteen years (if memory serves correctly. I was in a manicure reverie!) Eshe is an Aveda spa, so the hand treatment involves only Aveda products. It began with a moisturizing hand soak in Caribbean Therapy Flower Water, and was followed by a luxurious sugar scrub spiked with Aveda blue oil. Oooooooooohhhh, baby baby.

It ended with a self warming seaweed masque — OK this was the first time I had a masque applied to both sides of my hands. SO amazing. And then the massage began. I told y’all this treatment was for an hour, right? And it costs $40!!! If you live in the Chicago area and your mama lives here too, you should make an appointment a deux for you to enjoy sometime in the month of May. This would be an amazing Mother’s Day treat. The manicure room at Eshe’s can accommodate maybe 3 manicures at a time, and it overlooks beautiful Millennium Park. Great location for a little pampering!

OK, on to the manicure. Eshe exclusively uses OPI nail polish products, which I always enjoy (and seldom get to review). So I was excited to choose a color I had yet to try.

At first I was torn. OPI Ink was calling my NAME! It’s a rich, sparkling violet-blue that speaks my language. But instead I decided to go with something more spring, more current, new to salons around the country. I decided to go with the Hong Kong Collection — click to see pix on Temptalia.com.

Jade Is The New Black looks lovely and amazing, and I really wanted to try it…but instead I was compelled to go with Meet Me On The Star Ferry.

It’s a softer and more traditionally girly color than I normally go for, but I LOVE it. All Lacquered Up describes it as a “rosey mauve”, but I’d describe it more as a violet rose, flecked with gold. (OPI calls it a “Kowloon-lit, moonlit violet.”) Either way, it is lovely and perfect for Spring.

I’m sure I’ll be back to bolder shades of purple, blue and green soon enough, especially as we get closer and closer to summer…but for now I’m loving this refreshingly soft springtime shade.

What do you think, bellas? Do you love this color from the Hong Kong Collection, or would you have chosen another?

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Comments

  1. I stan hard for OPI’s colors. Due to the amounts I’ve accumulated, I swore off adding any more polish to the collection for 2010. Needless to say, the Hong Kong collection truly tested my vow. Goodness gracious they make some pretty colors. It was hard and I did it. BUT secretly I am hoping that in 2011, I will find one of the colors discountinued somewhere for an awesome price and then my year will have been made.

  2. I also stan hard for OPI. My last manicure was Meet Me at Star Ferry- and it’s just a happy color. Really just happy. Now to get a brighter color next week!

  3. I have a whole bag of random nail polish but I’ve just started buying more OPI nail polish and the color you have is the exact color I bought not too long ago and i LOVE it!

  4. As you know our family salon only uses OPI!

  5. My last manicure was Jade is the New Black – I love it so much, I’m currently wearing it on my toes! Viva OPI!

  6. @ Martii, is it sad of me that the “Clubbin Till Sunrise” and “Bronzed To Perfection” colors look fabulous on me with a summer tan and I’m holding on to them till July/August to wear? I feel so pretty when I wear them. I’m currently wearing “Over The Taupe” as I make the cold to warm weather change.

  7. I heart ‘Jade is the new Black.’

  8. love the colour… recently ive had an obession with nail polish bought many diff colours n i wud wear them all at once lol…but dat colour is cute wit ur complexion

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