As fall rolls around I begin to pull out some of my favorite dark nail polish colors. One of those favorites is the OPI color You Don't Know Jacques. It is a wonderful matte greige and I wear it practically throughout both the fall and winter seasons. I didn't know what 'greige' was until I read a fashion magazine and discovered that this was the new moniker given to this gray/beige color. I love it because it goes with almost any dark color throughout the season but it doesn't make me look like I'm trying to look like a teenager.
OPI nail polishes have been one of those little happy items that I would occasionally treat myself with as a little reward for all that I do to scrimp and save. However, even just occasionally purchasing these items was still difficult. It just seemed a little steep to pay $8-$9 for a bottle of nail polish.
As luck would have it, though, this week I stumbled upon an exact replica of You Don't Know Jacques completely by accident with a price tag of only $2! I was passing the time in Walgreen's while my son was in his karate class when I found the color Nirvana by Sinful Colors Professional. I brought it home to compare and here are the results. I painted one hand with each and you can see for yourself below - you can't tell the difference!
Now, I love my OPI colors as much as the next girl but if you're in need of a great 'greige' for fall and winter I think you'll like Nirvana.
In the bottle...
On the hand...
I told you I'm not a hand model. Where's George Costanza when you need him?
Happy nail painting, Cheap Mamas!