I’m not wishing this to a young person, but to one of our longest-standing beauty brands, OPI Nails, who are celebrating their 21st anniversary with us next week. As someone who remembers the early days of the brand on QVC when the guest was Lena White (Lisa and Julie’s mum), I thought it would be rather nice to do a prize giveaway… more on that later!
I was looking for a photo to accompany my blog piece and remembered that in 2011, when I was in America for the QVC red carpet Oscar’s party, I was fortunate enough to visit the OPI flagship salon in West Hollywood and meet Sally Weiss-Fischmann, who has been with the company almost from the beginning, and is currently executive vice-president and artistic director.
Look at all those colours behind our heads, and they were just the tip of the iceberg! The salon had a really relaxing vibe and my manicurist was excellent and very entertaining, although I’m embarrassed to admit that I don’t recall her name.
We filmed in the salon for several hours as part of our ‘preparations for the red carpet’ sequence that was featured on the QVC website. This was us in the back of a stretch limo on our way to the party. As you can probably make out, the windows were all steamed up, and that was because of the pouring rain outside – we were very unlucky with the weather on the actual day of the party, although leading up to it had been gorgeous.
While I was going through the photos from the party, it jogged my memory on some of the celebrities I met on the night including ‘actual’ Oscar winners. I thought you might like a little film show of some of the ones I was lucky enough to meet and interview, including the future president of the United States, Donald Trump, and his wife Melania! I wonder what he said to shock me so?
It was great chatting with Helena Bonham-Carter who admitted she watches QVC, and also to Kourtney Kardashian and of course the late, great, Joan Rivers. It really was a star-studded evening and one that I will enjoy ‘telling the grandchildren’ about – assuming I ever have any!
In case you’re looking for some fashion inspiration, here’s next week’s Look of the Week:
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So… back to the competition. I have this fabulous prize to give away with a value of approximately £89.
The shades you will receive if you win:
- Infinity Shine ProStay Base Coat
- Infinity Shine ProStay Top Coat
- Shorts Story (pink)
- Live. Love. Carnival (coral)
- Barefoot in Barcelona (nude)
- Do you Lilac It? (purple)
All you have to do is leave the answer to this very simple question in a comment below, before midnight next Wednesday 19th July, and we will announce the winner during my 6pm OPI show on Thursday 20th July.
Question: what is the name of OPIs iconic nail strengthening product? Is it:
A) Nail Jealousy
B) Nail Envy
C) Nail Green-Eyed Monster
Have a great weekend
Love Julia xx