I know, with a title like that. you probably picture this:
But, really, it’s this:
I know, kind of anti-climactic, isn’t it?
Say hello to OPI’s Fiji Weejee Fawn:
Whatever a Fiji Weejie Fawn is (does anyone have a clue??), it is one of my absolute top-favorites when it comes to work-appropriate colors. For me, that pretty much means “nude.”
When I first found this, it was in a dusty for one dollar, and I had absolutely no reason to pause for even half a second before snapping it up. Cheap. OPI. Work-wearable. Check, check, check. But from the first moment I put this on, I started staring at my nails as if they had just doubled in length for no apparent reason. I. Freakin’. Loved. This. Color!!!!
Really, I’m not too sure I can tell you why. I just know that when I’m needing to get on another Trip-B color (AKA BBB – Band-Aid But Better), this is one of the few I can put on and still feel like I’m wearing a knock-it-out-of-the-park polish.
From what little research I’ve done – you know, surfed the ‘net and Google for awhile – it seems as though this is a discontinued color from the Classics line. Still easy to find, though, from prices ranging from $5.95 to $13.00, and that’s with truly limited search patience.
It’s one of the few colors I have a back-up bottle of, having found a second bottle at another local store. But the second bottle has a black label rather than a green one. I think (and please tell me if I am mistaken!) that the black labels are the old formula, and the green the new. If you want me to compare them, drop a line, but as you can see, if the color varies, it’s only slightly.
(The one on the left, with the green label, is the one I am wearing in these photos.)
Anyway, this is three coats. You can get away with two, but I feel like the color isn’t quite what I want it to be at two. I think of it as a bit of a “sand” color, or even a medium/dark cream.
Lovely, just lovely.
And you know I just gotta do this, with “fawn” in the name!
(The great bonus for me is that this is one of my favorite songs – and scenes - from any of the Disney movies.)
I also wanted to do my part to bring attention to Nicole’s amazing idea of a nail blogger Secret Santa! It sounds like a whole lotta fun, and it’s open internationally; which means we can get non-local varnishes!
And if you have not yet checked out her blog, get thee over to MagicXMaid right away!