I'm Surprisingly Inspired by Barbra Streisand's (New) Nails -- See How I Plan to Copy Them
Posted 11/24/10 at 02:18PM by Kristen Giordani
Babs has, of course, long been known for her signature, looong, slightly tapered fingernails. (Which, thanks to my penchant for things trivial I happen to know that she initially grew to avoid having to get a job as a secretary -- typing and nails don't mesh.)
So, imagine my surprise when the other day I was watching the typically media shy diva on "Oprah" and as she went to hug Robert Redford (!) she had short, semi-square nails painted in the most to die for deep burgundy/purple-y/ruby shade. Yep, there was Mrs. James Brolin in all her beret-wearing splendor sporting downright modern nails. Buh-bye Fannie Bryce.
While I was applauding Streisand for having taken the leap into this new millennium, I took a long hard look at my own nails and realized it had been way too long since I had any oomph, pizzazz or color on them. That's when I began the quest -- the quest to find the same shade that Streisand had on.
Sadly, there's no "getbarbra'snailpolish.com" to turn to, so I had to do a lot of searching around to find just the right shade. Here are the four closest matches to help you get fabulous fingernails of your own...
Option 1: Zoya Nail Polish in Casey, $7
Option 2: OPI Classic Shades Nail Lacquer in Lincoln Park after Midnight, $7.99
Option 3: CND Nail Lacquer in Dark Ruby, $6.50
Option 4: Essie Nail Polish in Luxedo, $8
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