Today's manicure is Let's Plie from Sephora by OPI's Urban Ballerina collection. This is one of two full sizes I purchased as they were not included in the mini-set (the other is Shiny Dancer, a gorgeous metallic gunmetal/blue). Let's Plie is an opaque, pale peachy-nude with very subtle shimmer, which is not really noticeable on the nail. There isn't a whole lot of contrast between this shade and my skin color and I think it would perhaps be more flattering on someone with a darker skintone, unless you are going for the mannequin-hands look. It required three coats to achieve opacity and was a little streaky going on. (It appears to be similar to Rescue Beauty Lounge's "Plie" but may have a touch more apricot/peach tones rather than pink, although I'm going based on web swatches since I don't have that one.) If you are a fan of pale nudes you may like Let's Plie, but I wouldn't say it's a must have.
You can see the subtle shimmer above in the bottle, but it's not very apparent once applied
Leather purse with brass accents, Banana Republic, circa 2008
Below are a few recent photos of flowers in my backyard. Actually, these are my neighbor's roses that are dangling over the fence into my yard :) A nice treat at this time of year!
Angel's Trumpet (Brugmansia): Pretty to look at--but highly toxic. According to Wikipedia it is native to subtropical regions of South America and southeastern Brazil and is sometimes used in shamanic practices of people indigenous to the Amazon.