Welcome! I’m Catherine. For me, it's important to stretch my mind, travel far, and always have a stash of dark chocolate.

I Love Me Some Odeme

Odeme Nail Polish I recently threw away my old nail polish. My collection dated back to when I worked at a cosmetology school in Chicago, right out of college; they were severely past their prime. Recently, while browsing White's Mercantile (a cute, modern-day general store near me), I came across the prettiest polish colors with the cutest packaging and the cheekiest names. I couldn't pass them up!

Odeme knows what's up. Founded in 2015, they are new to the beauty scene but they have made a huge splash with their line specially designed for the modern girl. I can't get enough. I purchased three colors (Cinque Terre, The DerbyCuba Lebre) from Odeme's line, but I want to go back for more!

Odeme Nail Polish

I'm not able to wear nail polish at work, but I have treated myself to a few manicures when I have consecutive days off in a row. My nails are growing quick and strong thanks to my prenatal vitamins! It's been a special way to celebrate being pregnant and I plan on getting manicures regularly while on maternity leave.

I haven't tried many nail polish brands outside of Essie, OPI and China Glaze, so I wasn't sure how these would wear. When getting a pedicure or manicure, I normally wouldn't bring in my own color but this time I had the manicurist use the Odeme colors so I could test them out! I knew I wouldn't get an accurate reading if I tried to paint them myself.

Odeme Nail Polish

Odeme Nail Polish

"All Odeme nail polishes are "five-free," meaning that they are made without the potentially harmful chemicals Touluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, and Camphor."

Odeme Nail Polish

My fingernails are painted in "The Derby" color and I've been very pleased with the results. I had to take my nail polish off after five days when I went back to work. During those five days I got a slight chip in the varnish, which easily I touched up myself, but otherwise they wore beautifully.

What are your favorite colors and brands of nail polish?

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