On June 16, Connecticut’s 25-year-old Erin Brady was crowned Miss USA 2013 at Planet Hollywood Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas. Dressed in a white, strapless gown with a sparkly bodice and flowing satin bottom, Erin won over the judges with her beauty, intelligence, charm, and final question and answer round.This year’s pageant, however, was not all about hair, makeup and wardrobe; each contestant received neatly applied nail polish from OPI, the official brand of nail polish of the Miss USA competition. The colors and designs of the nail art were provided to match the contestants’ outfit in the finale. Now, although fingernails were never given much importance in the Miss USA pageant in the past, OPI and the program are definitely on to something. Nail art is no longer a hobby with just teenage girls; women all over the world, including numerous celebrities, have made nail polish as popular as it has ever been. Continue Reading
Here is an interesting way to raise money for charity: OPI has created a limited-edition shade of nail polish called Sandy Hook Green. The color will not be available for purchase; instead, people will receive the polish when making a $10 donation at a fundraiser for victims of the Sandy Hook School tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut.
The fundraiser took place at a local salon on May 19. The salon also offered a number of services like manicures, haircuts, and more, each of which would come with a free bottle of Sandy Hook Green. The whole event seems like a fun way for nail enthusiasts to support a local fundraising effort.