The Best Guests Come Bearing Gifts: Gossip Girl-Inspired Nail Polish

by AVERY SPOFFORD · July 27, 2010

    Want to look like Serena Van Der Woodsen? You're shit-out-of-luck. But now, thanks to O.P.I., a teensy tiny fraction of your hands can! Hey, we'll take what we can get.-

    O.P.I.'s younger diffusion line, Nicole by O.P.I., has released a set of four nail polish shades inspired by the Gossip Girl cast. Colors include "Nicole ... Spotted!" green, "Too Rich for You" blue, "Scandals, Secrets and Sparkle" silver and "Party in the Penthouse" blue.

    While we'd much prefer a nail polish line directly inspired by individual cast members (remember reading about Serena's deep red "Gash" Urban Decay lip gloss in the book series?), these four shades look like a fun idea for the show's younger fans. But ... what if the characters did have their own nail polish color? Hey, O.P.I., take a hint:

    Upper East Side Queen Bee Blair Waldorf would choose a classic and ladylike shade like O.P.I.'s "Sweetheart."

    Frenemy Serena Van Der Woodsen would go for this slightly darker and trendier shade of greige called "You Don't Know Jacques."

    Guess who? The Upper East Side's favorite baby hooker, Jenny Humphrey, would rock this totally seasonally inappropriate shade once favored by the, ahem, legitimate social scene -- "Lincoln Park After Dark."

    O.P.I.'s "Mad as a Hatter" is a sparkly, purple mess that we might have worn in elementary school (or while on an Acid trip in Amsterdam), which reminds us of eccentric globe-trotting Gossip Girl character Vanessa Abrams.

    Demure with just the slightest bit of scandal in the title: "Sand in my Suit" is the perfect shade for Lily Van Der Woodsen to sport while having an affair with an ex-husband (or two) in Palm Beach.

    The show's true gossip queen, Chuck Bass, is personified in this electric lavender shade entitled "Done Out In Deco." A part of O.P.I.'s South Beach collection, this color would perfectly suit Chuck's pastel cravat, cummerbund or pocket square du jour.