“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…” and with just half a sentence, George Lucas changed the world.  Okay, maybe not the world, but at least the world of pop culture.  Not a lot of movies can make that claim, which is one of the reasons the first Star Wars movie is so much fun—you feel like you’re experiencing something totally different, in a good way.

This last week was the 35th anniversary of Star Wars opening.  I wasn’t alive then, but I do remember watching it back when I was a kid.  I didn’t get it, but I knew Princess Leia had funny hair and Darth Vader was freakin’ scary.  Now that I’m older and have seen the movie several times, I still think Princess Leia has funny hair and that Darth Vader is freakin’ scary.  Watching the movie this time around, even after watching Hayden Christensen as Anakin in the prequels, I still got a chill when Darth Vader’s theme started (that dum dum dum dum de dum dum de dum) and he came on screen.

I can also appreciate Luke’s heroic journey from whiny farm boy to intergalactic hero.  Nobody can portray this journey quite like George Lucas (for additional proof outside of Star Wars, see the movie Willow).

In honor of Luke’s heroic journey, I decided to choose a polish that went along with the jumping off point of his adventure.  Luke, like his father, was raised on Tatooine—a desert planet—so OPI’s Sand in My Suit (2009 South Beach Collection) was the polish I chose.

When my sister recommended this polish, I wasn’t very excited.  I had just worn Sun Streaked (for a full review, please see my post on Attack of the Clones), and I didn’t really want to jump back to a light, sort of boring color.  I decided to give it a try, and I was pleasantly surprised.  This color was a bit darker than I anticipated, which I liked.  I also didn’t think it would look great with my skin tone, but it worked out quite nicely.

The polish itself was up to OPI’s general standards.  It went on smoothly, and I only put on two coats.  My only concern was that it was runnier than I was prepared for, so I got a lot of polish on my first nail.  I guess that’s a good lesson for any polish—always start slow, or the skin around your nails will feel the brunt of your impetuousness.

If you couldn’t tell from this review, I am a fan of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, and now, I can say I’m a fan of OPI’s Sand in My Suit. ~E

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