Fifty Shades of Grey: From Book to Movie and Polish

Fifty Shades of Grey is all the craze right now, and I will admittedly say that I am aboard the Grey train! The hot and steamy romance novel is set to debut on the big screen next Friday, February 13th. I hope you’ve purchased your tickets ahead of time like I did because Fifty Shades of Grey is the fastest selling R-rated title in Fandango history! It even beat out Sex and the City 2 — goes to show that sex really does sell. Don’t have your tickets yet? Pre-order them on Fandango here so you’re not left out in the cold while others are heating up in the theaters! This is part of my Valentine’s Day excursion with my boyfriend; how many other ladies will be taking their men to discover their fifty shades of grey?

If you haven’t finished the book yet, you still have time. Pick up a copy today or borrow it from a friend… or mom or maybe even grandma. Seriously, I’m sure almost everyone has a copy! The release is still a week away (at least we’re finally in single digits for the countdown) but if you need a quick fix, here you go:

To prepare you for the big debut, OPI released a limited-edition Fifty Shades of Grey collection of nail lacquer with witty names from My Silk Tie to Embrace the Gray. Available at your regular OPI retailers including Ulta, these shades can be purchased individually or if you’re just interested in sampling the shades without fully committing to a full-size polish, Ulta has a 6-piece nail pack with trial sizes of each shade.

Before you go thinking that actors Dakota Johnson (Anastasia Steele) and Jamie Dornan (Christian Grey) are as hot and steamy off camera, you are terribly mistaken! It turns out the two actors are actually the complete opposite. First things first, this is not how I pictured the characters when I was reading the book. I was hoping Grey’s character was similar to Ryan Phillipe in Cruel Intentions (minus the curls) and Steele’s character to be, well, a little less awkward than how I’ve seen her portrayed by Johnson in the previews. If you’ve been following the Fifty Shades of Grey press tour, I’m sure you’ve been keeping up with the dish about the off-camera relationship — if not, Gawker put together a great recap.

What’s been your biggest Fifty Shades of Grey obsession, and how will you prepare for the big day? Whether it’s recreating a scene from the movie on Valentine’s Day or dressing head to toe in a Christian Grey or Anastasia Steel getup for the big premiere, the countdown continues. For the love of Beyonce, may your days been happy and Grey.

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