Tuesday, August 30, 2011

O.P.I. Mimosas For Mr. and Mrs. REVIEW and swatches

Yay! My camera is working again! To celebrate and because I am a crazy person who cannot help stopping by the nearest drugstores (I know where they all are now...it is becoming a problem) I have decided to celebrate with a new review. After the horrendous experience of picking glitter off my nails when the cotton ball/aluminum foil trick wasn't enough to remove Deborah Lippmann's "Across the Universe" (next time I will try using Essie midnight cami as a base and then just doing a coat or two of glitter) I decided to put off trying some of my darker fall shades and instead go for a nice nude.

Now, I don't like pink. At all. And I don't like nude/beige/muted shades in general as they tend to wash me out. My skin isn't really cool or warm but takes its cue from my makeup/nail polish/clothing shades.

Because I don't have much experience with nudes I don't know how much help I'll be but here are my thoughts regardless... I really like this polish. My opinion changes depending on the lighting but in sunlight and white fluorescent light it looks very refined and sophisticated. It's a pale peach but it has a certain degree of warmth to it and it brings out the dusky, cool tones in my skin. It makes my hands look darker/more tan in dim or yellow lighting so you kind of get two different looks from this polish.

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Time for swatches!

How gorgeous is this? And while this looks very spring-appropriate and girly, nudes work all year round because they are so close to your skintone. It's like doing natural eye makeup.

Eh...not loving as much.

Application. I do not have a lot of luck picking O.P.I. shades except for I'm Not Really a Waitress. Otherwise, all the others have been sheer and watery. This one was similar but definitely much better. At 3 coats, everything was pretty even and slightly sheer. I had to do some cleanup in the corners but it didn't just bleed into my cuticles. I recommend doing light coats and just building color as frustrating as that might be. I ended up doing 4 coats because I wanted to see if I could get it opaque and because the 3 coats on my thumb weren't even (my fault). I wouldn't run out to get this but it's a nice nude light pink nevertheless. If many of your drugstores are like mine and mostly carry pinks and reds and you like my swatches, go ahead and pick this up. :)

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