OPI You Don't Know Jacques! was originally from their Fall 2008 La Collection de France but has since been made part of their Classics collection. It was a huge hit when released and is still a great color. Shown here at three thin coats - application was mostly good but the formula is very thin so the polish did flood my cuticles a couple of times. Still a winner though!
OPI ElePhantastic Pink is originally from their 2008 India collection but has since been added to their Classics collection. It's a bright carnation pink creme that applies like a dream in just two coats. Great polish and I love the OPI wide brushes.
OPI Done Out In Deco was part of their 2009 Spring South Beach collection. It was then part of their regular lineup but has since been discontinued. I highly recommend grabbing it if you ever come across a bottle. It's one of my sister's top 5 favorite polishes of all time and she has a couple of backup bottles so she let me try it out. I understand why it's a favorite. Fantastic application for any polish, but especially for a pale creme and a unique color. Amazing polish!
OPI Midnight In Moscow was originally part of their Fall 2007 Russian collection but has since been added to their Classics line with good reason!
OPI Midnight In Moscow is so fun; it looks like liquid vampires! It's a sheer charcoal jam-packed with brick red micro shimmer. The first coat is streaky but as soon as you start the second coat everything turns rich and glossy and magical. I love OPI's wide brushes too so this one really was a pleasure to apply. I don't usually go for dark, vampy colors but Midnight In Moscow is simply fantastic!
OPI Ski Teal We Drop is from their Swiss Collection for Fall 2010. It's a gorgeous deep teal that is very easy to apply and shown here in 2 coats. I love OPI's wide brush and Ski Teal We Drop is a very beautiful color unlike any other in my stash. Definitely a keeper and I need to get one for my sister Ashley since this will go so well with her wardrobe.
Sometimes a manicure just won't photograph well! This is the gorgeous OPI Love Angel Music Baby, which is a matte polish, with glossy asymmetrical french tips. It looked spectacular in real life but I could barely get the change in finishes to show up at all in my photos. Oh well. The polish is still pretty!
For any craft beer lovers out there, this is my beloved Prairie Artisan Ales Dino glass in silver & gold.
I don't have very many OPI polishes but I really love their wide brush. OPI Heart Throb is one of those colors I would never pick out for myself (so pink!) but I ended up loving. Shown here at 3 easily applied coats, Heart Throb is a nicely balanced classic pink jelly polish that will look great on a wide range of skin tones. Nothing new but still gorgeous! I think this color actually works great with all of the cold weather we've been having too.
OPI Love Angel Music Baby is from their first Gwen Stefani collection. Shown here at two coats but I could easily have gotten away with just one. OPI Love Angel Music Baby will be added to my growing stash of polishes I can use when I need to get out the door in a hurry! It dries super fast and applies like a dream with w truly superb formula and their wide brush. I'm in love and might need to buy a backup bottle! Lovers of Zoya Tomoko might want to grab this one too.
People who stumble across my blog probably wonder about the curious name. It's actually very simple; Ashley & I make concrete! I snapped this spicture of her nails after we poured a few batches. OPI Done Out In Deco is her all time favorite polish (she's gone through two bottles & has two backups!) and it looks lovely even covered in concrete. I love this snapshot of my hard working sister!You can see some of our concrete work in our Etsy store, The Makerage.
I still love crackle polishes & I probably always will. I rarely keep my nails the same for more than 3 days in a row, but occasionally I just don't have time to completely start fresh. If my nails are looking chipped or have tip wear & I'm in a rush, I always reach for a crackle. They dry quickly, are virtually foolproof, & easily cover any wear that I want to hide.
That being said, OPI Pink Shatter didn't win me over on my first try when paired with The Painted Nail by Nubar OMG Gorgeous. It dried matte & just seemed kind of weak & washed out. The formula was fine but very sheer for a crackle.
I wanted to give it another try before I gave up on it & I'm so glad I did. I layered it over Maybelline New Year's Blues with almost no expectations. The results were quite amazing. I think this combination would be a good start for some galaxy nails which I still haven't successfully done yet.
Zoya Chloe is a sheer pink topcoat loaded with duochrome flakies in red-orange to gold and gold-green to blue from their new Fleck Effects collection. This set looks
gorgeous in their bottles so I decided to try to get the same look on my
nails. I think I accomplished my goal!
Chloe by itself is very sheer with just a hint of pink in the base. This is 2 coats of OPI Elephantastic Pink topped with 2 coats of Chloe. Gorgeous! I love all of the Fleck Effects but Chloe is my favorite. I can't wait to try it over other colors.
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