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Polish Project #40

by Jamie Sanford on October 18, 2012

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144. OPI Obscurity (from the Go Goth minis)
145. OPI Hi Pumpkin (from the So So Skullicious minis)
146. OPI A Rose From The Dead (from the So So Skullicious minis)
147. OPI Mourning Glory (from the So So Skullicious minis)
148. OPI Candlelight (from the So So Skullicious minis)

OPI Obscurity.

OPI Obscurity.

Back to an Instagram photo for this polish. I actually do not own any other black matte polishes, so I wanted to give this mini a shot.

Thoughts: The application was a bit rough, but I really dug the finish. It totally chipped the day after I applied it with no protective covering, so I guess maybe I will look into obtaining some matte topcoat.
Verdict: It’s unique so I am keeping it. I really like this matte finish.

OPI So So Skullicious.

OPI So So Skullicious.

OPI So So Skullicious.

OPI So So Skullicious decals.

OPIs: A Rose From the Dead, Candlelight, Hi Pumpkin, Mourning Glory.

The brush in the OPI minis leaves a bit to be desired. However, the brush for Candlelight was the worst one. Luckily I didn’t actually use it for painting my nails.

My application of the OPI So So Skullicious polishes, and a decal from the set as well.

The packaging on this set is amazing. I took so many pictures because it really is fantastic. The Day of the Dead theme they have going on is really fun, and I love a decal, so this was calling to me right from the start. I decided to try using all of the polishes at once, and I’m still trying to improve my skills with the dotting tool. I think these dots are much better (and much flatter) than previous attempts, and the colors are really great.

Thoughts: Even with a big coat of topcoat, the black had a big chip the day after I painted my nails. However, I like all of the colors – particularly Hi Pumpkin and Candlelight since I don’t have anything else that look like those.
Verdict: These get to stay. If nothing else, at least the small bottles take up less space on the shelf.

How does everyone feel about Halloween manicures, or holiday-themed nails overall?

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Polish Project #28

by Jamie Sanford on September 11, 2012

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109. OPI Not Like the Movies
110. OPI Unripened (from the Go Goth Minis)
111. Rimmel London Midnight Blue

OPI Not Like the Movies.

Not Like the Movies on a testing wheel.

Thoughts: I just don’t like these purple/green duochromes. Meh.
Verdict: This one already has a new owner – Sara will get this when I am done testing polishes.

OPI Unripened and Rimmel London Midnight Blue.

From Top: OPI Unripened, Rimmel London Midnight Blue.

Rimmel London Midnight Blue Brush.

Thoughts: OPI Unripened looks better in the photo than it does in real life. The green isn’t as visible in real life unless really catching the light. The Rimmel London Midnight Blue had a brush I thought would be crap (and again, the crapness didn’t translate in the photo) but it was actually really great. I LOVE the formula and finish on the Midnight Blue.
Verdict: OPI Unripened goes to the share pile, Rimmel London Midnight Blue stays with me.

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Polish Project #21

by Jamie Sanford on August 26, 2012

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85. OPI InStyle Red (I got this for renewing my InStyle subscription. I can’t find it anywhere online.)
86. OPI I’m Not Really A Waitress
87. OPI Ali’s Big Break
88. Sephora No09 (Mini bottle that I purchased in 2005. No longer available, as far as I can tell.)
89. OPI Sanguine (from the Go Goth mini set)

Reds! In order as listed above.

I tried out this picture and ended up really liking it. Obviously the nails on the wheel correspond to the blurry bottle that they are pointing to. I don’t know why it took me so long to use a proper camera. Same order as listed above.

Close up of InStyle Red, I’m Not Really A Waitress, and Ali’s Big Break. You can see the texture difference between the last 2.

From the pinkie, moving right: InStyle Red, I’m Not Really A Waitress, Sanguine, Ali’s Big Break, No09.

This shot is just to show the true reds without the random dark one. I also love that you can see my dots here.

Thoughts: InStyle Red is the most basic red I have. It’s a great formula and application was great. Ali’s Big Break and I’m Not Really a Waitress are really similar on the nail. The Sephora No09 had unfortunate application and wear, but the color is good. Sanguine is tricky to apply because of the teeny tiny brush but I love a vampy dark polish and this is it.
Verdict: InStyle Red is a keeper, as is Sanguine. I think Sephora No09 will stick around for dotting or sponging, since I don’t think I want to use it as an actual polish again. I will have to pick between Ali’s Big Break and I’m Not Really A Waitress, and Momcycle the one I don’t want anymore.

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