sorry i've been very busy lately but i felt the need to blog on my birthday. so here's a quick post about an OPI polish i picked up last week (yes one of the many birthday gifts for myself).
i bought two (will post the other one shortly) on sale at Chatters for $5 each. these are actually my very first OPI polishes! can you believe it? i have a number of China Glazes and Nicole by OPI (and an OPI topcoat sample) but these are my first actual OPI OPIs.
left to right: "We'll Always Have Paris Suede"; "Number One Nemesis"
"Number One Nemesis" (NL M38; 15 mL) is part of Summer 2012's The Amazing Spider-Man Collection. there are a total of 6 shades and 1 shatter. i saw the movie last weekend and it was ah-mazing. i really like Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone (especially together!!) - they're too cute.
i also really like this color!! it's one of those that are tough to describe - let's say it's a greenish gray with multicolored metallic shimmer. i tried to take plenty of pictures to really capture the color because it changes depending on the angle you look at it.
i did 3 coats. the first one was too sheer. the second was almost full opacity and the third was exactly what i was looking for:
the following pics were taken a few days after, but look:
but wait! it's also green!
the wear of this polish is fantastic - i've worn it for almost 4 days without a topcoat and it looks almost like i have just painted my nails. there's no chipping at all - only the bottom edge of my nails has suffered some wear.
so i hope everyone has a fantastic day!! i'm a quarter of a century now! sounds like an age where i am supposed to be a "grown-up" and have my career figured out. oops!