Monday, 18 January 2010

Slowly but surely

I am building up my OPI collection. :D

I bought my first OPI in the Summer from Sally's which happened to be Pink-ing Of You.  I absolutely adore it - it is an amazing colour which glides on smoothly and lasts on the nail for a long time.  I also love that the bottle itself (15ml in size) has lasted from September to now without going claggy as so many cheap polishes do.

So, after growing my nails over the Christmas holidays I decided to treat myself to a few new bottles.  I bought them from this eBay seller in the US as they worked out at a mere £3ish for a bottle compared to £10 here in the UK.  These are the colours I decided on....

From L-R: Coney Island Cotton Candy; Russian Navy; Done Out In Deco

The Coney Island Cotton Candy I have to admit was a purchase due to the thumbs up from Laura over at Lollipop26, although I am yet to try it.  As for the Russian Navy, I decided on it purely because I love navy polish and although I haven't tried this yet the colour looks amazing in the bottle - navy with an almost purple hue to it.  I immediately tried out the Done Out in Deco as I am addicted to purple/lilac polishes.  This was, as expected, a dream to apply. It has a fantastic creamy formulation and was opaque in two coats.  Here is the finished product.

I absolutely love it and it is official, I am addicted to OPI.  I'm not sure I would bother buying Barry M etc anymore unless it was was a really amazing colour because they just do not last long for me.  After one or two applications the polish becomes completely overworked and they also take ages to dry on my nails whereas OPI takes only a few minutes as only thin layers are require to get the desired effect.  I did however also buy this OPI Nail Laquer Thinner so maybe this will save all my other past-it polishes?!

I really recommend this seller - my items arrived so quickly.  I was also slightly worried as my items came to just over the £18 Royal Mail limit for duty/customs tax etc.  However, the lovely seller had only declared the package to be worth $12.  I'm not sure if I was just lucky though so next time I will ensure to order under £18 to be sure!

Are there any other OPI colours that you can recommend??  I just feel overwhelmed at the choice of colours!  Maybe one day I will have them all?!


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