Nail of the Day 11/19/11: OPI Pros and Bronze
FREAKIN’. AMAZING. Yep, I think that pretty much sums up this nail polish.
Pros and Bronze is from OPI’s Fall 2011 Serena Williams Glam Slam! duo. I’ll probably end up doing a post on the other polish (which, by the way, is also gorgeous) but I think this one deserves some serious spotlight time first.
Pros and Bronze is a crazy hybrid of a varnish - glitter, foil, AND duochrome. There are so many layers to it, I don’t even know where to begin! At first glance, the golden bronze foil is the most noticeable aspect. Upon closer inspection though, the eye begins to pick up tiny copper glitter and rose gold duochrome. I absolutely love how multidimensional this polish is and I think it’s going to become one of my top three nail polishes - if not my new all-time favorite! The only thing I don’t like about Pros and Bronze is that it’s REALLY thin and kind of runny. In the photos, you can see how the polish sloshes around in the bottle. It’s not a huge deal though, because the formula is still fairly easy to work with. Plus, it covers beautifully despite the consistency. Oh, AND it wasn’t a nightmare to get off! *happy dance*
I just can’t get over Pros and Bronze. I’m seriously in awe! I feel like these photos don’t do it justice either. You really need to see it in person, then you’ll understand.
OPI definitely hit a grand slam with this one. No bronze medals here - just gold, gold, gold!
Shown above: OPI Pros and Bronze - 3 coats
Nail of the Day 11/16/11: Revlon Facets of Fuchsia
I actually wore this nail polish almost a week ago, but decided to save the photos for a later post. Looks like “later” is now!
Facets of Fuchsia is one of three (fairly) new glitter polishes from Revlon. I was immediately drawn to this varnish because it looks identical to Deborah Lippmann’s Bad Romance. Until now, there was nothing that could measure up to the unique edginess of Bad Romance. Comparatively, they are pretty much the exact same lacquer. The only differences being: 1) Facets of Fuchsia has slightly less glitter 2) Bad Romance costs 3x more at $18.
I was also impressed with the black base. I guess I expected Facets of Fuchsia to be kind of gloopy and sheer because it’s a drugstore nail polish. WRONG! How could I ever think that? Afterall, there hasn’t been a Revlon polish I’ve owned and disliked. Plus, their varnishes are comparable - and sometimes superior - to higher end brands. Shame on you, Ingrid. You should know better! *slaps hand*
*Ahem* Anyways, even though I ended up using three coats, I absolutely adore this polish. The combination of small and large hexagonal glitter against the dark base is lovely. It’s one of those colors that makes me happy when I look down at my nails. So if you’ve had your eye on Bad Romance, don’t bother. Go with Facets of Fuchsia instead and save yourself a few bucks!
Shown above: Revlon Facets of Fuchsia - 3 coats
Nail of the Day 11/13/11: OPI Excuse Moi!
I really wasn’t impressed with the glitter polishes from OPI’s recent Muppets collection. Most of them had clear bases and looked weird and chunky on their own. However, there WAS one exception - Excuse Moi.
Being a long time Miss Piggy lover, I’m happy to report that this lacquer doesn’t disappoint. I think everyone’s second favorite pig (Porkchop being the first, of course) would be proud.
Excuse Moi has a pinky red base with pink and silver microglitter as well as medium sized, multicolored glitter. In short, I love everything about this varnish. Mostly because it reminds me of a cupcake topped with frosting and rainbow sprinkles, and anything cake/rainbow related makes me happy. I was pleasantly surprised by the opacity too - complete coverage in two coats! Well done OPI, well done.
Shown above: OPI Excuse Moi! - 2 coats
Nail of the Day 10/26/11: Orly Rage
I haven’t posted on here in a while because I’ve been wearing this polish the entire time. Gasp! Ingrid wearing one color for over a week straight?! Yep. There aren’t many lacquers that can induce such loyalty, but Orly Rage is one of them. It’s a beautiful rose gold color that looks absolutely stunning on everyone, and I consider it to be one of my all-time favorite nail polishes.
Admittedly, the rosiness of this varnish doesn’t translate well on camera, but it’s definitely apparent with the naked eye. Rage also applies wonderfully - it’s like painting liquid metal onto your nails! It does, however, chip/wear almost immediately, even with the best top coat. This means I’m always finding myself having to perform little touch ups here and there. To me, Rage is worth it though, because the color is unparalleled.
Shown above: Orly Rage - 2 coats