Wednesday, July 21, 2010

OPI Dazzled By Gold

I just have to thank everyone for all the supportive comments for Juan taking over my blog yesterday. I spent a few hours on Sunday swatching and watermarked and uploaded a bunch of pictures on here, so all I have to do now through when we get back from vacation is pick a color and write. So when Juan offered to write for me after an exhausting 12 hours of work, packing ahead of me and some other stuff to take care of, I just couldn't pass up the chance. It was definitely a much needed break.

But now I want to back track just a bit before going forward with today's post. I started the week with Essie Shift Power and then yesterday's NOTD was Nubar's Gilded Gold. I had intended on this week being gold week and showing some of the many gold polishes I seem to have. I've had Gilded Gold for a while just sitting in my unused drawer. When I put it on yesterday it reminded me of Chanel Illusion D'or. Not an exact dupe - but real close. It has the same flakiness texture to it but it doesn't have that Chanel Shimmer. I actually like it a little better than Illusion D'or. But that could just be my own personal preference. If you didn't get Illusion D'or and if you want something close, you might want to consider giving Nubar Gilded Gold a try. Someone asked what it looks like over darker polish. Well hang in there a few more days, I am working my way there. I have a few more buildable golds to show you and then after I show them all I will show you the four buildable golds over a red polish. I chose red because that is what I used Chanel Illusion D'or over, so this way you can compare. 

Today I am showing you OPI Dazzled by Gold. This is another one that has been sitting in my untrieds. It is quite sheer with just one coat. I can definitely see this one layered over other colors.

I added a few more coats though and then it really dazzled! It is so shiny and stunning. I couldn't stop staring at my hands! The dress I am wearing for my brother's wedding is black with red, orange and mustard yellow designs going through it. (I'll do an outfit of the day post with it.) I intended on wearing Hard Candy Lava for my pedicure and Zoya Maura for my manicure, but for whatever reason I keep getting bubbling. I think I am doing it to thick because I am in a hurry. This is the third brand of red I am trying and each one is bubbling, so I know it has to be something I am doing. I am thinking of changing it to a few layers of Dazzled by Gold instead. I mean just look at this!


 
And the best part about this polish? I got it on sale 50% off the sticker price in a final clearance at a salon. Yup $2.00 for this amazing OPI!!! WAHOO!!!


11 comments:

  1. 2 dollars! That is SO beautiful.

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  2. Dazzled by Gold is one of my favorites! Great on the nail & great for nail art also, I have fond memories of some little gold hearts I did =) I'm still kicking myself for not getting a backup since it was a LE Ulta holiday exclusive =(

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  3. That is an awesome color! I have a Zoya gold up on my blog today. Gold is great for summertime!

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  4. WOW! stunning colour and a great price! Where do your shop for your OPI's? a local beauty supply?

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  5. Wow! And for $2? You are so lucky - but I'm sure you know that! :)

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  6. Whoa! What a steal you lucky duck! It's gorgeous ^.^

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  7. WOW. That gold is breathtaking! It would definitely work as a topcoat, as well!

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  8. Beautiful! It works amazing over another gold, it REALLY is stunning that way as well.

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  9. Thanks for all the responses. I grabbed this at Ulta. I didn't realize this was LE. I can't believe I left this in my untrieds for so long! We are in the car heading towards MA now. Should be a fun ride.

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