Monday, April 25, 2011

You Down With OPP? Yeah You Know Me!!!

That's right - I said it! I'm down with OPP - Other People's Polish! Just because I am trying to create a brand, doesn't mean I stopped wearing everyone else's polish! Although admittedly, I do buy less polish than I used to. It just isn't the same, I hate walking out the door wearing someone else's polish to be asked over and over again whose polish am I wearing? I guess the green eyed monster in me comes out! But this week - I don't care - this week it is going to be OPP week around here! Are you ready? 

First up is Maybelline Express Finish in Prompt Pearl? I say it in the form of a question, because my google search results for this color have come up empty. I grabbed this one in a swap recently and it reminded me of the new Deborah Lippmann Glitter in the Air. I have seen that polish on other blogs and thought hmmm interesting, but I would never buy it. Then I saw this in the swap basket at our FL blogger meetup and was mesmerized by it. It is so pretty, and I thought, hmmm maybe there is something to the Glitter in the Air, since this is what it made me think of. So I had to grab it. But now I wonder, was this a different polish decanted in here? Since I can't seem to find anything about it anywhere. Anyone know?

This polish is a sheer milky white with a subtle blue/grey tone to it with mainly pink and blue hexagonal glitter. There are some other glitter colors in there too , but not much. I couldn't seem to get this one to apply evenly. I think if I put a milky base coat and was more careful with my application, it would have come out better. I was also disappointed that the glitter didn't seem to want to come out of the bottle. I was in a bit of a hurry. I ended up just taking it off and wearing something else, since I didn't have time to mess with this one. I wonder how Deborah Lippmann's compares application wise?
In the bottle this looked awesome. If I could get better application and more glitter on my nails, I think this one would be pretty cool. I plan on trying it again using the milky base coat. 

So what do you think about this concept? Are you loving the idea? Would you make any changes to it? Have you tried this one or another similar one? Can't wait to hear what you think!

By the way I will post the Gaga inspired manicure winner later tonight. I have tallied all the votes up until 10:00PM Sunday night and then went to bed. I will tally the last two hours of votes and then post the winner. Since I work all day, it won't be until some time later tonight. 

8 comments:

  1. I LOVE this type of glitter. So much so that I have two bottles of Glitter in the Air now. I love how it looks delicate, but the glitter still makes it fun. I'm also a fan of sheer polishes though, so...I could just be a weirdo

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  2. It may be a franken, there is a decent recipe going around for it!

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  3. Yes, that's a franken. Many of the ladies on MUA were making them with that same glitter trying to dupe GitA. I can't recall the name of the glitter, but I'll come back if I can find it.

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  4. It's the NYC brand polish in Starry Starry Glitter. MistyMascara on Makeupalley.com posted a version with that and the glitter is the same. Other ladies have used WetNWild Party of 5 Glitters, but that has a lot of green in it.

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  5. Whatever it is, it's pretty! I love it..OPP!!!! LOL!

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  6. http://www.abeautifulsecret.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=32_38_66_68&products_id=1226

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  7. The title made me laugh cause my very first car was an Oldsmobile Toronado Trofeo (so ridiculously old man pimp it had 3 names!) and my sis and I would sing that song as "Ridin' around in the OTT, yeah, you know me!" Lololol

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  8. Hehe, that one is from me. I've tried to make at least three different GITAs, I'm obsessed. Gotta buy that sucker one day. I used New York Summer Angel Dream along with WnW Party of Five glitters, I think, tossed into the original Maybelline. Definitely needs use over a base!

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