Thursday, August 14, 2014
OPI Austin-Tatious Turquoise Manicure
I took a bit of a blogging break after a terrible July, but now I'm back with this shimmery turquoise OPI manicure. I'll be up front; I don't really like it. I'm not even sure why, either. I normally love this type of shade. Anything blue, green, teal or turquoise looks so pretty to me, plus I'm a sucker for glitter in all its forms, so it remains a mystery why I want to remove this so quickly after putting it on. Weirdly, I think it actually photographed better than it looks in real life.
OPI Nail Lacquer in Austin-Tatious Turquoise
The lacquer didn't apply easily, appearing see-through in some areas and thick in others, and it took some fancy brushwork to smooth it out on the second coat. The day after I applied it, I decided to give myself a pedicure, and used nail polish remover to dissolve 27 layers of red polish from my toenails (who has the time to remove it and start afresh every fucking time, I just paint over the top). Needless to say, the remover also dissolved half my fingernail polish! Oh and I also got little bits of remover-soaked cotton wool balls stuck to my mani. Job well done. This gives me a great excuse to fix up this unholy disaster and hopefully pick a colour I like this time.
What's your favourite OPI shade? I never have much luck with the brand!