I know a lot of you reading already know this, but I have something of an obsession with copper. It’s not my fault! It’s genetic! Passed from my grandmother through my mother to me.
I like lots of copper.
I like amazingly new, weirdly super-pink copper. I like more often-encountered, beautiful oxidized copper. I even think verdigris is pretty cool, personally. Not surprisingly, this has joined forces with my nail polish obsession. I will buy pretty much any damn thing that is copper, or coppery, or copper-ish, or SAYS copper. Sadly, in nail polish as in life, there’s a shockingly lame level of access to copper things! (give me more copper earrings or give me death)
ANY way. I started seeing things on the nail-o-blaggityblog-o-sphere about a copper polish, Essie Penny Talk, which is outside my usual price range but cooopperr. So I ordered it, got the bottle, and it was clearly gold. I mean look:
Essie Penny Talk:
|I even whined to Mr. Fix-It, and
he was all “Uh…hm. Gold is nice?”
So I put it on my nails.
So I put on my new gold nail polish. Which did go on gold …until it wasn’t. Like the weirdness of Push’n’Shove, over about a minute or two, it slooowly changed (cured?), until I was looking at this:
|Totes copper. Specifically, the very pink color of brand
new, totally untarnished copper. *happy sigh*
What the hell, y’all, Chemistry is magical.
So I really like Penny Talk! But I didn’t top coat it, and like most foils, it chips if you move your hand through oxygen molecules, and after a day the edges were all ragged and sucky. So I added
OPI Gaining Mole-mentum:
|Up close you can see that it’s made of little shard glitters in gold, silver and copper.|
|From a little further away you can see that
it’s just sort of… confused sparkle?
I dunno. When I did Rouge Rush, also with shard glitter, I liked the depth and the almost-flaky-level glow? So I thought I would give this a try. But I’m not so sure. Also, layering it over copper made the copper glitter vanish, which I did not care for. So I’ll try it over something else before I do anything drastic.