I did not choose to put these polishes together because they are both complete sentences with punctuation. I would have, but I only just noticed. Dumb sentences, sure, but better than [grabs a bottle at random] “Smush”.
This first one I kinda already knew would disappoint. It’s from the same collection as Eurso Euro (have I blithered on enough about that one yet?), and when I got EE in all its indigo perfection, I hoped the purple would be equally glorious. (Spoiler: it isn’t)
OPI Vant to Bite my Neck?:
So, in other words,
|Eggplant. Very dark purplish-black. (Unless it’s white. Did you know it’s called an”eggplant” because of the smooth round egginess of the white ones? I didn’t.) Aubergine. Lovely color. Source: the wikipedia article on “the color aubergine”|
Look, aubergine is a lovely color that is mostly black. Seriously, when your canvases are 1cm2, this is just… black. In direct sunlight (well “sunlight”) it’s… black. (Black with an excellent, long-lasting creme formula, because OPI.)
With hints of eggplant.
So, since I don’t actually really like this polish, I decided to try to spruce it up by doing something I know I dislike, which is adding a highly-contrasting glitter topper.
SOPI: Beam Me Up, Hottie!:
It seemed like a good idea at the time. …no, no it didn’t. It seemed like something I could reach without dislodging this cat. So that’s like a good idea, kind of.
This is just a bottle full of silver holographic glitter hexes in a clear base. Seems like my kind of looking-futuristic thing, but the formula is such a total goddamned PITA. This is several layers, with much dabbing.*
So… all things being equal, total fail! I’ll probably keep Beam My Up Hottie! for use over silver, where its holographic awesomeness can blend and glitter distribution is less obvious. I kind of feel like McAubergine here is bound for a new home.
* (Basically what it sounds like – sort of “patting” the nail with the brush, pushing individual glitters (glits?**) around.)
** I am pretty sure an individual glitter is a glit