Friday, March 2, 2012
OPI Austin-tatious turquoise
I hadn't planned on wearing this color last weekend. However, my daughter had just bought it and we were going for pedicures. It was a perfect color for a beach day. The last four or five days have been rainy and now the color feels cold. I want to wear a warmer color. I just received some nail mail yesterday with Manglaze Santorum and Lesbi-honest. I couldn't resist buying Lesbi-honest just for the name and label. I may wear it on my toes with a topcoat.
I tried Santorum on my nails tonight. I guess I didn't bring my "A" game. The results were less than stellar. I don't fault the polish, I still have issues with getting the right amount on the brush. I don't have enough to make it from the base of the nail to the tip, and other times I end up flooding my nail. After it dried, I saw what a disaster it was, so I put a clear top coat on it. The color looks great with a top coat; it draws out the shimmer in the polish. It is a nice rich brown. I like it way better than the person it was named after. My daughter hated the color. I asked her what she didn't like and I got "it's brown". I was relieved that it was just that she isn't into brown. I told her I would switch to blue tomorrow. I have been wanting to wear Ski Teal We Drop again. It is my favorite dark teal color.