Thursday, February 25, 2010

OPI Mad as a Hatter

It's my birthday!

So I get to wear whatever polish I want. Because it is, after all, a birthday and because I'll be watching Kooza today (and so I'm not completely behind on the times), I decided to wear OPI Mad as a Hatter over my previous manicure, Butter London's Billy No Mates.

And then this happened:

















It just looked really good alternating like that. :)

MAAH (if you didn't know) is a limited edition OPI from the Alice in Wonderland promotion series.  It's a clear polish diffused with multicolored glitter--primarily silver and purple, with green, orange, and gold mixed in, I think. It's not ridiculously shiny. I own more glitters that are far more sparkly than this one, but I enjoy it. I think part of the reason why it looks that way is because the glint given off by the polish is entirely silver... not multi-colored.

















One blurry, one side-clear:  that was about as non-insane as my camera went when it was MAAH.

It's opaque in three thin coats, two if the way you coat is slightly thicker. I also got better glitter distribution the flatter I laid the brush against the nail. Application is... okay, as far as I'm concerned. I'm not too wild about the OPI pro-wide brush, but my nails are insanely tiny.

 
 I like how from far off, it looks like I've used some kind of silver-purple against Billy No Mates (a polish I like the more I use it... funny, cause I hated its guts before but I quite like it now). : ) 

Admittedly, it also reminds me of the paper topic that I'm writing about right now, which is due tomorrow...

 
 
Oh, one last thing:  two coats of topcoat for good gloss. Otherwise, your polish remains gritty. 

11 comments:

  1. I really, really like Billy No Mates. Mad As A Hatter is fun-looking. I don't have that one, just Absolutely Alice, which was an absolute pain. It chipped on me and then completely peeled off within two days. Ack. At least I didn't have to remove it, technically. I just picked at the remains until my nails were clean.

    And happy birthday!

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  2. happy birthday! i love how mad as a hatter looks on you...it's awesome sparkly goodness!

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  3. Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday Lemming Monsteeeerrrrr, Happy Birthday to YOU!

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  4. Stephanie: I know, right? Still not worth the fourteen dollars it costs; I can think of a couple good pale greys that are way cheaper. Concrete Jungle from Diamond Cosmetics, for example--but whatever; this is my pale grey and I will use it. Also, eeek. D: I haven't swatched absolutely alice yet, but I've only heard good things! What to do...

    Thanks everybody, for your birthday wellwishes!

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  5. That looks great!!

    Happy Birthdayyy!!!!!

    Today is actually my birthday too, haha! If I had MAAH I would've worn it, it looks amazing. Yay glitter :D

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  6. Aww, Happy Birthday!!! Hope you had a fun day. This is a really, really pretty combo.

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  7. Happy Birthday!!!
    Your mani is wonderful!

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  8. Thanks Tierney, Nicole, poshnail! :) I quite like it, still.

    Also! Tierney, yaaay! Twins! Happy birthday to you, too!

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