Sunday, May 23, 2010
First of all, thanks for all of the lovely suggestions and comments in the previous post! I'll be sure to pick up something while out... err, grocery shopping. ;)
Secondly, whooo! 150 followers! Thanks so much for even reading this little thing; it means so much to me. :) I did promise to do a giveaway at 250 followers, and I've also been planning to do one for the one year anniversary that'll show up during the summer, so whatever comes up fastest... *whistles*
This is Maybelline Optimistic (on the bottle, it says Opt-Mist-Ic; on the sites where I'm currently stalking its history, it says Optimistic. Which is right? Does it matter? I don't like weird hyphens) was released in the Maybelline Poptimistic collection for the holidays in 2009. It is misty indeed. There's something complex and elusive about this polish that I absolutely love: to me, it looks like a light taupe with silver shimmer and copper microglitter, but one of my roommates popped in to watch me do my nails with this one and said, "That's a really pretty gold".
Then someone else said, "I really like that grey on you."
This is what I mean, though: depending on the lighting, it looks very different to different people. I wore it longer, and I have an obsessive compulsive Nail Polish Eye (as I'm sure most of you relate to), so I think I can say with finality that it's a color similar to AA Mouse: a very light brown-grey (I dislike saying greige) with a very interesting finish.
That said, it applied in two smooth, thin coats, without fuss. It is slightly brushstroky, but I expect that from a fine, silver shimmer. It dried quickly and wore very well. I have nothing like it in my collection, nor have I seen anything like it when obsessively looking for online similarities. Optimistic is truly unique. :)