Thursday, December 16, 2010
OPI, Let Me Entertain You
When I first put on this polish it reminded me quite viscerally of the polishes I used to wear four years ago: mostly bright, metallic, almost-offensive hot pinks/fucshias/magentas that were not creme in any way, shape, or form. Let Me Entertain You could've nestled quite well with that old collection (I used it up). I'm not sure how I feel about that.
On the other hand, Let Me Entertain You is most certainly a winner of a polish: it's a bright, saturated, not-quite-pink-or-red polish in that glassflake-shimmer finish that's been so popular lately. (I'm beginning to think that this finish is the perfect alternative for people who love the way glitter looks but hates the way it removes. These aren't hard to remove at all with a good square of felt and your favorite nail polish remover.) I used two coats here and, although it's quite bright and true to the bottle, you can see a bit of VNL. If I wasn't so lazy I'd do a third coat.
I'm really loving that hot pink flash you see on the nail.
I have to admit: I think that Let Me Entertain You is the winner of the OPI Burlesque collection. I was feeling kind of 'meh' about the multicolored glitter--I like mine a little more fine and a little less multicolored--and I thought Tease-y Does It was really close to Ulta's For Bitten. I own The Show Must Go On and despite the amount of compliments I get on the color I can't quite get into it. But this one is showy, nostalgic, sassy, and I relish in the nostalgia and the brightness of my hands. :) It's a lovely color.
For anyone who's curious--it's also a dupe of Zoya Alegra. I'm fascinated to see how it'll compare to Hard Candy Fabuluxe, but I can't illustrate the comparison myself since I don't have the Hard Candy. Obviously the finish'll be different, but still...
Hmm, lots of dupes going on this year, dontchathink?