Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you are all enjoying your weekend so far. Today I have some more swatch requests from Twitter. I think I will be doing this every Sunday, so don't be shy and let me know if there is anything from my stash that you would like to see!!
First up is OPI Redipus-Oedipus, requested by the lovely Radha on Twitter. R-O is from the 2004 Greek Isles collection. Greek Isles was the first collection that I remember coming out when I worked at Trade Secret back in the day, so its very nostalgic because that is when I first started collecting OPIs. Anyways, Redipus-Oedipus is a really fun bright red shimmer. The consistency was almost like a jelly, it was a bit sheer but super shiny and had that lovely shimmer dispersed throughout. Since it was an old formula OPI, it was relatively thin and required 3 coats to opacity. I absolutely love this color, it would be so fun for a summer pedicure.
Here's 3 coats of OPI Redipus-Oedipus, first in outdoor light then the last pic is indoors. Enjoy!
Next up are two colors requested by the lovely Jamie on Twitter. First up is Let Them Eat Rice Cake, from the 2005 OPI Japanese Collection. Let Them Eat Rice Cake is one of my absolute favorite nude shades of all time. It is a light pinky-nude creme that seems to look amazing on all skin tones. Although it is an old non-3 free formula, it wasn't as smooth and thin as the others and was a bit thick and goopy. My bottle has a bit of a wonky brush, so that didn't help the application process either. It took 3 coats to reach opacity, and though it was a bit uneven on the nail, a nice thick coat of Seche Vite evened everything out beautifully.
The following pics are 3 coats of OPI Let Them Eat Rice Cake. First three pictures are outdoors, last three are indoors.
Last but not least is Baby It's Coal Outside from the 2008 Holiday in Toyland collection. This is probably one of my favorite OPI colors of all time, so I put this on last and decided to wear it as a full manicure because it's just so awesome! Baby It's Coal Outside has a black base with this amazing gunmetal brocade shimmer throughout. The brocade shimmer gives it almost a sueded look, I love it! This is a 3-free formula, and I had no problems with application. It was a bit sheer, so it took 3 coats to reach opacity.
Here's 3 coats of Baby It's Coal Outside, all the pictures are outdoors except for the last one. I can't stop staring at my hands with this on, it's gorgeous!
And here's a macro shot to show you the awesome shimmer!
That's all for today! I hope you guys enjoyed seeing these swatches. Again, I'll be doing this every weekend so please let me know if there is anything you are dying to see.
See you all tomorrow!