Hi there! I hope this finds you all doing well. I just got my power back today after Hurricane Sandy walloped the east coast. We were nervous, being only 6 miles away from the beach here in NJ, but besides the loss of electricity all week and a few down branches/ fence injuries, we are good. My thoughts are with everyone affected by the storm. When we finally saw the photos of everything that happened around us, I was in shock. Things are still not "normal" around here- banks are closed, supermarkets are running on generators, and you will need to wait at least a few hours in a long line to get gas if you need it. I decided that since the power is up, and I need to feel a little bit of normalcy, I may as well show you what I did with some of my hurricane time:
As you can imagine, having no power left me with lots of time on my hands, some of which went to trying this polish from OPI's "Skyfall" (James Bond) Collection. "The Living Daylights" was the only one I NEEDED as soon as I saw promo pics. It's the lone glitter of the collection, which automatically makes it a must have for me. I may cave and get a few more from this set (my friend's pictures are already doing me in!), but for now, this is it!
But before we get to "The Living Daylights", we need to talk about my base color, "Skull & Glossbones" from the OPI "Pirates Of The Caribbean" collection from last year. I passed this up a million times when it came out, and by the time I realized that it was really a great color, it was gone. I had missed my shot to own it (well, at least at a reasonable price!). Fate stepped in last week when I was in a beauty supply store that I rarely visit. They had a sale on all of their clearance polishes going on. Half off of clearance? Sign me up. This polish ended up costing me $1. A SINGLE DOLLAR! Are you kidding me?
Here's 3 layers of this beauty. I thought this would be straight up light grey, but it has a sort of nude quality to it as well:
Then I did one layer of "The Living Daylights" on top. This polish has a clear base and then silver, gold, copper and teal hex glitters. This was a challenge to work with. I don't know if my patience for glitter application is waning (say it ain't so!) or if my brain was just fried from Sandy, but it was a real pain. All of the glitter wanted to push to the top of my nail, no matter how much I "dabbed" it on (as opposed to swiping the brush up and down). Because of this, I ended up disrupting the base polish on a few of my nails.
Have you picked up any from the Skyfall collection? Which ones would you recommend to me?