Alright, so! Here begins my series on coral polishes which I am calling Coral Fixation because I am obviously adorable. I'm not sure where my obsession with all things coral came from. Pretty much everyone who's a regular in the blogosphere knows about my love for coral because I like to shout about it a lot. I don't know if I'll decide to do Coral Fixation on a certain day of the week or what...we'll see how things go, shall we?
I thought I'd start with a new one I've never worn before, OPI Guy Meets Gal-veston. I know you've all seen these about a thousand times in the past ten or so days, because everyone has been rushing to post Texas, but stick with me. You've never seen it on these albino hands.
OPI is marketing six of the polishes in its new spring collection as "sorbet" finishes. I suppose that's clever marketing if you're going for a demographic that doesn't know about the various polish finishes. But for those of us who do know, we're all aware that "sorbet" is just another cutesy name for jelly. So let's not beat around the bush. I'm not going to call these Texas polishes "sorbets" because I think that's kind of silly.
Guy Meets Gal-veston is a pink-leaning coral jelly. It's very shiny, even without topcoat. Jellies are semi-sheer, which is what gives them that squishy look when you use coats to build up opacity, so if you're not comfortable with being able to see your nail line, skip this one. This is three coats and my nail line is still clearly visible. Weirdly, I'm not as crazy about this color as I thought I would be. I think it's just a tad too pink for me. But it's still coral, and that means it's pretty awesome by default.
Remember last week when I told you guys that I was going to try a coat of Gelous between the color and topcoat of my American Apparel MacArthur Park manicure? Well, here are the results.
These were taken yesterday after I had worn the polish for a complete seven days. I couldn't have picked a better time to do a wear test since I got sick on day three and I didn't have the energy or desire to change my polish. As you can see, the only evidence of wear is on the tips. I'm going to call this Gelous technique a win. No American Apparel polish has EVER lasted that long on me. Wait, scratch that. No polish has ever lasted that long on me. Hallelujah, it's a miracle!
Won't you not be my neighbor?
Can I just vent for a minute? I fucking hate my downstairs neighbors. Last night they BLASTED music for over and hour. And I mean BLASTED. I could feel the building shaking. Then after they FINALLY turned it down I had to listen to two of them having sex right below my bedroom. Hey idiots, usually you turn on loud music so your neighbors DON'T hear you having sex. Then this morning one of them was watching Fox News with the volume turned up to about a million decibels. Are you KIDDING ME, downstairs neighbors? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Okay, here ends my rant.
That's all for today. I'm feeling just slightly better, sickness-wise, and today is the last day that I'm able to just lie around and do nothing, because tomorrow my week starts in earnest. But my spring break starts Friday, so I'm definitely thankful for that. What's your opinion on OPI Guy Meets Gal-veston? Are you loving or leaving the jelly finishes OPI is offering for spring?