Pepe's Purple Passion from the Muppets. The sole semi-vampy in the collection. It's really interesting flaky glitter, similar glitter to what's in Meep-Meep-Meep, in a plum/raisin base. If the sun hits this polish it sparkles really nicely. I think the raisin color is a really nice one for the wintertime, and I'm glad OPI included something that's sort of vamp in the Christmas collection. It also has an adorable name.
That having been said, the formula on this is awful. I assumed that because it had the same glitter as Meep it would have the same UH-MAZING formula. But it didn't. First, it was extremely thick. Thick enough that I thought I needed to shake the bottle or something and I did that after finishing one hand. But no dice. Second, it's...chunky. The glitter doesn't lay smooth, and because the formula is weirdly chunky it dries to a bumpy finish. I did two coats. It also somehow eats topcoat. I put on one coat of topcoat and it was like I had none on at all, so I did a second. The formula is also thick enough that if you don't wrap your tips with the polish it looks like you've missed spots.
Honest opinion: unless you absolutely-love-gotta-have-can't-live-without this color, skip this one. There are comparable raisin colors out there that probably have better formulas. Kind of depressing, huh? On the bright side, out of all the Muppets polishes I've tried this the only one I've been disappointed with. So that's good.
Sigh. I can already tell this week is going to be quelle beast. One of my seminars is actually over, class-wise. Now I'm just writing the paper for it (in theory). I have to grade tests. Prepare the art history 101 students for 102. Read stuff. Write more stuff. Not sleep. Drink a lot of coffee.
How are you guys doing?
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