My first pick is a black label OPI. In true me-fashion, I searched out an untried coral.
shoulda cleaned up around my middle finger's cuticle. shoulda woulda coulda.
is it wrong to pose Remy with inanimate objects while he's sleeping? because if it is I just don't wanna be right
First we should probably talk about why I chose this one. I was digging through my aforementioned Helmer drawers trying to find something that might go along with our theme of "luck." Honestly, I saw this polish and my brain went, "Ooo, pretty. Want that one." Then when I read the name I went from Confucius-->wisdom-->making one's own luck-->blog post. Plus it's coral, and as Rach told me a few days ago, coral and I are forever (we are). And hey, creative interpretations are my specialty; just ask any of my past professors.
Anyway, now we should talk about how squishy and delicious this coral looks. When I opened the bottle and started applying it I was expecting it to be a straight-up creme. But it's not. The formula is sort of a creme-jelly hybrid (which some people insist on calling "crelly;" not here, girls. not here), and it immediately reminded me of some older Essie polishes, particularly the Resort collection from 2010 (Splash of Grenadine, I'm looking at you). The coverage was great, and the old chemical-laden formula didn't disappoint me at all. It was easy to work with, even with the old OPI skinny brush. As for the color, it's a very warm, orange-leaning coral. I've been trying to think of a dupe for this one and I'm coming up empty-handed. The base color does, however, appear to be extremely similar to OPI I Eat Mainely Lobster (a now-perennial favorite), which does have gold shimmer in it.
After a bit of Googling I found out that Confucius Says "Coral" is from the OPI Far East Collection of 2000, which brought us Japanese Rose Garden and the first incarnation of Pearl of Wisdom (re-released with the Hong Kong spring 2010 collection). Ah, nail polish history. So satisfying. Anyway, that means this polish is 13 years old. The formula held up just swimmingly, and I hardly even had to roll the bottle around to disperse the pigment. This one gets an enthusiastic thumbs up from me.
Head on over to stuff to see what Rach has to show you. We're both really excited about doing this series, so I hope you guys like it too! Sometimes it's fun to pull things out of the vault like this. You know, like a Disney movie. Basically we're the Disney movies of nail polish right now, is what I'm saying, so it should be pretty hard not to love us.
Until next time!