I fully cop to these pictures not being good. My camera didn't want to focus, I think because the white polish was bright, and then the added bling from Essie Hors D'Oeuvres (last seen here and here) was just too much for it. Also, gross dry cuticles. I'm sorry.
Sweater here. As Robin Thicke would say, I know you want it.
This is OPI Alpine Snow with a gradient(ish) of Essie Hors D'Oeuvres to make it look more winterish. First of all, this is a super old polish. Seriously, I think aside from OPI Flint Island Flicker (which, when is that even FROM? [1997, people. 1997]) it is absolutely the oldest polish I own. It was actually my mom's, so it had been lying around her house for a while. Finally I just took it (sorry mom), and it's been sitting in one of my Helmer drawers ever since. I had never used it. Until now. The formula was actually okay for a white, but because the bottle is so old, it had the old skinny brush. I think application on this one would have been easier with a wider brush, just because the formula was a little thick and had trouble leveling. Otherwise, though, it was alright. It definitely needed three coats. I actually like the look of white polish on its own (as long as it's nice and shiny to avoid that Wite-Out look), but I'm still crushing hard on this Essie glitter, so I couldn't resist jazzing Alpine Snow up a bit. I actually think a white polish would be an amazing base for Hors D'Oeuvres, so that might happen in the near future. Because, as I've said a couple times now, this glitter is everything.
Actually, I've been looking for a nice white polish with a really manageable formula for a long time. Regrettably, Alpine Snow, although the formula is okay, is not it. At one point in time I almost sprung for Rescue Beauty Lounge Underwear, but I decided not to waste the dollars on a polish whose formula was probably not that great (because...white). I really, really wish that OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls was more of a pure white than a dirty white (also known as gray, I guess), because that would be perfect. I guess I just have to keep searching.
Alright, that's all for today. To end I'll ask: does anyone have any white polish recommendations for me? I would appreciate suggestions! Make sure you head on over to stuff to check out what Rach has for you today (which is probably more interesting than what I had, let's be honest). Have a good weekend, everybody!