OPI Euro-Mazing!


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This has been in my scheduled posts for an absolute eternity and its only now that it has risen to the top of the pile. Quite appropriate really, as I understand there’s some kind of football going on at the moment.

Apparently this is a really old discontinued polish – so much so that I actually have no idea where it came from or how it appeared in my stash.

OPI do a million shimmery red shades. I should know, I own most of them. (which reminds me, perhaps an OPI “red” comparison post might be in order?). However, Euro-Mazing is like none of the others in my collection. It is a coppery toned red, which I have seen described as coral (err, nope) with lots of silver shimmer pieces. I’m not sure how keen I am on the silver glittery bits in all honesty as it does look a bit like air bubbles. Other than that though, it’s a real gleamer and looks fantastic under a layer of topcoat.

It is a tad sheer for me (aren’t they all?) so ordinarily to wear this anywhere other than my toes, I would layer it over a basic red creme. I think you’re seeing about four coats here. God bless OPI’s older and slightly runny jelly consistency.

What do you think? I only really bought this one for the name, and it doesn’t  really get that much air time with me. Would you wear this?

OPI Edin-Burgundy


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I’m on a bit of a roll at the moment with these OPI British polishes. I don’t know why – they just seem to be at the top of all my unposted photos.

Here we have Edin-Burgundy, which is jut a fantastic name. I’ve been to Edinburgh a couple of times and really enjoyed myself. I really like the atmosphere and the architecture and the general ambience. It’s great for a night out too – I went there on a hen party once and had a brilliant time. It’s just such a shame that it’s so far away!

I’m noticing a bit of a trend at the moment among nail bloggers for loving sheer coloured polishes. Seriously, I’m seeing the phrase “squishy jelly” on practically every blog post I am reading at the moment.

Personally, I have little to no interest in sheer jelly polishes. I just can’t get on with the visible nail line thing. Am I obsessed? Naturally, I don’t mind it if I’m wearing a sheer pink or a deliberately light colour but to me, something like this just looks a bit messy and that you couldn’t be bothered to add that last coat.

Bearing in mind that this collection appeared about the time that OPI were messing about with their 3-Free formula, I don’t know if it is deliberately meant to be on the sheerer side, or if its just a bit…crap. Either which way, it’s in the pile to sell so if rare OPIs / “squishy jellies” are your thing, then watch this space.

The colour is lovely though.