Today’s color is a gorgeous periwinkle based blue, if I do say so myself. I got OPI’s Dating A Royal, which is a gorgeous cool dark periwinkle creme, but my bottle was really sheer- it took 4 thickish coats to be opaque.
I figured I’d add some glitter and see what happened. I used MAC Reflects Teal to add some blue-based sparkle. MAC glitters are very pricey, but a little goes a long way. They are perfectly smooth in the polish and don’t clump at all. I just order them online so I don’t have to deal with the perpetually snooty salesclerks.
This is one half pea-sized scoop of MAC Reflects Teal in a quarter-sized dollop of OPI Dating A Royal. It was opaque in two thin coats.
I had originally planned on doing an aquatic themed manicure with this blue, and I did, but in a very strange roundabout way.
I was thinking of what sea creatures should go on my nails, and I thought of Blooper, the squid from the original Super Mario Brothers. I remember when my family got the Nintendo. It had Duck Hunt and Super Mario Bros. game cartridge and cost $100, which was a lot of money in 1986, but we had great fun with it. Of course, now that stuff is all vintage, which makes me feel old (and I’m still under 30!)
There’s fireballs (aka red rhinestones) on my index finger and pinkie, a fireflower on my ring finger, and the star of the show, Blooper the squid, on the middle finger.
Mario was one of my favorites along with The Legend of Zelda. My mother went to the toy store every day when Mario 3 was coming out, because she wanted to get it for me right when it came out. She managed not only to intercept the truck, but convinced the manager to sell it to her so I could have it on the first day it came out. Thanks Mom!