Life is almost back to normal here in Tokyo, except for power cuts, stores being dark, and a cutback on subway service. So it’s time to get back on the glitter wagon!
I chose purple for today. For some reason it seemed like a good choice for a Monday. The days are getting longer and the sky here is a beautiful blue, but it’s pretty darn cold for end of March in Tokyo, so I don’t quite feel ready for all those pink pastel polishes. It just doesn’t feel like spring yet.
I love purple and I tend to prefer the darker shades, but I’m always a little disappointed when they look great in the bottle but not on my nails. A lot of purples look black in most light. Boo! Of course, this doesn’t stop me from buying new purple shades and hoping they’ll be somehow different.
OPI Ink looks gorgeous in the bottle- a deep cool-toned purple with lots of microshimmer that looks like it shifts color in the light. I may have gotten a dud bottle, but on my nails it just looks like a deep purple with a tiny bit of shimmer. By the way, for those of you who might not have known, OPI was acquired by Coty at the end of 2010. OPI used to be cruelty free, but Coty is not. I’m using up my existing OPI stash but not buying any new bottles.
So here’s my glittertastic re-work of OPI Ink. I added an apple-seed sized amount each of MAC Reflects Teal glitter and MAC Reflects Very Pink glitter to OPI Ink. The middle finger is just plain OPI Ink. Still a pretty shade but it doesn’t look purple enough for me.
Here’s the MAC Reflects Transparent Teal (l) and MAC Reflects Very Pink glitters. The left is the old standard size, and the right is the new size (less product for more price). But I do have to say a little of these goes a LONG way. They’re about $20 USD each or so but I haven’t managed to finish one yet!