Welcome to another day of polish appreciation here at Addicted to OPI-yum.
I admit it, my nails really love attention! And with China Glaze Glitter All the Way and Angel Wings together on my nails, attention is sure to follow!
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Glitter all the way is an intense glitter bomb that naturally caught my eye immediately. I love it so much, it reminds me of OPI Mad As A Hatter because of the insane sparkles in different colors. It is nothing like the colors in MAAH, it is the unique color combo and sparks that remind me of it. Gold, green purple and red glitters combine to fascinate my eye, the green particles are larger and tend to predominate, which is so holiday it hurts.
Nail tiger immediately said Mardi Gras but Mardi Gras is purple gold and green, no red. So no, I am refusing to push this polish to February, I can certainly see this as reflecting the colors in a "more inclusive" Christmas color scheme, with purple ornaments mixed with traditional red, gold and green.
This was a favorite combo. I enjoy wearing my middle nail in glitter, it is the longest finger, and the metallics make it look longer.
lovenailpolish PROTIP: To make nails appear longer, use metallic polish or a shiny hightly reflective and smoothly applying glitter, and the shine forms an illusion of additional length when the light hits the nail. Long nails are impractical at times, and for some lifestyles, projects or jobs, but this is one of my secret tricks to look like I have longer, more slender fingers!
Angel Wings is ethereally beautiful, in name and on the nail. My husband really fell for it, which was a bit surprising because he likes flashy glitter, and I did too, almost regretting the addition of the multicolor glitter. It is very finely milled, and has tiny holo bits that glow in the light. This really conjures up the beauty of angel wings and holiday wishes and dreams!
Oh, how I hope all of our fondest dreams can come true for each us this holiday season, and with these nails, I believe they truly can! Ok, maybe this polish won't make of our dreams all come true, but I don't think it will hurt!
It has two coats of topcoat and it is not totally smooth however. On it's own, it has a sandpaper texture. This is not great, but the polish is so beautiful, it is worth two coats of topcoat.Angel Wings removed quite easily too, Glitter All the Way is more challenging.
lovenailpolish PROTIP: Wear Glitter over a few coats of regular polish. This gives you a little bit more polish under the glitter particles, which can help ease removal. When glitter is adhered to the nail with a minimum of polish it seems to me to cling harder and tighter to the nail.
China Glaze is making my holidays bright. This collection is the only one I am excited for this holiday season so far. Thank you so much for early Christmas, Santa and China Glaze, I love you!
I know this may be considered blasphemous, but I am disappointed in OPI this year, for several reasons, most recently because they put out a collection for the film Skyfall which the are billing as their holiday polish collection, the themes are do not merge for me. I completely understand what they tried to do there, and how this may be their new tradition to merge holiday with movies, but it doesn't work for me personally. The holidays are commercial enough already for me.
Confession: I haven't bought any of the OPI polishes from any new collections this year, and don't plan to, but I bought dozens of China Glaze this year. Full disclosure I bought maybe five OPIs this year that are discontinued from previous years, but no current or core shades. This is a bit of an awakening for me, is a new day dawning?
I feel I need to be honest about this, though it pains me.