Monday, January 26, 2015

OPI 50 Shades of Grey - Shine For Me

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**purchased

Today's been interesting, especially for the Mister.  We had so much snow yesterday and overnight last night that his car got stuck in our driveway (which luckily doesn't have a hill).  He literally had to dig his car free before he could continue the treacherous journey to work.  When he got finally got home he just parked on the street until he got the driveway cleared with the snowblower.  While he did that I cleaned off our front porch which literally had a snowdrift on it.  This way Kozmo won't slide around as much or track in nearly as much snow.  Plus Kozmo had so much fun playing in the snow as I shoved it off the edge.  Luckily, I don't work outside the home - homemaker/blogger here - so I didn't have to deal with it.  During the day I just had to clean up Kozmo's mess from his "chew toy" a.k.a. the rocking chair, and do some other chores.  lol  Ah, winter... all though I shouldn't complain since it sounds like states farther northeast of us are going to get hit harder.
~display at Ulta~

So for today's post, I've got a bit of a combined mini haul and N.O.T.D. to share.  First, the haul (not from Ulta):
6-inch cotton applicators box, OPI Shine for Me, Zoya Anchor basecoat
Shine for Me is from the brand new 50 Shades of Grey collection/collaboration.  This was the main color that caught my eye in the collection since I thought I had similar grey cremes in my collection already.  Turns out, I don't have as many as I thought but I'm not sure I'll pick up any more.  The other shade in the collection is a red, which I skipped for the same reason as the rest.

Shine for Me is actually still on my nails, and has been since I believe Friday night.  I just took my pictures within the last hour so sorry for any tip wear...but thanks to my new base coat I'm trying out, there's hardly any!
This is 1 coat of OPI Shine for Me over SinfulColors Cool Gray (not pictured - I believe similar in tone to OPI Cement the Deal).  I also used the end of my cleanup brush to put big dots on my ring and pinkie nails to tie the colors together a little bit better.  This polish applied super easily and evenly, but I haven't tried building it up on it's own yet.  Dry time was decent, although it would have been better with either no undies color or just 1 thinner coat (rather than 2 medium-thin) of Cool Gray.
Shine for Me is a metallic foil microglitter in a clear base.  It's mainly silver but there's lots of small glitters in what looks like 2 shades of blue to make it interesting.  In some lights it almost looks like there's other colors in the microglitter.  I did see this in another blogger's post over a dark base and didn't like it that way, hence the light grey/nearly matching base.

My ring and pinkie nails have 2 coats of SinfulColors Ardoise.  When I was all done I put on a layer of quick dry top coat.  I thought that Ardoise looked fairly close to OPI Dark Side of the Mood.
SinfulColors Ardoise is a nice dark charcoal grey creme.  It was nearly a one-coater, but I added 2 just to be sure it was even, especially since I wasn't planning on covering it up with anything.  Other than a big dot, that is.
I do have a couple of chips and cracks, especially on my left hand (I'm a lefty) but considering how much vacuuming, dish washing and other chores I've done since putting this mani on, I'm quite happy.  As long as nothing flakes off from where there's cracks, I could leave the house tomorrow without needing to remove my polish.  Yay!  So far, I'm really liking how Zoya's Anchor basecoat is working.  I bought it right after I was disappointed in the wear of the last Zoya polish I had on.

If you're curious what I got the applicators for, I was tired of getting the "pink stuff" from my nearly empty bottle of Kate Somerville EradiKate on my fingers because of using regular Q-tips.  Long handle equals clean fingers and I'm a happy camper once again...except for my bottle is nearly empty.

Have you spotted the OPI 50 Shades of Grey movie collaboration?  Do you plan on picking up any?  Do you know of any dupes to the other shades in the collection?

**all items purchased by me
**my opinions are my own
**not sponsored/affiliated

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