OPI – Paint My Moji-Toes Red

This weekend was my good friend’s bachelorette party in Boston.  We all wore black tops and dark jeans, so I figured I’d spice it up a bit with a bright polish.  I chose Paint My Moji-Toes Red, which I thought was fitting because of the fun color and the booze reference in the name. It’s a very pretty blend of red/orange and pink, but I think the lighting in my pictures brings out more orange tones.

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I used the Miracle Nail Fix to fortify the edges of some of my weaker nails, followed by INM Clearbond Base Coat.  I used 2 coats of the polish and topped it all off with Seche Vite Top Coat.  Again, the top coat shrunk my beautiful mani and actually caused some heavily unattractive peeling. I still haven’t found a solid answer as to why this happens.  In my research thus far, it sounds like it can just happen every now and then.  That’s entirely too risky for me.  I need a trustworthy top coat, so I plan on heading back to Sally’s today to find my match.

Here’s a picture of the color straight off of google images..I think google is much more accurate.  It’s almost like a muted pink/red or a slight step up from a bright coral. Hard to describe, but who cares. It’s pretty and that’s all that matters!

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OPI – Passion

So the thumb nail break I wrote about recently that I’d been holding together with the Miracle Nail Fix got caught in my jeans and ripped off.  Oh well, at least it wasn’t too low or painful! Because I’m a bit OCD, if one nail breaks low, I have to cut them all short so it’s somewhat even.  When this happens, I usually like to use light polish colors so as not to bring attention to my short nails but keeping them pretty at the same time.  I like my nails a bit grown out, not too long, not too short – just in between.  I think it’s the most flattering on me. So below is a picture of my too short nails with OPI Passion polish.

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The top picture is with 3 coats, the bottom is with 2.  I thought only 2 coats looked a little streaky so I put another on.  I don’t like wearing 3, because it ends up being 5 with a base and top coat and too many layers can peel quickly.  But I still love this color even with its temperamental streaks. It’s a nice clean yet subtle and shy color if you just want a refreshed mani without bringing attention to your nails.

I love OPI’s formula, but my nail beds are tiny so sometimes I struggle with the size of their brush.  Essie’s brush usually is a better fit for me, but I can’t help being seduced by OPI’s colors.  I can’t commit to monogamy with nails – I guess I’m just a polish whore.