It is love.
I was hugely excited to find OPI – Absolutely Alice in my latest parcel of goodies, although I can’t pretend I’d forgotten I’d ordered it… I have been pacing like an expectant father ever since handing over my Visa deets!
Absolutely Alice is amazing, a true blue and the sparkles? Oh my… the sparkles are breathtaking. I couldn’t stop twirling the bottle in the light, watching the glitter dance and flash blue and silver. Fantastic.
Photographed in daylight..
Photographed in artificial light.
Photography doesn’t really capture the sparkle that emanates from this polish, but the hue is true to life and you can see how great the coverage is from 3 coats. The glitter is suspended in a sheer jelly base, so I’m pleasantly surprised at the opacity I was able to achieve.
Dear god, I’m not looking forward to removal.
Do you like it? I’m trying to stop myself from buying OPI – Mad as a Hatter, but I know I’m gonna cave when I see you UK girls start swatching it…
Screw it, I’ve just ordered it. Man I’m a good enabler!
EDIT: Rhamnousia reminded me, I forgot to say… This definitely needs a couple of coats of top coat to make it bearable to touch! Gritty glitter!
EDIT EDIT(!): You can purchase this online in the UK from Lena White
EDIT EDIT EDIT(!!): How many edits can I get on a post?
Ok… shouldn’t really add this but before you think I’ve gone completely mad. Let me explain something about focus.
You focus to achieve optimum sharpness within an image. That is a given right? If your focal plane is off, you will achieve blurriness, but a pleasant side effect of blurriness is a little something called ‘bokeh’. Bokeh is the technical term for the out of focus areas in a photograph and a very pleasing aspect of Bokeh are the discs of light that appear at the source of any highlights in an image…. it could be true light sources or reflections that cause this kind of bokeh.
Are you with me?
See the discs? Every reflect from the sparkle on my nails are causing those… so you can see that from tip to base it’s sparkle-rama *admires nails*
But yanowot? I don’t feel like a child in this polish. And we all know that I suffer ‘hand-hiding’ syndrome if I feel at all silly in a polish. But this shade and sparkle makes me feel amazing. High praise indeed, but I realised it was true this afternoon, before this edit. I simply couldn’t shop showing off my fingers when I was in the supermarket. I was rocking it!