NOTD OPI – Absolutely Alice

Posted by Lipglossiping On January - 22 - 2010

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!


27 Responses to “NOTD OPI – Absolutely Alice”

  1. Charlie says:

    I have Mad as a Hatter, I’ve not taken pics yet but all I will say is that not one single pic I’ve seen does it justice, it simply one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen! I love the look of the Alice one but don’t wear blues really.

  2. Georgina says:

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I have Mas as a Hatter and this one, but omg, your naaaaaails! They are absolutely stunning…I’m not jealous at all ;). Great NOTD lovely!
    xoxo

  3. Janie says:

    WOW.

    I need this. Please can you tell me where you purchased???

  4. Rhamnousia says:

    That looks lovely but I have one question, is it scratchy to the touch? I’ve only ever used one glittery polish which wasn’t scratchy to the touch and that was a Jessica polish.

    x

  5. Jen says:

    That is beautiful…love at first sight :)

  6. @Rhamnousia – I did mean to say actually… but I’m stupid… This DOES need at least 2 coats of a top coat to make it bearable to touch.

    I don’t use my Seche Vite on glitters, I don’t like the combination… so I use a cheapy Sally Hansen quick dry.

  7. @Janie – Are you in the UK wanting to buy from the UK? I’ll update with a link at the bottom of the post to a UK-based online retailer xx

  8. witoxicity says:

    Do I like it?! No, I love it!! Your nails already look awesome in these photos, so I can’t quite imagine how much more fantabulous the colour looks in person! :)

  9. Redtiger21 says:

    I don’t really usually like that shade of blue in a polish, but i have to say, those pics make it look mouth-watering! Really lovely- you must let us know how you get on removing it hehe!!

  10. Janie says:

    Yes, UK!

    I probably can’t wait for the US to post… I’m still awaiting a Cherry Culture haul from a couple of weeks ago and the post men at work are bored of my desperation every morning!

  11. Citrine says:

    Wow, the blue is so pretty (and if you say it looks even better in real life, this polish must be really amazing…) but I guess the glittery will be a pain in the rear to remove…

  12. Louise says:

    I want this argh!!!!

  13. Gejba says:

    I just love the color, but I’m not so sure about the glitter part.

  14. Ah! Such a lovely glittery shade!

  15. gio says:

    Wow, that’s stunning!

  16. Caitlin says:

    At first I thought that I only wanted Mad As A Hatter… but now I can see that i’ll need Absolutely Alice as well! Your swatch is what did it for me!

    xo Caitlin

  17. kelly says:

    stunning

    xox

  18. Rae says:

    Ahh, so pretty! That is quite a number of edits, lol 😉

  19. It’s gorgeous, I live Kingfisher blue and glitter! Amazing!

  20. kelliegonzo says:

    wow that looks amaaaazing on you! i seriously love it! i got the mini set and i haven’t tried mine yet, sheesh i need to get on it!

  21. liloo says:

    just beyond gorgeous!!! was not convinced when i saw just the bottles but on the nail it’s just gorgeous.

  22. desiiGirl87 says:

    omg…it looks stunning swatched!!!
    didn’t look so great in d bottle (or whatever you call it lol)

  23. Sian says:

    This is really similar to the cheapy Barry M one I have. I did feel a little ridiculous when my friend’s 7 year old had the same polish on..

  24. Heather says:

    What a gorgeous polish–wow! And I ADORE the bokeh shot you took :) You have fabulous nails, you lucky girl you!

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