Happy Shrove Tuesday everyone!
I made pancakes for breakfast...yummy!
You know what this means....lent starts tomorrow! Now I usually just attempt to give up chocolate for lent but this year I thought I would set myself a few challenges:
- A swatch a day for 40 days
- An hour exercise each day for 40 days
- No chocolate! (uh-oh) for 40 days
Here are the polishes I've picked out! As you can see there are actually only 33 bottles here. I thought the last week leading up to Easter I would do Easter themed nail art. I've ordered some really cute nail tattoos off eBay to look forward to :)
So let the swatching begin. And what better way than with a bit of a flash back to spring 2010...
OPI Alice in Wonderland Collection
As I unfortunately only have 3 of the four from the range (I'm missing Off With Her Red...but from what I've seen this is the least exciting of the collection) so I will only be swatching these ones.
Mad as a Hatter. Probably the most crazy polish I have ever come across. This is insane. Its a clear based multicoloured rainbow glitter - the main colours that stand out to me are purple, silver, blue, green and black but there are just too many colours happening here. I love it. This colour was sold out everywhere when it first came out. I was lucky enough to get a hold of one but I remember the bidders on eBay going crazy for this bad boy. Such an awesome colour. The only drawback; it is practically impossible to remove. You really have to set aside at least half an hour just to remove it.
Absolutely Alice. Bright blue glitter (silver and gold glitter through). Like Mad as a Hatter this is also super glittery and really hard to remove. I do love this colour too but it is a little messy with application - perhaps this is because I've loved this polish quite a bit and it may be heading towards the end of its life...but who knows. Also difficult to remove but not as bad as hatter. Overall a really unique and fun colour.
Thanks so Muchness. A gorgeous red shimmer with a definite pink shimmer finish to it. I remember how much I loved this polish when I first got it. This is the first time I've brought it back out in a long time but I guess I have a lot of reds now so it has a bit of competition. This reminds me of Rimmel's Exotica but with pink instead of gold shimmer through it...similar formula.
And I couldn't do an Alice in Wonderland post without some nail art! I bought these cute tattoos on eBay for a friend's Alice in Wonderland themed 21st in December...never got a chance to swatch them properly back then so I had another go today:
So wish me luck for the next 40 days - I'm excited!! Until tomorrow :)