Here's a polish I picked up last month out of curiosity from catdoccannon's ongoing blog sale (check out both the blog and the 'for sale' page -- so many good finds!). Apologies for the mess on the tip of my pinky finger, the problem child of this manicure. After messing it up AND redoing it twice -- which wouldn't have bothered me if I hadn't been sick last week and too strung out in the first place -- I just said, "Fuck it, I'll deal."
So let's deal.
I want to say this is five coats with SV. I lost count after four and I was watching "Parks & Rec," oop @ me. :/ But look how pretty!
In the bottle, Mimosas for Mr. & Mrs. looks sort of close to OPI Barre My Soul from the NYC Ballet collection -- both are peach-tinged nudes. On the nail, they're different. Mimosas is sheer, but it's the old-school "thick and patchy but totally buildable" kind of sheer. Color payoff as shown in my pictures will require your utmost patience, since I waited a while in between coats. It's slow to dry, IMO, so if you're wondering whether this or Barre My Soul is a better choice, I'd tell you to go with Barre My Soul. I have crazy patience when it comes to nude polishes, so I was willing to go the extra mile for Mimosas. --Then again, I'm willing to go the extra mile for a mimosa, PERIOD.
Mimosas for Mr. & Mrs. was part of OPI's 6-piece Honeymoon Edition collection, the SoftShades theme for 2005. I'm fairly certain this is part of the OPI core line, and it's super easy to find in stores and online. Can we talk about this name, though? I
A day after wearing this, I added one coat of China Glaze White Cap and topped it with NYC Grand Central Staysh.
UGH, I DIE. When I look at this combination, I can't believe I'm two years late to the White Cap party. I wasn't sure that Mimosas was a shade I wanted to keep, but I forgot all about those feelings after busting out White Cap.
What do you guys think? Do you possess the patience to deal with buildable sheers? Do you have a favorite? And is this layering combination not tdf?
Thanks for reading! Come back next month for another nude polish. As always, don't forget to pop over to Business Lady Polish to see what Anna's wearing today!