I digress. But if you are in the area, the exhibit closes on Feb. 17th, so you should go! Then go to Mekong. ;)
I knew I was going to have a great weekend, so I knew I needed to have the nails to match. And oh my God, did OPI All Sparkly and Gold deliver.
Three coats with Gelous + SV.
Photos taken after FOUR days of wear. !!!!!!!!
PRAISE MARIAH'S LIGHT. (I don't think she had anything to do with this collection other than slapping her name and songs on it, but w/e)
This polish is PHENOMENAL. If I'd worn it last year, it definitely would have been included in my 2013 favorites post! There were two gold glitters in the OPI Mariah holiday collection: this one, which is a deeper, more burnished yellow gold, and My Favorite Ornament, which was a lighter champagne/white gold type of color. I passed on My Favorite Ornament because I thought it was too similar to Essie Beyond Cozy, so I bought All Sparkly and Gold instead.
Other bloggers had said that this polish was a dense microglitter with great coverage on the first coat. I didn't believe them, but I was very wrong. This is INSANELY dense! Yes, the base is sheer, but it covers unbelievably well. It's opaque after three coats; I'd recommend using thin coats so it won't chip quickly. Although it dries smoothly before adding top coat, I put on a coat of Gelous before applying SV, and this wore *perfectly* on me for four days. No tip wear, no chips. I think you might be able to see the growth in these photos, actually. I also think I might wear All Sparkly and Gold for one more day, but now that I know I can get this much mileage out of this polish, I'd be confident about wearing it if I went out of town for a week or something.
As you know, All Sparkly and Gold was released a few months ago as part of the OPI Mariah Carey holiday collaboration for 2013. It is limited edition, so be sure to pick this up if you love golds, Mariah and OPI holiday releases as much as I do! (Can you tell this ticks all my boxes? Haha.)
Yeah. I've got nothing but love, sweet love for this polish. What about you?
Speaking of the L-word, I'll be posting Valentine-themed polishes every day starting on Thursday for the next few days. It's going to be fun! I'm looking forward to it, so I hope you will, too!
P.S. I know I said I was rooting for Denver, but WOW. That game was over at the end of the first quarter! The Puppy Bowl was more exciting. (Isn't it always? The gag with the lights killed me.)
P.P.S. How fabulous was Prince in his "New Girl" episode?! I've only seen two other episodes of that show, so I'm not super familiar with it. I thought the pancake bit was hilarious, though. (Oh, and Fire and Ice? Unstoppable.)
P.P.P.S. Last, but certainly not least ... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KRYSI!