Hey guys! Today I'm going to show you two of my most precious nail polishes. Haha.
When the OPI Alice in Wonderland collection came out I was just getting into nail polish. I had heard that a drugstore 20 minutes away had the collection and I went to check it out.
I looked everywhere in the store but couldn't find it, and I was about to leave, when I spotted it. On the very bottom shelf of a random display. Almost totally hidden.
I got the second last bottles of these and sent Kayla Shevonne to get the last ones!
I feel really lucky to have found these because I know how badly some people want them!
I paid 7.99 for each one and felt really bad about it. If only the past me knew that would become a regular occurrence!
I'll start with Absolutely Alice.
I muffed up the index finger right before I took these pictures and I didn't want to reapply, so you're only going to see three fingers for now.
This is a royal blue glitter with some gold mixed in. The glitter is very fine, smaller than those in the Burlesque glitters. Absolutely
I used the screwed up nail as an opportunity for a comparison.
On the right is Milani's Blue Flash from the One Coat Glitter collection.
This is 2 coats of each. (Alice starts out as a 4-coater but as it thickens you need fewer coats.)
As you can see, the shades of blue are different, but for those of you lemming Alice, Blue Flash might be a decent substitution.
In the above comparison you can see that the glitter is the same size, and it also shows the amount of gold in Alice pretty well.
I hate using up this polish, so I've started wearing one coat of Alice over one coat of Blue Flash.
That is the most awkward picture ever, but my thumb has one coat of each while the other 2 fingers are just Alice.
You can barely tell the difference.
However, I hate using the One Coat Glitters because they are so hard to remove. You can't pick them off the way you can with other glitters, and removal with remover or acetone is such a struggle.
This is one of my favorite polishes ever. I think I actually like it more than Mad As A Hatter, which I will show you now.
Mad As A Hatter is hard to explain. It is a whole bunch of different colored glitters. Predominantly silver and purple - from a distance it looks a silvery purple.
But there is much more to it when you look close - green, blue, pink, fuchsia, orange, aqua. And that's probably not all.
This polish goes for a hefty fee on ebay nowadays.
Strangely, out of the 8 OPI glitters I own, this one has the worst wear. I cannot get a mani to last more than 24 hours. The nails pop off in nail-shaped sheets if you hit them the wrong way.
I'm not at all sure why this one does it more than the others.
It's so lovely. It's a shame I can't get it to last.
If you look closely around the cuticle edge you'll see that there are 2 sizes of silver glitter. I left it messy on purpose so you could see that.
There is silver glitter the same size as the Alice glitter, and then all the colored glitter and some silver glitter is the same as those from the Burlesque collection.
The above photo really shows all the colors! I don't know how to tag the color of this polish in this post. Haha!
I love these 2 polishes. I love them so much that I hate using them. I'm sure you fellow polish-aholics know what I mean!
Just 2 more days until I leave for my first trip! I'm going to schedule some posts for when I'm gone just so you all won't miss me too much ;)