Today's nails come courtesy of OPI, after a week of warm weather and beautiful bright sunshine, these cool toned pinks just seemed appropriate. Its a color choice I wouldn't usually make but today was just the perfect opportunity to try out these OPI polishes that I've somehow never used before. "Pink-nic in the park" is from the Nicole by OPI's spring 2011 collection and "Pink Friday" is from Nicki Minaj OPI collection that came out in January.
|Maybe the sun was shinning a bit too brightly, the color is a bit washed out in my photos.|
|Nicole by OPI "Pick-nic In the Park" and OPI "Pink Friday"|
The most true to color image I could get was in the shade of a bookcase.
Both colors are very vibrant, more vibrant than they appear on camera and in the bottle in real life. Pink Friday applies very vibrantly, it was actually very surprising to me that a cool light pink could be so bold and for a light color it is very pigmented. Pink-nic in the Park is on the other hand a sheer shimmering pink, but that is not to say that it isnt just as bold, its very very subtle shimmer making it almost a frost however what drew me to this is it is actually a pink/purple duo-chrome. Since Pink-nic in the Park is quite sheer Pink Friday is the perfect bold base color for it.
I was a bit disappointed that Pink Friday applied really streaky, even after 3 coats, I don't know if it is OPI or just this color because the majority of OPI polishes I buy are from the Nicole or Sephora lines. Although it dried very quickly, which I always appreciate since I can not sit still or resist the urge to text for long periods of time. Pink-nic in the Park applied perfectly and covered the streaking, I love the brushes in the Nicole by OPI polishes, they never streak or apply globs of polish and they just make the painting so much faster and precise.
A little sad story: This really is only a Nail of the Day since I discovered I got little dents in my nails when I got to school. An incident im blaming on my shitty top coat that tends to remain soft and rubbery for hours, a perfect example of why I should have tossed it out long ago.