Saturday, 5 April 2014

OPI I Love Applause

First up from my eBay OPI haul is I Love Applause. I was a little apprehensive about this colour since it is a sheer formula, and I looove my cremes. This colour is from the new Muppets Most Wanted collection. It consists of eight polishes: 3 glitters, 3 sheer polishes and 2 metallics. I honestly wasn't too thrilled with the collection, I have a love hate relationship with metallic and glitter polishes and never liked sheer ones! Anyway, I loved this colour so thought I'd just give it a go. I saw a lot of swatches where people used 3 coats and it was completely opaque.

Well… I LOVE it. When I applied the first coat, I got super worried. It was incredibly sheer and a little streaky. How could this possible become opaque in 3 coats?!? The second coat made a huge difference and finally the third coat made it perfect. It's such a beautiful elegant light pink shade. You can slightly see my nail line, but I think that actually adds to the polish. This literally opens up a whole new world of nail polish…. uh oh….

Don't Bossa Nova Me Around, I Love Applause, My Very First Knockwurst
I do have a few other light pink shades so I thought I'd do a quick comparison. First up is Bossa Nova Me Around, from the new Brazil collection and My Very First Knockwurst from the Germany collection. First off, I Love Applause is a sheer nail polish whereas the other two are creme finishes. Secondly I would classify I Love Applause as a pink, but the other two nude pinks. Don't Bossa Nova Me Around is a lot more creme coloured, definitely more nude. My Very First Knockwurst is the same shade of pink, but the creme finish makes a huge difference on the overall look of the nail polish.

Pink Friday, I Love Applause
This second comparison is with Pink Friday from the Nicki Minaj Collection. Again, Pink Friday is a creme finish so a lot more opaque. It's also a much darker barbie bubblegum type of pink and a lot brighter.

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The photo shows the four nail polishes on my nails. Sorry for the slightly messy application, it's on my right hand (I'm right handed) and I wasn't very patient. I used three coats for Pink Friday  (normally you can get away with just two but using my non dominant hand is pretty difficult) and I Love Applause. Two coats for My Very First Knockwurst and Don't Bossa Nova Me Around. As you can see, DBNMA is the closest match, but still very very different.

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