Sunday, October 19, 2014

OPI Teal The Cows Come Home


I had planned to have a blog post up for Invisible Illness Awareness Week in September but because of, oh you know, brain fog and chronic pain, that didn’t happen. But don’t worry, I haven’t given up. I’m still working hard on that blog post. So far I’ve filled up 9 pages in my notebook- and most of that is just dot points! It’s epic. Eventually, I will have something substantial (and very belated) up for Invisible Illness Awareness Week 2014.
While you’re waiting for my brain to get its act together though, you can admire a gorgeous nail polish I recently wore: OPI Teal The Cows Come Home.


I just love the playful and punny name, don’t you?
It’s part of the OPI Brights Collection and is labelled as a deep turquoise colour, which, in my opinion, is much more of an ocean blue than a greeny-blue. Let’s call it an ‘ocean teal.’

This colour is quite classy and is especially stunning on long nails. With subtle silver flecks, it gives nails a gorgeous aqua shimmer that’s perfect for spring/summer.


I purchased this polish in January this year while holidaying in California. Looking at the bottle I knew I would probably love this colour on my nails, and I was right; it was love at first wear. It’s a polish that looks just as lovely on nails as it does in the bottle.


I applied 3 coats and noticed that wearing this shade helped me feel a little calmer. The formula made for a really smooth application and the pro wide brush allowed for easy, even coverage. I found this polish started to chip after a week of wear, which I think is quite good without using any gel product.

 
I am very impressed with this polish. It’s definitely a shade worth having. Stay tuned for upcoming manicures/nail art featuring this polish.

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