Friday, March 9, 2012

OPI Gouda Gouda Two Shoes

And here's the grandma color that failed.


I really hoped for the best with this OPI.  The minute I saw Gouda Gouda Two Shoes from the Holland Collection I thought it was modern and cool and really, really, really hoped I could pull this off.


I could not.


First of all, the color is just too puttyish.  I don't wear brown-leaning pinks or reds well and this is no exception.  The golden shimmer is nice, but not really pronounced, even with flash. The day I wore this I really tried to like it but every time I looked at my hands I mentally sighed.


Secondly, the formula.  This is not the best OPI formula I've ever encountered.  It's not the worst, but I had some bad cuticle pooling that I wasn't thrilled about.  I did do this mani is bad lighting so I can take some of the blame for the poor application, but I figure I'd mention it nonetheless.


This is 3 coats.


I think this color has potential...but not on me.  This color needs a girl with a darker skin tone so that it has the opportunity to pop in a way it just can't on my glow in the dark dermis.  This is already on its way to a better home.


So what do you ladies think about Gouda Gouda Two Shoes?

19 comments:

  1. I agree with you when you called it a "grandma color." Lol!

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  2. I think it's pretty but I doubt it would look good on me either

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  3. I am a grandma...and even I would not wear it  :(

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  4. It is sort of putty. Its pretty - something I would wear but not something I would buy sort of nail polish. 

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  5. It just doesn't work as a color period.  

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  6. Yeah, you're pretty fair as well so I'd save your money.  There are nicer neutral shimmers out there.

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  7. Ha!  I doubt my grandmother would either!  She wears hot pink and reds ;)

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  8. It has to be the right skin tone.  It just majorly failed on me.  Like I said though, on a darker or perhaps more yellow toned girl it would probably be much more flattering.

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  9. Yeah, I'm too fair for this too. Too bad!

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  10. Yeah....some grandma's wear it, although I think it could work on me..but wouldn't like to meet grandma in line with the same nail polish than me :s haha

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  11. You know I like these kind of colors, lol.  I actually don't think it looks too bad on you.

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  12. Your wallet is appreciative of that, I'm sure ;)

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  13. Some grandmas wear cool colors (mine for example ;) so you never know!

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  14. Thanks, but it's already in the Marisa pile all nice and wrapped :)

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  15. I kinda like this color. It reminds me of Sinful Colors Vacation Time.

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  16. Oh yeah, good catch! Only this has the shimmer.

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  17. I absolutely LOVE this color. This is the only opi polish I have paid full price for. I have yellow undertones and am an nc 40. This doesn't POP but its such a beautiful nude that I haven't seen a dupe for. I think the closest is an ulta brand polish. That I can't remember the name. It has the word fawn in it though.

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  18. I think I know the shade you're talking about. Is it Ulta Gold Tipped Rose? Doesn't have fawn in the title but it's the most similar Ulta that I own. Glad you're a fan of this shade :)

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  19. Oh yeah, good catch! Only this has the shimmer.

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