Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Busy Girl Nails Nail Art Challenge for Fall 2013 Week 3: Oxblood (OPI Underneath the Mistletoe)


If you've been following closely then you'll realize that I have in fact skipped Week 2 of the Busy Girl Challenge.  Not on purpose, mind you, but because it was a pink mani and I had 7 days of pink manis lined up for BCA Pink Week, I just couldn't bring myself to post another pink manicure.  I will go back at the end of the challenge and do it, but for now, please understand that I'm just a tad pinked out.

However, I'm super excited to show you Week 3's Oxblood manicure featuring what could possibly be my new favorite holiday polish of all time: OPI Underneath the Mistletoe.  I have been somewhat underwhelmed by Mariah Carey's collaborative collections but the minute I saw this rich merlot jelly in my beauty supply store, I just knew it was meant to be mine.  Not only is the color just a rich, luxurious burgundy red, but it's flushed with goldeny red shimmer.  O. M. Ever loving G.  Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.




Underneath the Mistletoe photographed a touch lighter/brighter than it looks in real life, reading a truer oxblood shade on the nail.  My swatches are with 3 coats of polish and just a fair word of warning, surprisingly annoying to remove.  Those shimmer particles stick.  But my goodness, is it worth it.







    

12 comments :

  1. Red glitters like this are perfect for the holidays! So pretty!

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  2. I don't even celebrate Christmas and I go goo-goo for these!

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  3. It's so glowy, and it has a nice depth. Very pretty!

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  4. This color is so gorgeous on you!

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  5. This is a lovely polish! Ooh those shimmers that stick...lol

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  6. If I had to get only one from this collection it would definitely be this one.

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  7. I know, right? But well worth it.

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