Thursday, December 20, 2012
The Stash: OPI Edition
It's finally snowing over here! After a downpour of rain. Not a great combo, so if you're in the Chicagoland area, stay safe! Now on to the nail polish. :)
I think OPI is hands down one of the most innovative polish brands available in the States. I believe it was OPI who started the Shatter trend, and it took off for over a year. It was overly done by every brand and we became sick of it. Then there's the Spotted polish, which is basically like a spotted version of the shatter. So sad that one never made it over to the US. And now...Liquid Sand. Not to mention all their great duochromes, suedes, and DS holographics from the past - which I sadly missed out on. Not everyone may have liked all the trends they put out, but I think they still get points for creativity.
My first OPIs were Teenage Dream and Black Shatter from the Katy Perry collection. I remember seeing the ads in a fashion magazine and I rushed right over to Ulta to look for it. I thought the shatter was the coolest thing ever. Turns out I was a little too excited because the collection hadn't even been released yet! Later on I got it as a gift, and they became my first OPIs.
As for favorites, right now I'm really loving the Bond collection, especially Tomorrow Never Dies (ultraviolet) and Live and Let Die (green). The Spy Who Loved Me (red) is pretty great too. Otherwise, I reach for the OPI NYC Ballet collection a lot and the nudes from the Germany collection as well. I really wish I had the DS holos though or The Show Must Go On. Or any of those HTF (hard to find) glitters from Alice and Burlesque. T__T I really could go on and on...
Oh, and let's not forget the brush. I'm definitely in camp OPI when it comes to the brush. I like that they're flat and wide. Oddly enough, I don't favor flat and wide brushes from any other brand - just OPI's.
Okay, enough rambling! Now I want to know what your favorite OPI polishes are, and what your first OPI was. Let me know in the comments! I love reading them. :)