Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Polish - OPI Changing of the Garnet

*Sigh* They don't make 'em like they used to, right?

When I first received my bottle of this lovely red through a swap it had already been long discontinued. It's one of those polishes that sits in my drawer unused because I'm afraid of using it up. It's a fairly standard shimmery red, but oh so gorgeous.

Color
Deep Red, almost berry, with shimmer. Being a Garnet loving girl, I'd say it's relatively true to it's namesake (though Garnets can come in any shade of the rainbow but blue, but we usually think of a red). The shimmer looks almost gold in the bottle but it comes off as a berry red shimmer on the tip. The closest OPI match I've found is Suzi Loves Sydney, if you have it (another LE). But Suzi Loves Sydney is a touch darker.

Application
Wow! The old brush and the old formula. I wasn't aware how much I love the new brush until I pulled this one out. Anyway, two coats will be enough.
Wear
I wore this over Qtica Nail Growth Stimulator and topped with Zoya Anchor and OPI Drip Dry Drops. Yes, I forgot momentarily that this polish is NOT Big 3 Free, so I don't think I made the best choices here. But it is wearing well, even if it did not cooperate totally overnight.

Bottom Line
If you love reds and you ever see this baby, snatch her up!
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