Let’s cast our minds back to the distant past of Spring 2008, when OPI released their Beyond Chic collection for the Soft Shades line. Feels like a long time ago, doesn’t it? Today’s color is from that very collection and it’s called Oh So Glam!
In the design it plays the leading role of a pearly white base color:
OPI’s Oh So Glam! is a gorgeous silky and shimmery white with golden undertones. Does it apply as beautifully as it looks? Nope. The polish is fairly sheer, and it took me 4 coats to layer it to the decent opacity you see in the pics.
My original idea was to use Oh So Glam! as a sheer neutral shade. I naively thought that since it doesn’t have a lot of pigment, but lots of tiny golden sparkles, it’ll give my nails a light golden veil. I was wrong. After the 1st coat my nails got that awful yellow look, as if I spoiled them by using lots of acetone and dark nail polishes :( I had nothing to do but to build the color with more coats. Good thing about Oh So Glam! is that it dries pretty past.
This is the second time I’m wearing Oh So Glam! and to make it more interesting I decided to pair it with another OPI called Wooden Shoe Like to Know? which is a beautiful shimmery brown.
For the off center half moon nails I needed:
- OPI Oh So Glam! NL H27
- OPI Wooden Shoe Like To Know? NL H64
- Orly Luxe 40294 – for golden lines
- Orly Glosser top coater
Why not regular half moons design? Well, I thought that if I use a brown nail polish for the half moons we all are used to, it would probably look like as if I hit all my fingers at once :)) I’m still not sure, but I hope I managed to evade the unwanted effect by painting asymmetric half moons…
Till the next post, take care xxx
This is stunning!
Thank you Karen :) You’ll spoil me with your kind comments :))
Thank you! I’m glad you liked my half moon design :)
This looks Oh so fabulous. These colors wouldn’t be my first choice but I’d wear this combo :)
lol thank you ;)
the combination of brown+golden is not the one I’d wear very often, but this time it matched my ivory knitted dress and leg warmers, that I paired with brown suede jacket and boots :)
OHMG Mari, this is gorgeous, and you sure know how to present it in the most delicious way too – love it!!
Thank you Maria! You are so sweet :)
So elegant, wow. Looks much more interesting than a standard Ruffian/half moons :) Gotta recreate this one day :)
Thank you and absolutely – I’d love to see your version of this off center half moons design :)