OPI Things I’ve Seen in Aber-green: Blogstravaganza Fall 2019


OPI Things I’ve Seen in Aber-green, 2 coats plus top coat

Today is truly a glorious day! We get to look at the one single green in OPI’s Scotland collection as we march on with my series. I think it should be a legal requirement for OPI to have at least one green in all their fall/winter collections. The Washington DC Collection gave us two absolute bangers (yes, there were three, but I didn’t care too much for one of them), the Iceland Collection had an interesting one, last year’s Peru collection gave us the divine Ayahuasca Made Me Do It, and this year we get some murky dark forest green goodness with Things I’ve Seen in Aber-green. I always say that my favorite polish color is teal but everyone seems to associate me with green so I guess I’ll just embrace it. (I made that sound so begrudging, as if there are not about a million green polishes I’ve gushed about that have made y’all recognize me as a queen of green!)

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OPI Nice Set of Pipes: Blogstravaganza Fall 2019


OPI Nice Set of Pipes, 2 coats plus top coat

Strap in kids, the blogging is about to get serious! I would like to have all these posts up before December, so I am going to attempt two blog posts a week. Attempt being the key word there, y’all know my track record. We have another lovely purple to look at today; purple lovers, we really have gotten exactly what we deserve with this collection. So many darker purples and pretty darn good hue variety among them, too, if I do not say so myself. Nice Set of Pipes is described by OPI as a “gray purple” which is kind of true. I see it more as a darker blue-leaning purple. It is not particularly dusty, though it is a tad dustier in person than you’ll see in my photos.

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OPI Nessie Plays Hide & Sea-k: Blogstravaganza Fall 2019


OPI Nessie Plays Hide & Sea-k, 2 coats plus top coat

We are almost halfway through my series on my picks from OPI’s Scotland collection! I think I may need to ramp up my posting to twice a week next month if I want to finish it off before Christmas month, aka December. Today we are looking at Nessie Plays Hide & Sea-k. For the first time in this series and possibly on my blog ever, all swatch photos were taken in natural lighting! I didn’t realize that just by sitting on my couch I could take great nail photos until the weekend I wore this one. I will try to do that more with weekend swatches, light boxes just are not the same. Before we get into the polish, there is something that needs to be addressed: why did they use “sea” as a pun? Nessie is supposed to be in a lake. The name would have been totally cute and fine if they had just called it “Nessie Plays Hide & Seek” but then they had to get all inaccurate about a mythical being’s habitat. smh.

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OPI Suzi Needs a Loch-smith: Blogstravaganza Fall 2019


We’re only at post #4 in my series on the OPI Scotland collection, but… it’s here, it’s finally here, my beloved burnt orange! I think it is a real testament to my willpower that I did not wear this one first. Because there are so many purples in the collection, I tried to come up with an order that did not have me wearing two in a row and this lovely, burnt pumpkin got pushed back a little in the lineup. I actually had worn it before this post, I lied, wore it for the skittle mani I did in September. Did you really expect my willpower to truly be that good? Please. This gorgeous, fall-in-a-bottle orange has a name that I feel like OPI came up with and just stuck it with whatever color they did not already have an idea for. Why is Suzi Needs a Loch-smith orange, shouldn’t it be blue or something more lake-y? No ginger jokes for the orange polish? It’s Scotland for crying out loud. They definitely could have done better in the name department. But in the formula department… mmm, it does not get better than this, friends!

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OPI Nailed it by a Royal Mile: Blogstravaganza Fall 2019


OPI Nailed it by a Royal Mile, 2 coats plus top coat

Happy Sunday everyone! We’re back with post #3 in my series on the OPI Scotland collection. Today I have one of the “exclusives” of the collection, Nailed it by a Royal Mile. Both exclusives dry in a matte finish and, to be honest, should have been part of the full collection! I like a collection that mixes up the finishes. This one brings the purple count up to four, so I hope all the purple lovers out there are satisfied! Nailed it by a Royal Mile looks blue in a lot of my photos and, while it is a bluer purple as opposed to a red-er purple, it is definitely 100% purple. I tried so hard to find a light set up where the color appeared accurate, but this polish wasn’t going to give me a win.

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OPI Grabs the Unicorn by the Horn: Blogstravaganza Fall 2019


In part two of my exploration of the OPI Scotland Collection, we look at what is probably one of my favorites: OPI Grabs the Unicorn by the Horn. It’s a dusty, teal-ish denim-y blue that I would swear I had a dupe for, but as you will see from my pathetic selection of comparisons, it stands on its own in my collection. As someone who easily has more blues than any other color, this is saying a lot. My only complaint at this point is the name: when OPI puts “OPI” at the beginning of the shade name, I go into a panic. Do I call it “OPI OPI Grabs the Unicorn by the Horn” for the sake of consistency or do I forgo sounding like an idiot and get rid of the first “OPI” because it’s clear that it’s an OPI polish? Arrgggggghhhhh. The agony. Why you gotta do me like that, OPI? (How many times can I say OPI in one paragraph? OPI.)

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OPI A Little Guilt Under the Kilt: Blogstravaganza Fall 2019


Just like the 90s, we’re going to be seeing lots of plaid this series!

Welcome to the first post of my OPI Blogstravaganza. This fall, instead of doing my fall favorites series on new fall releases, I am going to be doing individual posts on all eleven polishes I nabbed from the OPI Scotland collection. I absolutely adore Scotland, I’m a huge Celtic fan (why did they let Tierney go to Arsenal, WHY???), a huge Walker’s shortbread fan, and I actually was in the country for a little over 4 days in July of 2016. The names of these polishes are so clever and, paired with a palette of fall colors, my favorite kind of color palette, I knew I had to get every single one I even slightly liked. I will be doing a full review on each polish and try to include a vacation photo or two that is at least slightly relevant to the polish. We are starting off with A Little Guilt Under the Kilt. It’s no where near as a good a name as Yank My Doodle or Show Us Your Tips, but it is a bit naughty so I applaud it for making me smile. OPI says “focus on the real jewel – an amazing red nail polish,” which is a completely unhelpful description. It’s a deeper red metallic. I would not call it wine or burgundy, but it’s not a bright cherry red.

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