Wednesday, May 25, 2011

NOTD -- OPI's Spark De Triomphe

So I told y'all that I bought OPI's new Glam Slam set on my birthday. They have two versions, but I bought the one with Spark De Triomphe and White Shatter. And even though I was seriously in love with my neon pink nails, I had to give Spark De Triomphe (henceforth known as SDT) a try almost immediately.

Even though I do adore OPI's brush, I know I've said I don't like their formula for acrylic nails, and for the most part, I still don't. Most of their polishes take FOREVER to dry on acrylic and stay dentable for upwards of 24 hours, plus I think they tend to be on the streaky side. I don't know why. However, SDT is an exception. It dried almost instantly and wasn't streaky at all! 

Be warned, though.. this is one hungry hungry glitter. I meant to take pictures of SDT right after I applied it, but I didn't have a chance until today. And I wanted to wait to apply top coat until after I'd photographed it so you could see just the polish. I've added 2 layers of top coat and my mani looks exactly the same as it did before, complete with texture. I just don't feel like adding any more polish to my nails, as the glitter is going to be hard enough to get off.

But now, onto the good stuff! All of these pictures are day 3 of my mani with three coats of SDT and no top coat. Note that there's no tip wear at ALL. I'm definitely impressed!

Indoors. No flash.
Outside. Shade. No flash.
And for the last two, I really did try to capture SDT in sunlight. It's so amazing. Unfortunately, I was a little late for the sun and I was chasing it around on our deck and in our driveway. I bet the neighbors think I'm crazy...
Outside. Semi-sun. No flash.
Outside. Better sun. No flash.
What do you think?! I'm sooo in love with SDT. And I really want to do some nail art with it, but I can't bear to cover in up in any way. It's just SO gorgeous. I mentioned to the Hubby that I wanted to go back and get the other Glam Slam set and he told me to do what I need to do. He's so good to me. :)

♥ M

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