I was watching Arrow last night while doing some swatching and I was pretty sure I was going to leave on my professional manicure polish until it chipped off but I just couldn't stand it anymore! Ah well. I was going to continue to burn off the backlog but after I swatched OPI Polka.com from the newest Euro Centrale collection, I seriously can't contain myself!... Urge to share... Rising... This is the polish that also broke my No Buy February once I spotted it so let's make it all worth it! Anyway, I am actually sick right now too so sharing this with you will also cheer me up.
OPI Polka.com is a layering glitter polish - a rich mix of cool purple, teal blue and pink hex glitters with smaller cool purple glitters to help support but not overwhelm. I loved this polish since I saw the silly CGI rendering of the bottle in the press release. I was a little worried it would be like OPI The Living Daylights where it sort of falls flat, but I think the smaller glitters in Polka.com offer a little more dynamic. The colours also work together seamlessly.
The formula is not stubborn and the glitter applies evenly, with no issues. Only once coat is needed to get all the swatches below, which I feel is more than enough. On one note, I think the name of this polish is so revolting, haha! The pun is so terrible. Honestly despite the stupid name, at least the polish isn't a bad joke.
Here is one coat of OPI Polka.com over top Cult Nails Time Traveler:
And here's the same combination, matte-ified using Gosh 'Matt Effect' Top Coat:
I had to keep going so here's OPI Polka.com over top of Essence Oh My Glitter!:
And again, making everything matte with Gosh 'Matt Effect' Top Coat:
This polish was also begging for a jelly sandwich. After having problems with Revlon Girly, I've been thinking on and off about how to improve my lacking love for it. A jelly sandwich was one of my ideas and I applied it with OPI Polka.com using OPI Care to Danse? I started with three coats of Care to Danse? for my base, one coat of Polka.com and then another single coat of Care to Danse? to seal in the jelly sandwich. I absolutely love this look and it actually sort of reminds me of Rainbow Honey Sweet Talk!
Making this jelly sandwich makes it entirely super milky! I love both looks, but unless the other two combinations, I think I am still digging the glossy one in this case.
Sorry for the picture spam (but again I'm not sorry, hehe)! I absolutely LOVE this polish and I have no regrets letting this one slip through my No Buy February. I've also been trying to be better on this blog about offering more dynamic combinations and looks for polish. I'm a little over two months into running Claw of Cthulhu and still looking for ways to improve my swatches, photography, and nail care. All in all, I'm having a good time so that's all that matters.
What do you think of OPI Polka.com? Was it worth breaking a No Buy February? What do the kids say about stuff like this? YOLO or something? Ha!... Anyway, off to bed to rest this sick chest of mine... Until next week!