It’s time again for another installment of the ABC Challenge, and this week, we find ourselves rummaging through boxes of pretty polishes for lacquers that somehow or some way connect to the letter “M”. Gotta tell ya, I’m finding it hard to believe that we’re already up to week 13, and practically halfway through this challenge! It’s been such a hoot!
Well, hello-hello-hello! You’re just in time! Today, I’ve a pretty little finger paint to show you…
Nicole by OPI’s Mer-Maid for Each Other, is a gorgeous lime green metallic duochrome, that was released in Fall 2012 as part of the brand’s exclusive collection with Target. It’s the only polish from that collection that was still standing on the shelf when I reached the store, only hours after the bottles had been put on display. FUN FACTOID: It’s no secret that we lacquer lovers descend like locusts when new color comes to town.
In a nut: I considered myself mighty fortunate to have nabbed this pretty.
Still, it should come as no surprise to our regular readers (who know of my short-term lacquer memory issues), that when I returned home, I dropped Mer-Maid into a polish drawer and promptly forgot all about it. Until preparing for this post, that is.
On its first coat, Mer-Maid applied sheer. So sheer, that I was convinced this was going to be a many-many-multi-coater. Call me positively stunned when I saw that a second layer of lacquer did the opacity trick. How on earth did THAT happen?
Oh, honey…the best part came when I began walking around, and the light started hitting my fingertips at various angles. That’s when our mild-mannered green metallic began leaping buildings at a single bound (not really), and flashing Caribbean blue (really) and gold (really)! We’re talking a laser light show on the hands! I tell you: This is an amazing polish for the easily entertained.
Polish in bottle? Green.
Polish on fingertips? Well, at this angle, it’s flashing blue.
Duochromes make me unreasonably happy. And I’m OK with that.
But, as you may already know….I have this little problem, leaving well enough alone.
Oh. My. Goodness.
Yes. The glitter called to me. Again. It began singing its siren song and I was powerless to resist.
To quell that call, I reached for Pass the Sprinkles, that handcrafted glitter polish Liz and I commissioned as a “first birthday” polish, from the brilliant (kind, patient, and professional are three other apt descriptives) Sarey Booth-Neades of Chaos & Crocodiles.
Oh, I tell you, this here gal is positively in LOVE…
Those colorful pops of opaque, metallic, and holographic circles? Well, they make me absolutely swoon!
In the course of the last week, I’ve worn Pass the Sprinkles over a variety of shades and formulas, and the coolest thing I’ve discovered is this: It looks completely unique on each and every manicure.
Magic, I tell you!
Speaking of magic, our co-challengers have some mighty spellbinding “M”-manis to share with you. Be sure to check them out, below.
And for goodness sake, don’t forget to enter our birthday giveaway for a chance to win one of four bottles of Pass the Sprinkles (and other cool prizes). You want this polish. You really do. It has your name written ALL over it.
Oh, and have I mentioned that this giveaway is open to all of our international and intergalactic friends? Mmm hmm. We love you, wherever you polish your nails.
Till next we meet again, here’s hoping you have yourself a fantabulous day, filled with happy times and very pretty lacquers!