Sunday, July 10, 2011

Grape...Set...Match! + Spectraflair Top Coat!

Hellllo ladies :)  Hope you all are having a great weekend!  I've been having a semi-busy week/weekend so I had to auto update a couple posts.  Unfortunately I'm going to have to start that again if I get a good day to swatch this week.  I'll be out of town starting Thursday for a week to go to a wedding and then house hunting in TN!

I also sold my car, horray!  So I am currently car-less and in the market.  I don't know if you've ever bought a car before, but the process SUCKS.  I hate hate hate talking to car dealers.  But enough about me!

I recently found the OPI Serena Glam Slam set with Grape...Set...Match and Servin' Up Sparkle and was dying to try it!  Check this gorgeousness out! 

Love!  Grape...Set...Match is a lovely shimmery purple with blue undertones.  I really underestimated the shimmer in the bottle, but I love how it translates to the nail.  It's sort of sheerer than you may think, I needed 3 good coats to get it opaque and I probably could've done one more, but I don't like doing that many.  Overall, though, the formula is great like most OPI, and the brush is super-wide, which isn't my first preference, but it still works okay. 

I wasn't in the mood for glitter yesterday, so I thought I would try the holographic Spectraflair top coat I bought off Lori in PAA.  Unfortunately I think I shook it up TOO much because it applied more like silver rather than a top coat and my final product ended up looking like a gray-ish purple in the shade.  However...when I got out in the sun it was FILLED with holo-goodness!

You can see on my pinky that I didn't apply it to the edges 'cause I didn't think it'd go on so opaque, haha!

Ahhhh holo!

*The top coat is WnW clear + spectraflair don't go searching WnW for this product, haha, 'cause it's a franken

So overall I was happy with it.  The inside color is awkward with my skin tone but when I go outside it makes me smile :)

I've tested this top coat over a bunch of other polishes but none of them turned out this holo...I'll probably show you all sometime. 

Well have a great Sunday and I hope to be around as much as possible the next few days 'cause the rest of the month I'm going to be insanely busy with moving and such!

<3 Whitney

P.S. One of the best YouTube bloggers out there, sayanythingbr00ke, is having a GREAT giveaway for an awesome cause.  She is asking everyone to donate some money to a local animal shelter for a chance to win some great make up and hard to find polishes.  Check out her video on it here.