Saturday, March 8, 2014
Saturday Night Smackdown: Indigo!! OPI vs. L'Oreal
Hey everybody! In the mood for some more brutal battles for the fabulous title of...uh...favorite nail polish color? :) I don't know about you, but I love me some indigo shades. I'm not talking about blurples; while I love blurples, they are mostly purple with a tinge of blue. Today I'm talking about blues with a tinge of purple. I hope that clears it up. BUT, in case it doesn't, here are today's contenders!!
In the OPI corner, representing The Amazing Spider-Man collection 2012, is a shimmery goodie that's SO shimmery, my camera lens went nuts: Into the Night! *rahhhhhhhh*
When I picked up Into the Night from the Ulta clearance rack, I had forgotten the reviews I'd read about how sheer it is. I used FOUR coats to banish Mr. VaNeLi.. I'm not gonna lie...this is a weird polish. It's like a frost, but it isn't like a frost. It's not brushstroke-prone, but there is so much silver shimmer that you simply have to call it a frost. I could not get a pic of this polish that did not convey anything less than a glowing nimbus. But even with its strange qualities, this is one beautiful polish! It's a denim blue color with a slight indigo undertone. AND I put this on last night, got up this morning and groomed both my puppies and shampooed my hair, and I had ZERO tip wear. Yes, reader, you read that right. Well done, OPI.
Aaaaaaand next we have in the L'Oreal corner, representing Electric Fantasie Project Runway 2012, is The Mystic's Fortune! *rahhhhhhhh*
I have to say that I don't know WHY these two polishes were so hard to photograph. Ugh. Anyway, The Mystic's Fortune is a true indigo metallic with a lot of blue shimmer, but not so much that it morphs into a frost (a la Into the Night). I used two coats, and the application was very good. I really love the color of this polish. It leans a bit bluer than the photos...about *this* close to navy, but with enough violet in it to not actually BE navy. I think this makes a nice alternative to wearing black IF you feel funny about wearing black. :)
So...what do you think? Which one has your vote? I'm torn on this one...I think I'm going for L'Oreal for the color. And OPI for that fantastic wear time! :P
Thanks for stopping by, and have a lovely day! <3