Friday, September 5, 2014

OPI - Blue Chips (overstock re-release of OPI - The Flowers are Blue-ming, the Ulta "Too Haute To Handle" collection 2012)

Before the holidays I bought a bunch of cheap OPI's at the Big Bazar, they had all names I had never ever heard of. But Google helped me out; most of these are overstock re-releases of special collections (collaborations mostly).
Today I am wearing Blue Chips (I found out this was The Flowers are Blue-ming of the Ulta "Too Haute To Handle" collection 2012) : a turquoise blue polish with a nice big helping of silver holo micro glitter in the mix. The blue was a bit harsh on my skin tone and the glitter makes tiny bumps on the blue surface so the polish looks bumpy even though it feels smooth due to two liberal layers of top coat.

OPI Blue Chips or The Flowers are Blue-ming
OPI - Blue Chips / The Flowers are Blue-ming

OPI Blue Chips or The Flowers are Blue-ming

OPI Blue Chips or The Flowers are Blue-ming

OPI Blue Chips or The Flowers are Blue-ming

OPI Blue Chips or The Flowers are Blue-ming

OPI Blue Chips or The Flowers are Blue-ming

I compared it to Suzi Says Feng Shui and Absolutely Alice, the first being a bit softer and more petrol blue, the second is deeper in tone and more turquoise.
The thing with Blue Chips is the pearl sensation; it eats the micro glitters and makes the polish look bumpy and flat in certain lights, in the sun and halogen light the micro glitters pop out. They are so shiny that the twinkle overwhelms the pearl completely and makes it look fabulous. So wear this one in the right light ;-)

This was two easy coats and I had chips within a day (hence the name Blue Chips?).


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