Nail Art: OPI NYC Ballet Collection Swatch
Hello lovelies! I usually don’t do nail polish swatches here in Small Good Things, but today I have to share you my latest addiction – because I finally discovered ‘it’ white nail (Yee-ha!!!!).
In my last week’s glitter flowers nail art post, I asked if you guys knew any white polishes that are non-squeaky clean white, and are creamy but not too thick. Then a magical thing happened – beyond brilliant Tumblr blog, True Blue Me & You, kindly asked her readers if they knew any manis that fit my demanding (ah-ha) request in this post.
One of her readers suggested ‘Crème Fraiche’ by OPI, and oh my, it sounded perfect! I couldn’t, however, find any UK stores that sell it (big sigh). My heart didn’t get deflated for too long, because after an hour’s vigorous search on the net, I found these:
New York City Ballet Mini Collection by OPI (from left)
- Pirouette My Whistle
- Don’t Touch My Tutu!
- My Pointe Exactly
- Care to Danse?
There are originally six shades (5 pastels and 1 glitter) in the collection, and I decided to get Mini Collection that comes with 3 pastels and 1 glitter mini bottles, because I wanted to test out the colours before I splash out on the normal size ones (normal bottle costs £11 per bottle in the UK while the mini collection is £12.95).
These are very soft, sheer pastels – they are so sheer that, in fact, it’s very easy to get unevenness. And although I love them all, they may not be for every girl’s dream mani; if you don’t dig sheer polishes, or if you can’t be bothered to apply 6 thin coats/ 4 thick coats for a full opaque coverage, these are not for you. But if you are like me and love jelly-ish finish result, oh yes, you won’t regret pressing that ‘buy’ button now :)
So, here is my swatch:
- For thumb: 6 thin layers of Don’t Touch My Tutu!, applied to make gradient art
- For index finger: 6 thin layers of My Pointe Exactly, applied to make gradient art
- For middle finger: 4 thick coats of Don’t Touch My Tutu!
- For ring finger: 4 thick coats of Care to Danse?
- For ring finger: 4 thick coats of My Pointe Exactly, and one coat of Pirouette My Whistle
Oh, before I go, if you haven’t visited True Blue Me & You, you haven’t lived yet. The blog is like a top-end milkshake that is made of gorgeous, fresh craft and DIY tutorials from around the world – so yummy and full of inspirations with all these do-able projects – and fat-free, of course :)