Wednesday, June 17, 2015

A Very Special Octopus Party

There is something magical about making a custom polish. I had never actually done it, and I was quite anxious trying to figure out exactly how to explain what I wanted...but a superawesomefabulous friend of mine is getting married in June, and I knew I wanted to get her something special.



You may have noticed the lack of "promotional samples ahead" on this post. That is because I actually commissioned this shade! I wanted a summery coral, but not super bright...but not pastel. But still bright. Because why the hell would I make life easy for Dave? I sent him a whole Pinterest board full of corally things...all different shades. I am not an easy girl to work with. But somehow, Dave managed to take my tornado of coral and turn it into a goddamned perfect bottle of polish. It was so perfect, that I had to let him release it. Its just...wow. WOW.



As to the formula, its just fab. Exactly what you expect from OPNL at this point. It levels itself nicely, and I only needed two coats for these pictures. It has a lovely jelly-like luminosity, which lends itself to the to the glow of the holo. Ugh. You guysss. I don't think I can be objective about this polish because I am just too in love with how it turned out. Tl;dr it is an amazing polish, but I think all of Dave's stuff is just the bee's knees. I am a happy customer.




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So this is the invite for the wedding! I sent this to Dave as well. I think the color (which I got to name too!) is right in line with the whole theme of the wedding. I sent a picture to the bride-to-be, and she just loves it. Which is all that matters, really. I can't wait to see it on her! She is warmer-toned than I am, and this color is going to be fab on her. 

I wish I was there

I recommend you scamper on over to The Shop and grab all of the bottles. I know that this one is already going to be a special one in my collection. And a HUGE congrats to Sarah and Seamus. I hope they have several years of bliss, followed by a lifetime of torture by adorable children. Because that is what they deserve.
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24 comments:

  1. I'm sort of obsessed with coral lately. I might have to track this one down.

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    1. If you find it, snap it up. It's magic

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  2. I haven't worn mine yet, that needs to be fixed right quick!!!

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  3. Oh my heavens, that's flawless! The glowww and depth!

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    1. it is just flawless. I could not possibly be happier if he had baked me a cake made of chocolate and awesome.

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  4. This polish is perfection. I want to bathe in it. OPNL has shot up to the top of me NEED THEM ALL list.

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    1. yesssss. I honestly count myself very lucky that Dave and I found each other way-back-when. I can't imagine where I'd be without him...and his polish!

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  5. Ahh!! It must be so exciting to have a dream polish turn into reality and end up on your nails! It's so pretty on you! I love coral and this is a really unique shade.

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    1. it was. I was mostly stoked because the bride-in-question loved it. She wore it on her wedding day, and it made it a little less sad that I wasn't there.

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  6. Ooomffff! It's so pretty it hurts! I NEED DIS!

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    1. its the perfect coral. If someone as cool-toned as I am can wear it...it might be universal.

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  7. You are such a cool friend Nichole, the color is so pretty! BRB Gonna grab one real quick! ^.^

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    1. I felt like it is was something unique to give the bride...and covered her "something new" requirement!

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  8. OH GOOOOOOAAAAAAWWWWDDDDD CORAL!!! Guh. I need dis. Damn you and Dave.

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    1. This color would look amazing on you!

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  9. This is beautiful! Congratulations to your friend!

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    1. :D thanks! I'm waiting to see the pictures from the wedding!

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  10. This is so sweet that you got this made for your friends wedding. It's a gorgeous tone of coral! I wish I could work the shade as well as you do though.

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    1. I think it might be the perfect coral. I've seen it on an array of skintones, and it looks good on all of them!

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  11. I'm loving corals lately! I wish I didn't have such a hard time photographing them. Your swatches are gorgeous

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    1. thanks :) They are tricky to get right. Either they look orange or pink...or just neutral.

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  12. Very pretty! The wedding invitation looks lovely too :)

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    1. I'm itching to see pictures from the wedding!

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