Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Rake It or Leave It

promotional samples ahead

Just when you thought OPNL was done throwing shiny things at you (and me)! Today's offering is a deceptive little bottle of glitter...Rake It or Leave It.

Originally, when I saw bottle pictures of this, I thought it was a glitter topper. Ok, cool. The colors are timely, and I know it'll be great in nail art this time of year. Nothing Earth-shattering, I thought. 

Then the bottle arrived at my door and I applied it. It's deceptively dense. Perhaps my initial impressions are not to be trusted?

three coats + top coat + sunshine

There are so many different sizes of glitter (I didn't count, but I am going to pretend there are at least 42 different sizes) that a single thin layer leaves very little in the way of bare spots. I used three thin coats, and I got a completely serviceable solid glitter manicure. In addition to the obvious orange glitters, there are also brown/burgundy bits in here which really do look like a blanket of freshly fallen leaves. 

(Not that we have "Fall" here...but I saw it once on tv)

Without topper, it is also pretty smooth when it dries. I think that is important because I'm sure that I'm not the only "picker" on the planet. Rough textures are the reason that I can't do Pixie Dust or Liquid Sand for longer than a day...I just have to pick and scratch at anything. I didn't even have to do any filing on the tips like I sometimes do with super-dense glitters like this. I hate wearing a ultraglitter-bomb...and then being afraid to scratch my eye.

three coats + top coat + sunshine
I'm definitely looking forward to layering this onto other colors, just for the hell of it. Dave requested black, so this will definitely be coming back in October for our Halloweenstravaganza. 

such blur. wow. very shiny.

Do you have a favorite OPNL for Fall yet? This is my second post from Dave this season, and I still have one more to go! Dave, stahp! Let us catch our breath! (I'm kidding. We need MOAR!)