Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Mad as a Hatter!

There has been a lot of fuss on Twitter recently about OPI's polish Mad As A Hatter. I bought this on eBay a while ago quite cheap (for UK prices anyways), but have had the beautiful bottle sitting on my desk untouched since. This week I decided to do a little experiment with it. Noting that it had varied colour glitters in it, I decided to experiment with base colours to see how it affected the overall look.
Here you can see all the colours in the polish

I decided to try Mad as a Hatter, over white, pink, blue and purple. I think I like it best over purple, although I was pleased to find the glitter was condensed, and pretty enough to be used on its own.

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You can see in this picture how the base colour affects the prominent glitter colour. I love this polish more than any glitter I have ever tried. Your nails do kind of look disco bally but its not such a bad thing because of all the different colours in it. It is so much prettier in real life, the sparkle is amazing.
In terms of wear, I wore it for 3 days at work, and noticed slight chipping on my pointer finger, but nothing major. I didn't use a top coat so was not overly upset by this, although it did start to flake on my pinkie finger (the one with no base colour) by day 4.

Whilst I was at it I decided to film how I remove glitter nail polish. Some people have problems with this and it puts them off wearing it. There will be a post on this soon =)

I am so glad I got this polish when I did, as it is hard to find on eBay now, although I do think this is one OPI polish I would be willing to pay the £10 UK price tag for.

Have you tried this polish? How did you wear it?

K x

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