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September 2010
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OPI – Moon Over Mumbai

I went to Ulta a while ago, armed with a coupon and knowledge that OPI was B2GO. I don’t normally buy OPI polishes, as you may know – I tend to think they’re a bit expensive and I don’t really like their trillions of reds or their stance on etailers. I will say, though, that I’m slowly coming around to OPI – I LOVELOVELOVE their brush, and the formula’s kinda excellent, plus there’ve been a few polishes from each of their latest collections that I’ve been FORCED to buy cause of the awesomeness. All this to say that I’m not real familiar with the brand and the polishes. Sometimes in salons, I amuse myself and annoy the people I’m with by pointing to China Glazes and listing out the names of them without looking at the labels, but with OPI I might recognize…a couple from Shrek and Hong Kong, maybe? And that is IT.

So anyway, I’m wandering through the OPI section, not really looking for anything in particular, just looking for polishes that catch my eye. And there, on the top row, my eye snaps to a pretty, faintly gray creme. I didn’t hesitate to snatch it up and hug it to my chest in glee without actually inspecting it as I normally do. I had obviously found my perfect polish, and I WAS BUYING IT. The other two I ended up buying required my normal debating and comparing and hemming and hawing and opening them and shaking them and holding them up to the light, but I KNEW that Moon Over Mumbai was just certain to be my new favorite polish. It was so light! And so creamy-looking! With the OPI formula and brush! And gray, I adore grays! It was love.

On the way home I had my bag of polish in my lap and I would peek into it and admire MoM, tucked in among the other OPIs and the Ultas I’d gotten, and I couldn’t wait to get home and try out my new perfect polish.

Needless to say, when I finally opened the bottle my hopes were dashed and my heart was broken and I actually considered returning the damn thing because I just have no use or patience for sheer white shimmers. It’s pretty enough I guess for what it is, but it will always remind me of my dashed hopes.

3 coats.

I thought this would be a good time to use another OPI that I don’t like much, to try to liven up MoM a bit. This is one coat of the sheer Can’t You Sea? layered on top.  Blah.

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