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Thursday, January 12, 2012

NOTD: One Down, *mumble*ty More To Go...

One of my informal, not-really-stated New Year's resolutions (I say I don't believe in them, yet I make them anyway) is to use a certain number of my untried nail polishes before I let myself buy a new polish. (Yes, I see the problem immediately: It's January 12, and I haven't yet decided what that certain number is.) Today's polish is OPI's Cozu-Melted In The Sun. Google tells me that it came out in 2006 as part of the Mexico collection. I'm not too sure how long I've actually had it, but I do know it's one of the first ones I bought after my interest in nail polish was rekindled a couple of years ago.

Not gonna lie--when I look at this polish in the bottle, my first thought is not "let's put it on!" but rather "why the hell did I buy something so frosty and 80s-looking?" But today, when I asked my spreadsheet which untried polish I was going to try next (more on this another day), this is the polish it gave me. I could have grumbled and reloaded the formula and gotten another polish, but since the point of this whole endeavour is to actually WEAR unworn polish, I sucked it up and did my nails.

Y'all, I was wrong. This polish is LOVELY. Lovely to work with and lovely on my nails. It was a 2-coater, and would have worked with a single coat if I wasn't the type of person who can't abide ANY hint of VNL. It's thin, but goes on evenly and doesn't flood my cuticles. Didn't really pay much attention to drying time, but my topcoat is still a bit tacky after a couple of hours. I can still go about my business though.

And on my nails (next New Year's resolution: improve my photography skills):

This is 2 coats of Zoya Get Even basecoat (my nails have been staining easily lately, though it's probably more the fault of wearing blues and yellows, but I'm not taking any chances), 2 thin coats of Cozu-Melted, and a (thickish) coat of Poshé fast dry topcoat. Weird lighting courtesy of the first more-than-minor (it's not a major snowfall, but it's actually sticking) snowfall we've had this winter.

Until next time!

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