Saturday, October 29, 2011

NOTD - Essie's Brooch the Subject & Sephora by OPI's Traffic Stopper Copper

So after slowly taking off my swatches from all of my glittah polishes (glitter polishes are a pain to take off and the big glitter pieces kept falling off everywhere), I applied Essie's Brooch the Subject with Sephora by OPI's Traffic Stopper Copper at the tips.
Here are some pics in "daylight."  I put daylight in quotation marks because it's not that light outside today due to the freakishly early wintry storm.  Snow in October?!?!
Essie's Brooch the Subject was fairly easy to put on.  First coat was streaky but the second coat evened it out.  It's not the best application, but not the worst for sure.  It is a lot nicer in person than I thought it would be.  I mean it still gives me slight mannequin hands, but I think it looks a lot better in person than I've seen in photos (including my own).

Applying the glitter polish to the tips was a bit more difficult than I anticipated.  I had read that the way to apply it is to swipe a thinly polished brush down toward the middle of the nail but that didn't work for me.  What I did was I made sure the brush had enough glittah on it to appease my 10-year old girl in me and then I applied it to the tips going out and over the edge.  I then brought the brush back and spread the glitter down towards the middle, trying to keep the big glittah pieces near the tips.  Sometimes I had to go back to deposit more glitter in bare spots and then I used the brush to manipulate it around and spread it out so it wouldn't be to gunky.  After it was fairly dry, I went over everything with Essie's Good to Go top coat to even things out.  Otherwise, I could see slight streaks towards the middle of my nails from the glittah top coat since I only applied it towards the middle.  Phew, that was long.  Hope that made some sense.  Anyways, I think this is something that you can experiment with and see what works best for you.

I love my gradient glitter nails!  I want to try out all of them paired with all different kinds of base polishes!  But unfortunately I don't think I can wear these to the office, so it's just a weekend thing.

My pug really hates nail polish and computer time.  While she stays away during polish time due to the smell, she tries her best to disrupt my computer time.  If I don't position my legs like so, she will sit up and scratch and paw at my arm forever.
But how can I resist this sleepy face?  She just wants to snuggle during this cold and rainy/snowy day.
And then of course I take advantage of this situation and use my pug to help model my NOTD.


  1. I love love love love love this look. It would look great with gray nails and silver glitter too. I have to try this!

  2. How come so many posts about nail polish? Are you in the business of polish. A distributor or something??

  3. @kjpugs - thanks! Yes I think grey and silver will look amazing. Or silver with some of the bluish grays like cocktail bling!

    @Ted Blackman - Haha no, I wish! It's just one of my latest obsessions.