Monday, May 28, 2012

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OPI Ink with Chemistry 205

Ahhhhhh. Who doesn't love a bit of gorgeous purple shimmer?  Today's combo is the very pretty OPI Ink, which looks a murky dark blurple in the bottle, but on the nail it has a stunning purple shimmer.  Looking at swatches online it seems to be a lot more blue in most photos, but it's definitely more purple in real life.  

This polish was released as part of the OPI Night Brights collection in 2007, the very same collection that had the original My Private Jet in it.  I don't know if this is in fact hard to find these days, but thanks to the lovely Alanna from Pretty Purple Polish that picked this up in Sydney for me.

Hummmmmm. Bar (or string) glitter.  You either love it or hate it.  Me? I love it, except when I get one placed vertically down the nail and it hangs over the free edge.  I always make sure there are no bars too close to the free edge, or else I just know I'm going to pick and fiddle at that bit until I get it off.  I also hate bar glitter that curls up.  That is just wrong.  Luckily I only have one polish that has some curly bar glitters in it, and I'm willing to forgive that shortcoming cause it's such a dang awesome polish (I'm talking about you She Lived in a Swamp!)

Anyway, this is Chemistry 205, which has a lightly tinted purple base, fine silver glitter that spreads out perfectly, and silver holographic bar glitter, which doesn't curl and lays perfectly smooth on the nail. Thanks go to Kristy from The Polish Haven for sending this awesome polish my way!

Two coats of OPI Ink, one coat of Chemistry 205, one coat of Seche Vite top coat.

I'm totally in love with this combo.  How about you? Yay or Nay on the bar glitter?


  1. I'm Nay for bar glitter. I just can't seem to like it. But I LOVE OPI Ink. Man that's a great polish!

  2. Ooh such a pretty glitter!

  3. Nice way to party up the polish :)

  4. Great combo! I love the bar glitter!

  5. I've never been a fan of bar glitter, but here it looks good! I'm thinking if Ink looks more purple than the blue that it looks in the photo, then it may be similar to the polish I'm wearing at the moment - Zoya Mimi. ?? It appears to me to have those same very small flecks of purple/pink. But I'm no expert! :)

    1. Ooh, I think I have Zoya Mimi. I can do a quick comparison for you.

    2. I was just at Ulta and looked at the bottles next to each other, Ink looks darker and more blue to me

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  7. You're Welcome! :) That combo looks great on you. At first I didn't like bar glitter but now I think it's growing on me. I own one bottle of bar glitter now even though I bought it by mistake. :P

  8. I'm not that keen on bar glitter but these are so lovely together - I think I am going to need Ink


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