Dry, Dammit!

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OPI Dutch Tulips

Hello! Recently Priceline has been selling a very limited number of OPIs (I think they’re all from the core collection) for AU$10, which is a steal for OPI in Australia. I’ve never heard of Dutch Tulips before (I’d only heard of Kiss Me On My Tulips from the Holland Collection) but when I saw it was a beautiful cherry red in the bottle, I bought it straight away. I don’t think I’ve been so captivated by a red before.

OPI Dutch Tulips by Dry, Dammit!

OPI Dutch Tulips by Dry, Dammit!

As you can see, it’s a classic red colour – leaning more pink than blue – and has a wonderful “cherry” look about it. This is two coats with Seche on top. Application was easy and really quick with a steady hand. I haven’t worn a red polish in a long time so I felt very grown up. I think this kind of red goes better with my skin tone than other reds, so if you’re a pale white like me this could be the red polish for you.

OPI Dutch Tulips by Dry, Dammit!

OPI Dutch Tulips by Dry, Dammit!

OPI Dutch Tulips by Dry, Dammit!

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Priceline
  • Cost: AU$10
  • Volume: 15ml
  • Coats to opacity: Two

If only every day OPI could be AU$10. I would have a heap more in my collection, that’s for sure. I also think Dutch Tulips would be lovely on your toes for summer, since it is such a classic-looking colour. Thanks for reading!


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essence Hello Rosy

Evening! Sorry from my “break” from posting recently, but I’m back with a polish I really enjoyed wearing: essence Hello Rosy (I can’t help but not love a good textured polish!).

essence Hello Rosy by Dry, Dammit!

essence Hello Rosy by Dry, Dammit!

This is currently part of essence’s standard line-up of polishes, even though it is a “sparkle sand effect”. What you see is two coats, at one coat I was thinking it might be a three-coater but the second coat is perfectly thick, I think. The colour is really pretty but hard to capture on camera. It’s more of a dusty pink and less red than what you see in the photos. There is also fine pink glitter throughout, which I think softens it nicely.

In the past I’ll admit I’ve had a few problems with the drying time of some of essence’s textured polishes, but not this one. I hope it means essence has upped its game for future textured polishes. I used the foil method for removal, just a couple of minutes, and that worked fine.

essence Hello Rosy by Dry, Dammit!

essence Hello Rosy by Dry, Dammit!

essence Hello Rosy by Dry, Dammit!

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Priceline
  • Cost: AU$2.75
  • Volume: 8ml
  • Coats to opacity: Two

My only critique is the colour in some lighting looks a bit “mumsy”, but since Pantone announced its colour of the year as Marsala (“A subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embracing warmth“) I think it could be on trend for 2015. Thanks for reading!