21 February 2012

OPI Catherine The Grape

Well, this is the first nail polish bottle I've ever had to use the 'rubber band method' to open. That cap was not coming off without a fight! But ultimately won out in the end, as evidenced by this post. I picked this polish up while dusty hunting partly because I recognized the name, but mainly because I'm a lover of purple polishes and this is an especially pretty purple. This little gem is part of the 2007 OPI Russian Collection- the same collection that gave us the beautiful Russian Navy. After swatching this I finally understood why it's so sought after; It's as if the polish is glowing from within, which is a fairly rare and covetable trait for a polish. The base color is a slightly muted, dusty plum color, but it's the soft light pinkish-purple shimmer that makes this polish really shine.

This is two coats of Catherine The Grape. Application was a breeze, which is always a plus. When it dries it's not dull but it's definitely not shine-tastic, so a coat of top coat would make it even lovelier. I didn't use any base or top coat in my swatch though.

What do you think of Catherine The Grape? Is it everything your little lemming heart desires, or do you not think it deserves the hype or 'HTF' status it has attached to it? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for reading!

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