Saturday, January 22, 2011

OPI Suzi Skis In The Pyrenees Suede

My apologies for not blogging over the week. I have felt lazy like the dog that the quick brown fox jumped over.

Classes have been tiring, to say the least. I have a lecturer who looks like E.T. (I kept thinking about what would happen if little Drew Barrymore walked in) and another one who has a really thick Indian accent and sometimes mumbles. Not that I'm not used to accents, but the mumbling really makes it hard to catch what he's saying.

I had 3 hours of lab today. THREE HOURS. And our lab was a total fail. I hope that isn't an indication of the rest of the course. 

I took Boots Poolside Blue off before taking my shower, but I was feeling bloated and a little bit nauseous so I still haven't done anything with my nails. I hope I don't have to go anywhere before getting the chance to do my nails tomorrow. I helped my mom get OPI DS Signature on her nails though. I have got to swatch that sometime. The holo is amazing!

Anyway, I can't type much because I think my body is about to just give up on me soon. Just typing all that up there has made my right wrist feel tired. All that pipette-ing just now really made me feel like I was in CSI :D

My friends gave this to me for my birthday last year, it was a late present, but still, better late than never. Haha. We took AGES trying to decide which one to buy. I knew my wishlist was way too long, and pretty much anything that I didn't have which I liked would've been great. We decided to not get something with a normal finish and went for a suede.

I think I've mentioned the story of the whole lady-giving-me-matte-instead-of-suede thing, but I'm too lazy to dig it up. We FINALLY decided on OPI Ink Suede but they didn't have it so we chose Russian Navy Suede. Happily, I left the shop and went home to just try it on one finger, because it was so damn tempting. I realised it was matte, not suede. I went back to the shop and told them what happened, and they made sure I hadn't opened the bottle yet (ssshh!) and they agreed to change it, only.. they didn't have Russian Navy Suede, so I settled for this one instead.

Suzi Skis In The Pyrenees Suede is.. gunmetal grey? I've never seen a gun, or the metal it's made of. I love the texture of this one. It's so smooth and nice to touch. The lady at Sasa even complimented me on it. She was so in awe, she even called her colleague over to have a look. She thought it was matte. See, this is what happens when Sasa doesn't carry OPI.

I did two coats, and it was a little bit tough for me because I like to paint slowly or I get polish all over the skin on the sides of my nails. But it all worked out, kind of. I did use a base coat even though the little paper thingy that came with it said not to use base coat or top coat. It just didn't feel right without a base coat.

First 4 photos taken under my desk lamp, last 3 in daylight.

OPI Suzi Skis In The Pyrenees Suede

OPI Suzi Skis In The Pyrenees Suede

OPI Suzi Skis In The Pyrenees Suede

OPI Suzi Skis In The Pyrenees Suede

OPI Suzi Skis In The Pyrenees Suede

OPI Suzi Skis In The Pyrenees Suede

I expected the wear to be really bad, but it wasn't as bad as I expected. Below is a picture of the tip wear I had after a day. Barely any. But once it starts chipping, then.. it really chips.

I've run out of things to type and I'm seriously about to fall asleep right now. I am so gonna sleep earlier for classes. One day. Eventually. Maybe.


  1. Oh, it looks so gorgeous on you! I'll put Suede soon on my nails, just because of you. :))) Any your application is just without any mistakes, great job! :)

  2. Nice close-ups! It took me a while to warm up to suedes, but I really like the look of that color and texture together!

    I have tagged you for the Stylish Blogger Award :-D

  3. Ivana - Thank you! Haha I hope to see it soon ;)

    Silva - I love it too! If only it would wear better.

    Playing With Polish - Thanks (: The texture is really fun. Thank you for the award too! (:

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