Wednesday, February 23, 2011

OPI I Vant To Be A-Lone Star

I honestly don't get the first half of the name. What is "I Vant"? I know it's supposed to mean "I want", but I don't get the pun :/

Reading the comments from the previous post almost gave me diabetes, you guys are so sweet! Haha. I've been wanting to say that for awhile.

For once I'm posting something that is actually on my nails at the time of posting. Usually I'm a mani or two ahead but because I wanted to show something current for once, I brought this one forward.

I Vant To Be A-Lone Star is a pale blue with bit of dustiness/gray in it, and it has very fine pearl shimmer. I want to call the shimmer silver but it appears slightly pinkish in the sun (or at least in my pictures). It's definitely not for everybody. I had doubts about whether or not I liked this myself, but I think it's growing on me.

I did 3 coats. The first coat was pretty good, the second was okay, but by the third coat it seemed pretty thick. I don't know, the application wasn't great but not impossible. The brushstrokes are slightly visible, especially since I can't seem to paint in a straight line :S

Excuse the bumps/nicks on my nails. I didn't use a fast drying top coat and.. you can guess what happened. On  the second day I added another layer of top coat to make it glossier but after taking pictures I nicked a big one in my index finger nail and had to re-do it. All pictures taken in daylight.

I made the pictures clickable, they will go to their full sizes. I've started using smaller sizes on my camera when taking photos because who needs a photo that's almost 4000px wide?

This is really pretty but my mom questioned its beauty. Haha. She sticks to pinks, reds, coppers.. You know.

I think the whole Texas collection is a big win. My mom and I bought the Lil Shooters set and I love every color in there! I would wear every single color from this collection. Or maybe not the tan colored one. Those don't really seem to like my skin tone very much :/ 

Also, I just ordered my China Glaze Crackles and am so excited! If I were a bubble I'd have burst already. I still want Sea Spray and Below Deck though..

I am really sleepy and I have a long day tomorrow. Also, I have about 3 Chemistry lab reports to finish. I hate Chemistry. Why do I need to know about nucleophiles and electrophiles? Argh.


  1. I really wasn't interested in any colors from the Texas collection until I saw this one in person. It's so lovely. :) Looks great on you.

  2. Lol, it's the way vampires talk. With their fangs down, they can't say "want". So they always say "I vant..."

  3. "i want to be alone" is a line by Greta Garbo, a film star in the 30s and 40s. it's been turned into "vant" throughout the years.

  4. How pretty! This collection didn't make my heart beat faster at first, but this one is very, very nice!

  5. Rachel Marie - Yeah, me too. Thanks (:

    Halifax - But.. what do vampires have to do with Texas? :/

    kelliegonzo - I guess that kind of makes sense.. Except to people like me who hadn't known of Greta Garbo before this. Thank you (:

    AmyGrace - It is! (:

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