Saturday, March 31, 2012

OPI: Mad As A Hatter

Hey there folks!  Today, I'm sharing a very special polish with you all, OPI's Mad As A Hatter, which I received from the lovely Debbie of The Crumpet from her 500 follower giveaway.  If you haven't been to her blog, you're missing out!  I love her posts!

She really fulfilled a big polish dream for me with this polish.  When my complete polish obsession started last fall, MAAH was already a hard to find polish.  My friend, who I blame completely for getting me started  in this polish adventure (Hi Erin!), is lucky enough to have a bottle that she covets.  Now I do too, all thanks to Debbie!

I decided to do a simple glitter gradient with an accent nail with this polish.  I didn't get any pictures of the base, because it was late when I did this and wasn't really thinking about it unfortunately.  It's one of my latest acquisitions, Zeus by Sinful Colors.  I just want to take a second to recommend it because it's seriously gorgeous and only $1.99.  Zeus doesn't seem like a $2 polish though.  Sinful has stepped up their game.  The pink shimmer is super pretty and the formula isn't bad!  I did add a few drops of thinner to help it with the slight leveling problem I was having, but it was a very minor inconvenience!

So back to marveling at MAAH!  I wanted this polish pretty badly, but I don't think my hubby would have been happy if I paid a lot for it!  What was a girl to do?

Well, me being me, I tried to franken it.  This picture shows franken #1, MAAH, and franken #2, two coats of each.  I think I got pretty close with franken #2.  It looks like if I turned up the opacity and the purple : silver, I would have had it!  But now I don't have to.  I'll probably franken these into something else =)

I normally do gradients from the tip, but I am really glad I tried it in reverse this time.  I love this look with glitter, it's so fun!

Thanks for reading!