Welcome to Day 9 in my "30 Days of Blues" for Autism Awareness. Today, I am posting quite late in the day because my previous idea for this manicure just didn't materialize. That seems to be happening a lot lately.
Anyway, as I was getting ready to go to sleep, the crack in my middle finger nail that had been threatening to break finally did. So, I figured I'd have to take pictures of my right hand for today's "30 Days" post. Now, while I am pretty proficient at painting my left hand, my right hand is another story. Sometimes, it looks like I got drunk and then painted my nails. So, I knew I would need a polish that was easy to apply and only required 1 or 2 coats. That would mean an OPI, as the pro-wide brush makes polishing my nails, even my right hand, practically effortless. But what blue OPI? As I was looking over my stash, I then saw Swimsuit... Nailed It and realized it had to be my blue for the day...
Unfortunately, I couldn't figure out how to hold my right hand to get good pictures (it was quite a sight), so I apologize for my super-short middle finger.
Anyway, regarding the color...Le Sigh... I have no clue why I left this one untried for so long. OPI Swimsuit... Nailed It! is a gorgeous, velvety blue foil from OPI's 2011 Miss Universe collection. This one has the effect of looking like it is lit from within, and while that isn't incredibly unique for say a red or a deep pink, I can't think of another blue polish with the same effect. It's absolutely mesmerizing. It reminds me of a blue sister to the foily shimmers in OPI's 2010 Holiday Burlesque collection. After I applied it, I just couldn't stop looking at my nails. It is perfect. If you love blues, you neeeeeeed it, and if you think it's pretty inside, just look...
Here's a picture of it outside. This color is true-to-life, as my indoor pictures look a little too teal. Now, it's not a blue for the faint of heart, or for those that are just getting their feet wet in the blue-pool, but again, if you love blues, you need it. End of story.
OPI Swimsuit... Nailed It! is not on OPI's website, so it may have been a limited edition color, but if you love it, a quick Google search shows me that it is still readily available for retail prices. OPIs retail for $8.50 a bottle.
As always, thank you for reading my "30 Days of Blues" for Autism Awareness posts. If you are participating with me, or if you have a comment or a request for a particular blue polish, please shoot me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Swimsuit... Nailed It! was sent to me for review