Brand New Skates

Good morning!

I am showing a swatch and look that I did a few weeks ago but never got around to posting.
Today is OPI Brand New Skates from last year's holiday collection.

Three coats indoor light

BNS is VERY sheer. I have rocked this with four coats but there is still a great deal of VNL. Nonetheless, I love this color and I thought it was a great departure from the usual holiday offerings. It's a lovely, glittery gun metal grey. It looks amazing layered over a grey creme and black creme.
Dry time is acceptable. I found it best to let each coat dry a little longer or there will be major smudges and gloppiness.

Bottle love, baby.

I wore this as is for a day then added a little more just for fun.

China Glaze Fairy Dust layered on index, middle and pinkie.
Konad Special Polish in White and
Zoya Posh on ring
Topped with China Glaze Matte Magic top coat

I really liked Fairy Dust over this because it is simply amazing over pretty much any polish.
But my curiosity got the better of me and I had to see what the whole thing would look like matte.

Eh, it's okay...

Mattifying Fairy Dust killed the holo but gave the appearance that this was a densely packed glitter. That was kind of cool but lesson learned. The good thing was that after much hand washing and application of hand creme, the fully matte finish gave way to a satin and the holographic goodness of Fairy Dust began to twinkle again.

That's it for now, lovelies. Hope the day finds you well! Thanks for looking.


  1. Love your layering experiments!

  2. Layering is so fun! You should try mattifying flakies!

  3. seems layering is so it

  4. ooOOoooo I LOVE this! great job!

    Thanks for the kind words on my post today! you are such a sweetheart!

  5. Thank you for sharing the different combos. I love brand new skates.

  6. I hate sheer polishes. I don't own this but I have other shades like it. Love the Fairy Dust over top. Matted, I don't care for it too much.

  7. I really doubted to buy or not to buy that fairy dust from China glaze, but you convinced me! It looks really nice! It's going to be one of my 1st nailpolishes of china glaze! :)


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