Sunday, August 29, 2010

NOTM: OPI Diva of Geneva & Konad

When I first saw the promo pics of the OPI Swiss Collection, I wasn't that excited by Diva of Geneva at all. But when the swatches started coming out, it actually became my favorite one. Then when I got the bottle yesterday, I was kind of letdown again and it didn't look as pretty as it did in the pictures I had seen online. Luckily, on the nail, it is just as gorgeous as I had hoped. It really glows out in the sun! I don't have a picture of it alone outside though but I'm sure there are about a billion swatches out there. :p

indoors

After I posted yesterday, it suddenly hit me that Icing Fiona may be dupish with China Glaze Harmony from the Romantique Collection, which is one of the polishes on my wishlist. I put it on one finger last night and it did seem to match the pictures that I saw online (but who knows if that means anything since I know purples are notoriously hard to capture accurately). I figured that it was close enough colorwise but I wanted to test its Konad-ing abilities, so I used the little cherry blossom like flowers on m66. I'm not crazy about the way this turned out. It's a lot more subtle than I had pictured, so I didn't even bother doing my left hand. Fiona is a good stamping polish but I'll have to pick a different base color next time. From the pictures I've seen, I think Harmony comes out crisper and darker so I may still pick up a bottle when I finally get around to placing an order at an etailer.

outdoors sunlight

outdoors shade

Sorry my pictures aren't that great today. I'm not used to taking pictures at this time so the lighting was throwing me off big-time.

Ta-ta for now!

1 comment:

  1. I like it a lot! And want it, of course :D

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