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Tuesday, 29 November 2011

OPI Meep Meep Meep

Hello gentle readers. How's it going? Well? Good.

Today I have a pretty polish to share with you. This is OPI Meep Meep Meep from their Winter/Holiday collection 2011. This is a beautiful deep, blue toned, reddened magenta jelly base that is full of delicate, iridescent floating flakies. The flakies are magical, flashing back in pink, fuchsia, red, even blue sparks, at the right angle. I seriously love this polish. Not only is it pretty, it makes the skin on my pale, old hands look positively creamy.

I took these photographs in my lightbox under my OttLight. Please click to get an eyeful of the flaky goodness and jelly squishyness.


 Check out that pink and fuchsia flash. Heck, those flakies are even shading a little gold/orange toward the bottom of the bottle.

 Ooo! Look at that bottle shot! Mmmm... Flakies... *drool*

 Guh! Be still my heart. 

A little VNL, here. Hey, it's a jelly. And if I remember correctly, two coats. (Forgot to write it down. Or I tossed the paper on which the info was written. *sigh*) My ridges really messed with it, as they do all jellies. Tho I have to give it credit for handling my demonic nails as well as it did. It's a good polish, indeed that can stand up to that task! lol

The formula for this polish is OPI-licious. Smooth and easy to work with. I had no trouble controlling how this polish applied as it flowed off of that fabulous Pro-Wide brush. I had very little cleanup and what I did do was mostly fussbudget refining. Gotta love that. Dry time was good.

My only gripe about this polish is it's relatively short wear time. I wore this polish for two days and it was pretty chewed up when I removed it. Now, granted, I am not particularly delicate with my hands. I do a lot of housework, I type on my computer. A bunch. I subject my nails and polish to a good deal of wear and tear as I go about my day so tip wear and chips are inevitable. However, this pretty polish had significant tip wear by the end of that first day and had some pretty impressive chips by the end of the second day. 

Now, part of that may have been the base and top coat I used, I didn't use my usual China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat and Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat. I decided to give the base and top coats I got in a Color Club collection a whirl. If the lasting power of this polish is any indication, those particular base and top coats were a big fail for me and I will stick to using them for swatching. Perhaps Meep Meep Meep will hold up better with my usual top and bottom coats. We'll see, as I will definitely wear it, again. And again because, even if it isn't all that long lasting, it is danged pretty. And sometimes, that is all that matters. Especially if, like me, you are a frequent polish changer. ;)

Would I buy this polish again? Probably not. I don't see the need to repurchase this shade once I have enjoyed it and it is gone. (Even if, by that time I could find it.) Do I recommend that you grab it if you see it? Definitely. It isn't the longest lasting polish I have ever met, but it is beautiful and well worth owning and wearing. 

Okay, I think I covered everything. Do you own Meep Meep Meep? Do you love it? How is the wear time for you? I would love to know what you think and hear about your experience with this stuff. 

Thank you so much for popping in. Have yourselves a fantastic Tuesday and may your polish never bubble. 

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