Hello gentle readers.
Okay, so I lied. I took a few extra days off. I have learned to listen to myself and myself was saying take a few more days.
I want to take a moment to thank you for your kind well wishes. <3 p="">
I am recovering nicely from my surgery, I still have my frakking gallbladder. I won't bore you with too many details, but it is hidden, my surgeon couldn't find it (it couldn't be found on ultrasound when I had diagnostic tests, either) and rather than convert to an open procedure and dig around, possibly damaging my liver and causing me to have a very rough time of it, indeed, he did a quick confab with my husband and the decision was made to close me up and make another plan. I am scheduled for a CAT scan next week, then we'll go from there. I am NOT amused. Having surgery for no reason and facing another one? I am a bit annoyed. It isn't my surgeon's fault, it is just my weird anatomy. But I am still annoyed.
Okay, 'nuff of that.
Today's polish is OPI You're Such a Budapest from the Euro Centrale Collection for Spring and Summer. This delicate blue toned lavender creme is gentle, cool and very ladylike. It is perfect for Spring and will be crisp and refreshing in the heat of Summer, too.
I applied two coats, added an extra to my ring and pinkie nails as this is a tad thin and didn't cope well with my ridges, all is topped with Seche Vite.
Dang! That polish is pretty!
The formula on this isn't as stellar as I expect from an OPI creme. It is a bit thin and watery, it was streaky on the first coat and I really had to run fast to keep it from flooding my cuticles. Other than that, it wasn't too bad. As I applied the second coat, it smoothed out, got (largely) opaque and, as it followed the first coat nicely there were no more attempts at running and flooding. I did need a third coat on my ridge-y ring and pinkie nails. Dry time is good, Seche Vite makes it even better, of course.
In spite of the minor formula difficulties, I really like this polish and I recommend it, if you are on the lookout for a sweet, soft blue-y lavender creme polish for Spring.
Do you own OPI You're Such a Budapest? What do you think of it? Do you like it? Did the formula mess with you? I'd really like to hear your thoughts, so please, do tell.
Thank you for popping in and reading. Have a terrific day and may your polish never bubble. 3>
OPI You're Such a Budapest: Swatch and Review
Posted by Erika Costello at 5:00 AM
Hi, I'm Erika. I'm a wife, empty nester mom, beauty blogger, wannabe amateur photographer and full time staff to a frowsy orange tabby cat. Join me as I explore the wonders of the beautiful things that land on my dressing table.