Happy New Year! OPI The Gown Needs a Crown is My New Year Sparkle

Happy New Year gentle reader!

To say that I am going to be glad to see 2013 receding far in my rear view mirror is an understatement. As years go, this is not one upon which I will look back with a great deal of pleasure. 2013 kicked my ass, physically, mentally, emotionally. I am ready for a new year, a fresh start and sunnier, happier days ahead.

As your own midnight approaches, my wish for you is for health, happiness, joy, that all of your wishes for your new year come true in all of the best ways. Cheers!

I was thinking about New Year Nails and what to do. What to do. No time for nail art... Something simple. Something that makes a statement yet doesn't shout. What does that better than OPI The Gown Needs a Crown. The third polish in the Miss Universe Collection for 2013, this unique finish is comprised of silver shimmer particles dumped into a matte top coat base. Stroked onto the nail, it dries to a matte, glowy, almost pet-able finish. This polish is as different as it is beautiful.

This is two coats over base coat. No top coat.






The formula on this polish is interesting. It is different from regular cremes and jellies, it isn't like Liquid Sands or other textured polishes. It is an entity all to it's self. It applies somewhat like a matte top coat, but with the additional challenge of a thick shimmer; it requires a bit of extra care but you don't have to baby it. Plenty of polish on the brush, a deft hand, not overworking it will ensure a smooth finish. Let the first coat dry, which it will, quickly, before applying the second to avoid pulling or dragging. To have that soft, almost pet-able finish, leave the top coat in it's bottle.

What do you think about this silver stunner? Did you pick it up? What did you do for your New Year nails?

Okay, I'm going to get this posted before it gets too late. Have a great New Year's Eve. If you have party plans, have a great time. If you drink, please, please, please, don't drive. Call a friend, call a cab. strap on some roller skates... I know... You're a grown ass adult and don't need any lectures. I can't help it. I want to see all of you, bright and shiny and rearing to go, as the new blogging year begins. So just humor me, mmmkay?

Okay, I'm out. See you all in my next one.

42 comments

  1. I love this. I picked it up on clearance at Ulta this past weekend, now I can't wait to use it!! Beautiful!!!

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  2. I'm a serious sucker for sliver nails!!

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  3. I love this and I don't even like silver polish

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  4. Happy New Year! I am happy to have discovered your blog too because you satisfy my nail polish cravings even thru pictures. You take good photos and you have lovely nails. More power to your blog in 2014.

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  5. Omigosh - I must have this shade... it's gorgeous! Happy New Year!

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  6. What a very pretty silver! Your nails look great. Happy New Year sweetie! <3 xoxo

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  7. That is gorgeous. I love it and I'm intrigued that the texture is different. I'm not into bumpy polish textures but this looks unique.

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  8. This color is fabulous! I like it a lot :)

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  9. I feel like I need to see this one in person, I just can't imagine the texture! Very pretty NYE mani!

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  10. What a beauty! I had ignored this at first as I thought it was bling overkill but it looks so, so pretty on your nails!

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  11. I like the icy nails! Not sure if it would look good on my nails though...they are a mess!!

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  12. Now those are icy nails! What a glorious combination of a foil and textured finish, it's so unique!

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  13. Gorgeous, are you on Instagram by any chance? I'm @misscelinas there. Would love to find you there xxoo

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  14. Thank you. :)


    Yep. I am on Instagram. I'm @erikatheicyone. :)

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  15. Thank you! :D It is a different finish, quite glam. :D

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  16. Thank you. :)


    A little TLC, your nails would be ready for some beautiful ice, of their own. My own nails used to be a huge mess. Seriously. Then one day, I took them in hand and got them under control. :D

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  17. Thank you. :) It's a different silver. I really dig it. :)

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  18. It's a different one, that's for sure. Thank you. :)

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  19. Isn't it, tho? I really like it, too. :D

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  20. Thank you. :) This is different, and textured, but not bumpy-bumpy, if you know what I mean. It's.... Velvety... It's just really neat.

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  21. Thank you. :) Happy New Year to you, too! <3

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  22. Grab it if you can find it, it's worth hunting down. Try Ulta. Happy New Year to you, too. :D

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  23. Happy New Year! :D Thank you so much for your kind words. And to your blog, too! :D

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  24. That is a powerful silver polish. :D

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  25. Thank you! I followed you, as well. :D

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  26. Thank you. I do, too. It's so great. :D

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