NOTD: O·P·I Rising Star

OPI Burlesque: Rising StarWhen O·P·I launched their Burlesque collection I instantly jumped on the six shimmery nail polishes of the bunch, and skipped the six glittery ones. Such a gorgeous collection of colors!

This is the lightest one them, the one called "Rising Star". At first I was a little afraid it would be a little too shimmery to my taste, and somewhat of a crash against my skin tone, but I absolutely love it. It makes me think of concubines! It was a dream to apply, and I chose two medium coats for my nails. Unfortunately my picture shows it more like a metallic than a shimmery polish, but the color is quite accurate. Now, with no base coat and no top coat it started chipping after only two days. It made me a little sad, but I'll give it another chance with a base coat underneath, hoping it'll last longer.

I'm completely in love with the shimmery polishes in the Burlesque collection, and I cannot wait to try out the rest of the colors on my nails. I think my next victim will be "The Show Must Go On!", which is supposed to be somewhat of a dupe of "Bad Fairy" from M·A·C. I haven't regretted this splurge for a second, and the six bottles all look amazing just sitting on my desk.

My nails haven't had enough time to recover from my acrylic escapade yet, so that's why they look a little "damaged" here and there. Anyway, "Rising Star" is an absolutely gorgeous color, and it's well worth the purchase!

Photo © Shamini Thevarajah '10

Posted by Shamini on October 14, 2010 – 12:32 AM

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  1. That looks pretty – such a happy colour. I’m a bit bummed out that Orly’s It’s Not Rocket Science and China Glaze Zombie Zest look so similar – played with them both (I have this bad habit of painting, removing, painting again, etc..hehe) and realized that they’re not _THAT_ similar (Orly’s is darker) but still.. I should have researched more before ordering.

  2. Fieran:
    Thank you! I really like it. Sometimes it looks like a dark gold, other times it looks more coppery, it’s a really nice polish. I don’t own Orly “It’s Not Rocket Science”, I chose to go with “Space Cadet” only. I kinda regret not buying “Galaxy Girl”, but at a price of $10 a bottle? I don’t think so.

    I always try to research before buying, but no matter how much I research something always turn out to be different than I imagined upon arrival.

  3. Looks wonderful, and I love your paintjob! Smile

  4. Pinch:
    Thank you so much, hon! I take that as a tremendous compliment, since I usually don’t wear any polish because I get really pissed off when I have to clean up my whole finger after attempting to place polish on the nail, and not everywhere else. Wink This polish was very easy to work with though!

  5. Gleder meg til å se “The Show Must Go On” jeg Smile For du må lage NOTD på den Grin

  6. Devilcat:
    NOTD på “The Show Must Go On!” kommer så snart jeg orker fjerne restene av “Rising Star” og lakke neglene mine på nytt. Snart, jeg lover! Grin

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