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