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I’ve been wearing a lot of dark and warm colours lately but yesterday when trying to decide what to wear none of these colours felt right… I wanted something different. Luckily, the mailman brought me some lovely nail mail including OPI You’re Such A Budapest from the 2013 Eurocentral Spring collection. Something in my brain thinks that pastels should just be for spring but when I unwrapped this nail polish there was something wintery about the colour (it is a shade more purple in real life but as usual the camera has different ideas). I did a colour comparison between this and Rimmel Lycra Pro Aqua Cool and Rimmel Lycra Pro Ultra Violet but neither colour is really even close – Budapest is much lighter and softer but definitely closer to the blue than the pinkier purple. So definitely a unique colour in my stash.
Being quite pale I am always a little bit wary of grey blues encase they translate as corpsey but this colour is so much more complex than that. It’s described as a periwinkle purple which is fairly accurate but there is a powdery greyness to it which softens it and keeps it away from being a granny lavender. I am not the biggest purple fan and don’t wear lots of pastels but this is just so lovely. Application on this was not as smooth as the darker colours and I found dry time to be a little bit longer – I ended up using three thin coats although you could possibly start with one thin and then a thicker on on top. The bottle does show a slight silver shimmer but that doesn’t seem apparent on the nail. I wore this colour
plain for most of the day but decided to dress it up a bit.
I added a single coat of Maybelline ColorShow Chalk Dust which is a great mix of black and white hex glitter that retails for just £2.99 – a lot of highstreet brands picked up on this indie glitter trend and it is so complimentary to all colours I’ve worn it over – some the neons in the summer to dark colours this fall. There’s something about this combination that reminds me of stone – like a splattered marble floor or something. I added a thin coat of my favourite Color Club Top Coat to smooth the finish and add gloss.
As you can see from the pictures my moisturising today has improved things a little bit – I think the cold weather caught me off guard – so back on the oil and lemony flutter for me. The change of the weather really does affect skin, for the most part my hands don’t really suffer from the abuses of remover and the elements which is why this wear and tear was a bit of a shocker.
Sorry if this is a bit rambley but there is a headache brewing – must be time for another cup of tea. I think with the first snow falling in New York maybe the change from autumn to winter shades is upon us! Have any colours surprised you recently? What are your go to colours for the change of the season? But hopefully I can sneak in some more of my vampy darks as I had some amazing OPIs arrive this week and I still have some stunning Nails Inc to share too! Ahhh so little time so few nails.