The Quest for Bottle Color

I got a set of the OPI Texas Collection minis for Christmas this year. When I first tried to wear the color Austin-tatious Turquoise I got to three coats of streaky-goopy mess before I gave up. My bottle was very sheer and thin, but my mani got goopy fast. I've heard from other bloggers that there are two different common formulas for this color, the thin version and another rather thick version.

The color is a bright turquoise with blue shimmer and glass fleck. It's a beautiful color. The glass flecks look blue in some lights and fuchsia in others.

In order to get bottle color I started with two coats of Sally Hansen X-treme wear Marine Scene, and topped it off with one coat of Austin-tatious Turqoise. The result: a match for bottle color in real life. Here it is in photos:

This last one is a little bit blurry to try and capture the glass flecks in the bottle. I couldn't catch the pink shade to them no matter how many shots I took.

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