Nails // OPI Cosmo with a Twist

What with the chillier days creeping in, I thought I'd really step out of my comfort zone and go for darker nails. Last time, I had a burgundy which I loved, especially as it's so fitting for this time of year, but I didn't want to have two reds in a row. Instead, I considered going for a deep purple. When I looked at the rows of polish, however, I was intrigued by this- OPI Cosmo with a Twist.

OPI Cosmo with a Twist Swatch
In the bottle, Cosmo with a Twist looked like a sparkling night's sky- a dark, inky blue flecked with iridescent sparkles. I was worried that maybe it would apply quite thinly, in the way glitter polishes often do, but I didn't have to worry about that here. It's a thick, opaque colour which comes out way darker than I expected, much nearer black than navy, although it does have a purple hue under certain lights.

Something that's disappointed me with this shade is how dull it is on the nail. I'd expected a shimmering, sparkling showpiece but instead it's almost matte. Yes, it glimmers under direct light but, for the most part, it's largely unremarkable.

It's a shame as I really wanted something super autumnal but I guess I'll just have to wait until next October. My next nail appointment is 10 days before Halloween and I have something beautiful planned... 

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5 comments:

  1. I love that deep, dark blue, it looks great on you, and I think I'd feel the same as you on the shimmer. I like my nail polishes to be shiny and shimmery all the time, and I have a couple that are similar to this shade which appear matte when not under the light, but it is still a very, very pretty shade - perfect for this time of year! I can't wait to see what you've got planned for Halloween too! :D Nails are looking lovely. - Tasha

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  2. Try painting your own topcoat over it, Ive often found OPI varnish looks magical in the bottle but flat on my nails, topcoat often (not always) seem to lift/brighten the colour and draw out the magical element that first caught my eye.

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  3. I love navy nails! Shame it's not that sparkly though. Looking forward to your Halloween nails! x

    Josie | Sick Chick Chic

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  4. It does look rather dull which is a little strange considering it's a shimmer. With a glossy gel top coat this should be all kinds of glittery. I'm looking forward to seeing your Halloween nails! x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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