Monday, July 11, 2011

OPI Month - Japanese Rose Garden

I don't think it's any big secret that pinks are not my favourite nail colour. However, I do own a significant number of pink polishes. Approximately 10% of my stash is pink (howwww does this happen?!). So, I definitely need to decide which pinks are worth keeping and which ones need a new home.

To continue with my OPI month, I picked out OPI Japanese Rose Garden to give another chance. The swatch pictures are reposts, but I'll add my commentary now:
  • Formula: Nice 2 coat formula. Surprisingly nice.
  • Colour: Reminds me of a tea-rose pink. It's rather subdued and conservative. I think it is flattering to my skin tone.
  • Finish: The silvery finish looked a little brush-strokey going on, but once dry, the shimmer is almost invisible indoors.

Overall, I have to say that I quite like this shade. Why I am so mean to pink in general? Eh. Keeping this one!

OPI Japanese Rose Garden




Comparison - OPI Sparrow Me the Drama vs. OPI Japanese Rose Garden : I originally thought SMtD would be very close to JRG, but I was quite wrong. I think I may prefer JRG to SMtD, now that I think about it.




In other news, I found out on Friday that I passed the exam I mentioned in April. Hooray! that means I have completed all the exams necessary for my accreditation! There are some online modules and other stuff I still need to do, but the hardest part is over! To celebrate, I purchased a Samsung Galaxy 10.1 Tab :D I can't wait to play with it!

I was going to haul some polish, but I don't really have any lemmings right now, so I'm going to save that as a "get out of jail" free card for hauling haha.

Hope you guys had a great weekend!

23 comments:

  1. Oh my, that's a super pretty pink!

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  2. oooo...the close up really shows off the hints of shimmer.  I think this one is pretty.  Don't feel bad...  I'm rather mean to pinks too.  I am not drawn to them at all yet they seem to keep coming home with me!

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  3. Oh yay, I ordered both and was worried they would be too similar! But this is great, thanks!

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  4. This one was my gateway pink. Then I got Essie French Affair. And CG Strawberry Fields. And that weird candy smelling strawberry Revlon that weird smell aside is pretty.  I still have a collection that is largely not pink, but I like the pinks I have. I just have to be in the mood for it.

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  5. Everytime I see swatches of this is ask myself why I don't have it!  I NEED it!

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  6. thesmalllittlethingsinlifeJuly 11, 2011 at 12:30:00 PM EDT

    I JUST put this on my nails and toenails. And I quite like it too in spite of me not liking pink as well. I think it's because it has a tint of mauve in it.

    Looks great on you! 

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  7. This looks great!!! Gorgeous colour!

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  8. For everything except my nails, pink is one of my favorite colors.  For my nails, though, not so much.  But this is so pretty that I might have to change my stance on that!

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  9. I'm not big on pink nail polish either and I've certainly never given much thought to picking up JRG but you may have changed that...

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  10. That shimmer is what makes the polish pretty.  If it weren't there, it would be very EH.  Congrats on your exams! 

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  11. It's a lovely colour on you. I am not much of a pink wearer either, but I always like it on others.
    And Congrats on passing!!!

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  12. I think you're right! And thanks!

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  13. Haha, if you do pick it up, let me know how you like it!

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  14. It,s weird how we feel about pink, huh?

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  15. Lol! I guess its something of a sleeper hit.

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  16. Are you referring to Revlon Sublime strawberry? I actually love the scent of that one for some reason, lol!

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  17. That's great! Let me know how you like them!

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  18. Did you add a top coat to this? Mine doesn't come out this shiny. Looks great on you! & I'm in love with the Sparrow Me the Drama <3

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