Tuesday, June 14, 2011

OPI Skull & Glossbones

Well, last night's game was a bust, as I expected. I quit watching after Vancouver scored its first goal during 3rd period. I got tired and sad. I heard one of the Sedin's got beat up a little bit, so I'm going to search for a clip of that later after work.

I really want to complain about the commentators on the NBC/Versus broadcast. After the first goal on Luongo went in, they displayed the quote he made about Game 5's goal on Thomas. It was SO OUT OF CONTEXT. It really irritated me, but I cannot find anywhere to send the channel a complaint!!

DBF came home last night and watched part of the game with me. He has only seen Luongo play in Vancouver, so he assumes the Canucks are a terrible team. He didn't believe me that this series has been unbelieveably violent until he watched through period 2... then he said "You're right. This is not normal."

I'm not even a hockey fan, I don't know why this series is so upsetting to me!!! Biased broadcasters are so annoying!


If you remember my earlier posts about POTC, I whined about missing out on this polish due to some promo mixup at Ulta. I got this in a swap from a lovely NBer (she actually went to buy it for me from her local beauty supply!!) and balance has thus been restored in my polish universe.

OPI Skull & Glossbones - I love it. Greys normally lean very blue on me, so I'm happy this one does not! I think because there is a bit of green in it.

Here are some comparisons!

Comparison: OPI S&G and Zoya Dove - Dove is quite a bit cooler-toned.

Comparison: OPI S&G and Essie Playa del Platinum

Here are all three on one hand, since it seems my two photos above are not very comparable!

Comparison: OPI S&G, Essie PdP, Zoya Dove

I'm thinking about ditching Zoya Dove (and ChG Pelican Gray, which is a bit cooler-toned than the Zoya) in favour of S&G as my primary "light grey" polish. What do you think?


  1. I'm still on the fence about this color.  I like it, but I don't think I'd ever wear it! 

  2. I love this shade, one of my favourites when it comes to light colours. :>

  3. I agree, there is something about a "warmer" grey that looks less harsh. I like!!! ...and now want.

  4. You do such a great job with these comparison swatches, but... Dammit, now I want S&G!  LOL.  I had myself convinced that PdP was a dupe - I even went to a store that I knew would have both in stock and held the bottles next to each other and couldn't see the difference, but they actually look quite different in your pics.  I have Stranger Tides, and now there are pics everywhere of Da Bush and Stranger Tides that make those look pretty different, as well... hmmm.  Decisions, decisions...

  5. I like S&G better than Dove, which I have. Grays often show up more blue on me, too. That's the thing I don't like about Dove: too blue.  Keep the OPI and ditch the rest. :)

  6. I think I actually prefer the Essie.

  7. I love this color! It's prob my favorite from the collection.

  8. Yay thanks! Everyone else tells me to keep everything LOL

  9. love this polish! i have the same problem with grays. the opi is the perfect balance between the other two. plus the color goes with everything and doesn't show tipwear (of which is minimal anyway).

  10. thanks for the comparison with PdP, which I already have and wondered whether I need S&G, but now I think I'll pass. Your photos are very helpful in terms of color

  11. Hm, I have Essie's PdP but haven't even considered S&G until now. I might have to get S&G, it's beautiful. 

    I hate biased broadcasters too, it's so annoying. Lets just hope the Canucks wins tonight :)

  12. In my eyes S&G and PdP are both greige not grey and in my spread sheet I even call them beige. If you don't like Dove ditch it, but not because the other ones takes it place as light greys. not in my opinion. But of course, we all se color differently. :D