Friday, July 1, 2011

Quelle Surprise!

I really surprised myself with my crush on OPI for Sephora Traffic-Stopper Copper. Here's why:  1) I'm not really a fan of copper or copper-colored things, and 2) I'm not really a fan of glitter.  Well, I am a fan of glitter, but not a fan of trying to get it off when the mani has expired, and not a fan of the texture.

But this polish has been in my head for the last couple months.  After I first saw it, I went in to Sephora at least three times intending to buy it, but then not following through.  On Wednesday, after I went to the library to pick up my book, I headed over to Sephora yet again (conveniently located only two blocks north of the library!) and this time came away with this beauty:

$OPI Traffic-Stopper Copper
Essie Da Bush
please click for full glowy effect!

Look at that coppery pink glow!  I feel like I have jewels on my fingers!  I can't stop looking at it!  

It seems like every time I've put on a green or blue in the last couple months, I've wished I had this one to put on top of it, so I'm glad I finally bit the bullet and bought it.  Interestingly, the silver and gold versions of this glitter held no appeal for me.  Hmm . . .

I tried it over my old mani right before I removed it and yes, it is a bear to remove. I think I'll probably end up doing the foil method when it's time for this one to come off.  But the texture is so much better than I was expecting.  Maybe "modern" glitters are better than what I remember from several years ago?  My nails don't feel bumpy at all.  Which is shockingly important to me.

I can't wait to try this over a more turquoise shade, like Mermaid's Tears.  Or a blue like For Audrey.  And I think it will look great over pink too.  Oh, the possibilities!


  1. I am LOVING the glitter !! So pretty ! I love glittery nail varnishes, but like you am put off by the texture and the fact its a total pain to remove. I will defo be looking out for this one. K x

  2. So pretty! It looks looks like a robin's egg.

  3. Wow! They look fabulous.

  4. Very cool. You're right, it would also look great over pink.

  5. Yes, I think it will go over pink next time. :-)


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