Wednesday, November 7, 2012

OPI ~ Absolutely Alice with Essence dots


OPI ~ Absolutely Alice  
Medium blue glitter with sparse gold glitters

"Absolutely Alice" is from the Alice in Wonderland collection from spring 2010. I’ve been lemming this for quite a while now, but it’s getting harder and harder to find at a reasonable price. I found this in a blog sale, and I paid $25 for it. That’s way more than I would usually spend on a polish – but since OPI costs $22 here, I didn’t think it was hugely expensive. I was very impatient with my postman until the day where he finally brought me Alice :D

It took two easy coats to reach desired opaqueness. Drying time was pretty fast, and that pleased me a lot. I hate sitting around just waiting for paint to dry…

Two coats, no top coat yet:


And from a different angle:


I decided to go for dotting for my nail art. I used two Essence polishes: A white crème from their “50’s Girls reloaded” collection, and a pink crème from their “Ready for Boarding” collection.

I tried to keep the dots on half the nails, like as if I had masked it with tape diagonally across. And I dotted in various sizes with the two colours.

Here’s it’s sealed up with a layer of Poshé top coat:


On this pic you can see how I tried to keep half of Alice by herself:


And here’s another shot with the other bottle, just because I like this mani so much:

 
The involved polishes:


So – what do you think, girls? Would you pay $25 for one polish? If not – what’s your limit?


Opacity: 9/10
Colour, prettiness: 10/10
Durability: 8/10
Value for money: 8/10
Overall: 8.75/10
Buy again: Yes

30 comments:

  1. I've spent about $20 for one, so $25 wouldn't be too much more. Really pretty polish by the way!

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    1. Which polish did you spend $20 on? :)
      Thank you - I'm so pleased it's finally mine!

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  2. Very nice! But I guess you knew I would like this since it has dotts in it :)

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  3. I don't care the price as long as a quality is good!

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    1. Good answer! So what's the most you've spent on one polish?

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  4. I love AA, and this mani is great. It has sort of a nautical look to it, really cute :)

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    1. Yes, she's gorgeous, isn't she? :)
      Thank you - I *really* like this shade of blue!

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  5. I paid $29 for AA. If it's a unique colour I will spend $$$ on high end brands. It's rare I spend that much on a brand that cost less but who's price has been inflated. I have to REALLY like it.

    And this is really fun!

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    1. I'm not quite sure what my limit is yet, but at some point we'll probably reach it, and then I'll definitely post about it.

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    1. Thank you. I got quite a few compliments at work too :)

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  7. AA is gorgeous. WOW. I love the dots too though. I absolutely Love AA.

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    1. She's definitely a very pretty polish! :) xx

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  8. Wow, the end result is awesome! Totally fun! :D
    The most I have paid for a polish is $18. Not sure if I can go above that. :-)

    ~ Yun

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    1. Thank you :)
      Which polish did you spend $18 on?

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  9. oh alice is so gorgeous :) so dreamy!

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  10. gorgeous color! and i love the dots! :D

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  11. My limit for a polish is still 10€, I never paid more.. but for such a lemming hmm I think it's justified :) Alice looks great, but I decided to mix it up myself instead of searching for it :)

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    1. Ooh wow, I wish I was that creative! :)

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  12. All my Rescue Beauty Lounge polish are $20-but I like the formula so I pay it. Chanel are $26 and I don't like the formula so I won't buy it. I guess that's my story

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  13. Gorgeous glitter! Looks cute with dots :)

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    1. I was amazed over how good it looked with dots :) So thanks!

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  14. I recently blew $77 on a Lynnderella, "The Glittering Crowd", because I was severely in lust with it and *had* to have it. I don't regret it. The most I have paid for an OPI was $38 for "Man With The Golden Gun" top coat. Today, I scored "Absolutely Alice" for $16 in an eBay auction. A steal for something so freaking beautiful. ;-)

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    1. Wow, $77 is a lot of money. But I understand that, if it's a polish you really want, and is going to be a proud owner of! :)
      $16 for Alice - you're very lucky!! :)

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