Another new week, and another new month! How is it April already?! I can't believe we're a quarter of the way through the year! March was a pretty good month for me, blog wise at least. I hit five, six and seven thousand page views, and I'm up to 90 followers on GFC and nearly 60 on Bloglovin'! I've also had a bit more freedom with my nail art, as the challenges I'm participating in are weekly instead of daily.
I also started my first giveaway! If you haven't entered yet, you can still do so HERE until the 18th of April.
Last month I spent a lot of time swatching and organising my polishes. I am glad to report that untried mountain is more of a big hill now! And my Helmer is gradually being filled up.
One brand I have been neglecting is OPI. Why? Because they aren't being tidied away into my Helmer. I have a lovely fancy rotating stand for them. Like a cake stand for polish! I'll show it to you, once I have filled it up. It holds 60 polishes, and apparently I have only ever used 48 OPI polishes (I've barely lived!).
So this month, I'm making an effort to swatch all my OPIs, even if I don't end up posting them.
Here is the first! OPI Sonora Sunset. A rosy, orangey pink with a gold shimmer. This is 2 coats
I'm not a huge fan of shimmer polishes, which is probably why I have so many I've never worn! This isn't too bad - the shimmer is more subtle on the nail than in the bottle. It's a little bit old fashioned looking for me though. It's nice enough, but just a bit boring.
I thought I could maybe jazz it up with some stamping.
I used DRK-B and, for the first time, W7 Black! I know that other people have stamped with it successfully, but it was never quite opaque enough when I tried it (especially next to Konad Black!). I'm about halfway through the bottle now, and it has got a lot thicker. I was going to thin it, but I thought I'd have another go at stamping with it, and it worked fairly well! Not amazingly, but pretty well.
I'm still quite 'meh' about the polish though. It's a nice enough colour, but I just can't imagine any time where I would think "That! That's what I want on my nails!". I got it in a job lot, and there's always at least one like that!
Brace yourself for lots more OPI coming this month!