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Review: OPI I Don't Give a Rotterdam

Given the sheer number of times I do my nails a week, you think I'd be better at matching them to outfits, events, etc.   I'm just not that kind of plan-ahead person.  EXCEPT FOR THIS ONE TIME.  My bf's parents are visiting from Australia and we took them to Niagara Falls the other day, complete with Maid of the Mist.  Thus, water-themed sparkly nails!

The hardest part about my glitter nails is finding the right base to go with the right glitter.  The right glitter is always the blue holo glitter in my collection, it's always sparkly and beautiful.  Today, the right base was OPI I Don't Give a Rotterdam, the pretty blue-grey polish filled with gold flecks from the Holland collection.  Application was good with this polish, as you'd expect from OPI, needing two coats.  I really liked how the flecks stood out in this one, they can blend in too much sometimes.  Once dry, I added the glitter polka dots using my usual technique.  Tada, nails to match Niagara Falls :D







The Verdict:  Love I Don't Give a Rotterdam, especially with bright blue holo glitter.  Sufficiently sparkly :)

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  1. So purty =) I don't know how you come up with these combinations. You're reeally good at keeping this place glitter thing fresh! ;)

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