So what happened next was an insane and very tortured decision-making process which involved devil whispering, "They are really pretty!!"; and angel saying, "You know you won't wear them!"
No prizes for guessing who won in the end - devil said, "They will be work appropriate!" I ended up grabbing two from the collection: Barre My Soul and Pirouette My Whistle. I'm really glad I did. I already used it twice before this post.
Barre My Soul is a sheer peachy-beige jelly that looks oooooohhh so squishable! I used three thin coats for these swatches. There is still a hint of VNL but I'm perfectly fine with that - it gives my nails a very subtle french tip. Really pretty and flattering!
Application was really much easier than I had expected. I've heard that sheer jellies are usually extremely streaky. So I went about painting my nails carefully with a slightly lighter touch. Fortunately, I had no streakiness so I guess the OPI formula is much better. I didn't have that much luck with Essie Marshmallow but that's a story for another day.
And because the glitter topper is just calling out to me, I added one coat to each of my nails.
Look how delicate and pretty it is! I really like the glitter mix - plenty of small silver glitter with some white hex glitter floating lazily around. So dreamy! *sighs happily*
And since I'm still obsessed with mattifying everything:
Ahhhh I love this look! Now, I really feel like I have fluffy white clouds or cotton candy *yum* on my nails! ;p
And if you had been following me on Instagram (@thepolishwell) / Facebook, you would have seen this NOTD I did with 2 coats of Barre My Soul over tips freehanded with Orly White Champagne:
2 coats of Barre My Soul hid my stains really well and I was so in love with this classy look!
Erm, yea... so I ended up liking this sheer jelly a lot. I might just end up buying the other jellies in this collection. I know a lot of people were drawn to the sheer pink (You Callin' Me a Lyre) but it looked a tad too pink and stark for my liking. *shrugs* Who knows, I may change my mind after falling in love with Barre My Soul!
What do you think of Barre My Soul and Pirouette My Whistle? Do you like it matte or shiny?
Which other colors did you get from OPI NYC Ballet?