Blog Babysitting from Wishes of a Blue-Eyed Girl

Hello, Color Me So Crazy readers!!  My name is Julie, and I blog over at Wishes of a Blue-Eyed Girl.  When Brigitte asked some bloggers if they would man the post while she was gone, I knew I wanted to help out.  What I didn't know, however, is what to share with you guys.  I went through several options, and decided to go with a safe one - stamping with China Glaze and OPI.  The colors I used were OPI Dulce de Leche and China Glaze Dress Me Up.  Let's get to it, shall we?

*I was not financially compensated for this post.  All items in this review were purchased by me for my own use.  The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.  For more information, please see my Disclosure Policy in the tab above.*

First, let's do a little review of OPI's Dulce de Leche.  For those who may not normally read my blog, you may notice that my review style is a little, well, wordy.  As a consumer, I love to read reviews that are in-depth and detailed with detailed photographs.  Welcome to the info dump!  ;)

Color: Dusty pink
Finish: Crème – a flat polish that finishes smooth with full opacity.
Bottle / Brush: OPI bottle with the new wide brush – if you have small nail beds, this brush may be too large for you.  The wide brush tends to cause the polish to flood your cuticles, so you have to be very careful when applying.  Don't get too much polish on the brush when you're ready to apply it to the nail.  The wand length and cap are both standard OPI, and have a pretty average application.

Opacity: High – opaque at two coats!
Glitter Application: N/A

Consistency: Medium – applies easily and doesn’t flood the cuticles.
Overall Ease of Application: Easy – applies well without pooling, dragging, streaking, or balding.  Spreads evenly and smoothly.

Stampability: Not tested on Dulce de Leche.
Dry Time: Medium – dry to the touch with minimal smudging in 3-8 minutes.

Overall Thoughts: While the color is a bit dull, the application was flawless.  Two easy coats.  Honestly, it's a typical OPI creme.  Great formula but a bit boring.  That's why I decided to jazz it up a little!  

I noticed when I previously used Dress Me Up that it was quite thick.  I had always wanted to try monochromatic stamping, so I knew that Dulce de Leche and Dress Me Up would make the perfect pairing.

Dress Me Up is a shade or two darker than Dulce de Leche and pretty much a one-coater.  Application onto the stamp was pretty easy, but it dried so fast that getting it from the stamp onto my nail was a little tricky.  You can see where the image didn't fully transfer on a few of my nails.  Also strange, I stamped this better with my non-dominant hand, so you guys get Mr. Righty tonight instead of my normal swatch hand!

I used Bundle Monster plate BM-203, which is a bit of a mod-inspired plate.

So, what do you think?  From boring to fun while still being work appropriate!  I'm actually pretty pleased with the pairing and the stamp.  You can buy OPI at salons, Ulta, and other beauty supply stores where OPI is sold.  You can purchase China Glaze at Ulta, Sally Beauty Supply, and salons.  Unfortunately, Dress Me Up was a limited edition from the Hunger Games collection.  However, you can usually find them pretty easily if you're looking for them.

Thank you, Brigitte, for having me, and thank you, readers, for following along!


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