Nails of the Day: OPI Grape… Set… Match! over OPI Totally Fort Worth It

Nails of the Day: OPI Grape… Set… Match! over OPI Totally Fort Worth It

So I accidentally just sliced my hand open on a suitcase a few hours ago, which means I’m not going to be able to do the swatches of the new polishes that came in like I want too. That’s okay though, considering I did my nails yesterday, so I do have something to show you! Hopefully this mani will last long enough until it won’t hurt like crazy to use nail polish remover.

I’d also broken a nail last week when I went out to Korean BBQ with ome friends, so I’m in the growing my nails long portion of my manicures again. It’s a good thing that even as a nail polish junkie, I’m not fixated about breaking nails and their length. I change my nail length pretty frequently, sometimes even cutting them short when they haven’t chipped, so there’s going to be a lot of variation between my pictures.

One of my favourite manicures is the half-moon manicure, and when I do, I usually do a red color with little golden moons. A little unimaginative, but classic, beautiful, and timeless.

I decided to try it this time with a silver base and purple, because purple is my go-to colour for autumn (…and pretty much any time of the year, but I can only get away with wearing different variations of dark purple nail polish during the fall and not be too weird). Since I have a silver polish with a purple flash finish, I decided to use it as the base.

OPI Totally Fort Worth It

OPI Totally Fort Worth It

OPI Totally Fort Worth It was given to me by a friend earlier this year as a present for graduating university (yay degree!!). I’ve had a few other opportunities to try it on with other things, but I’ve never properly looked at on its own.

Most of the swatches I’ve seen online make Totally Fort Worth It seem very unyieldingly silver against the skin and eliminate the slight purple flash finish, so I wanted to capture that here. It’s more noticible in the first picture against the light background than the second.

On me, Totally Fort Worth It delicate and light enough that I can wear it as a work-friendly neutral colour, which I was not necessarily expecting, but pretty enough to still stand out. Definitely in my pile of polishes to consider next time I need to look like a professional.

OPI Grape Set Match over OPI Totally Fort Worth It

I mentioned OPI Grape Set Match in my last haul post as one of the three polishes I’d grabbed, and this was the first time I’d properly gotten to try it.

Also about halfway through my manicure, I suddenly became unconsciously indecisive about whether I wanted half moons or reverse French tips and apparently just put them smack dab in the middle. So instead of having tips OR half moons I have these weird curved lines somewhere in between. Sigh. Well, I’ll do better next time.

OPI Grape Set Match over OPI Totally Fort Worth It

OPI Grape Set Match over OPI Totally Fort Worth It

Don’t mind the weirdness of the angles for the pictures. I’m still trying to figure out how to hold the camera with one hand so it’s steady enough to properly take swatch pictures.

Please also don’t mind my cuticles. I have no clue what happened in the one hour between me painting Totally Fort Worth It as the base and me doing the failed half-moons.

OPI Grape Set Match over OPI Totally Fort Worth It

This last picture and the first picture in the set probably show the true colour for Grape Set Match than the haul pictures on the previous post. I belatedly realised I didn’t properly colour-adjust those photos after I posted them so they seem a little warmer than they actually are. Grape Set Match is very striaght purple with little red or blue tints either way.

The polish also has a slight dualchrome property where there is a darker, cooler tone one end and a lighter tone that shows off the pink sparkles at another end. I’m not sure if it still counts as dualchrome if the two colours are in the same family, but from one end of the tone to another, but it counts to me. I didn’t really capture it on my nail but you can see it a little in on the bottle in the pictures. You can see it much better on swatches I found¬†here.

In my impatience when doing the top coat, I’ve already smooshed it a little. Ah well. I’m stuck with it now since I sliced my hand open.

So what do y’all prefer? Half-moon manicures or coloured tips? Or just a straight up plain manicure? Let me know!

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