MidnightMani: Crawfishin for a Compliment

I f you know me in real life, you know that I LOVE New Orleans.  It is one of my absolute favorite places to visit.  I love the city, the culture, the vibe.. I could just stay there forever.  So, when OPI launched a New Orleans collection… I obviously needed to own them all.

This week I grabbed Crawfishin’ for a Compliment from my collection.  I was optimistic because I love all things Nola, but this color is not usually in my rotation.

I have been feeling very Spring-ish with March finally rolling it and I wanted to have a nail color that made me feel that Spring was coming.  However, if you live in the state of New Jersey with us, you know that we just got more snow!

OPI’s Crawfishin’ for a Compliment was my color of choice.  It is a creamy, full coverage light orange; almost a vibrant peach. When it dries down on the second coat it is beautiful and exactly what I was looking for.

However, the first coat made me second guess my choice. The formula is very think and at the same time runny.  It dried down to an uneven, streaky, dull peach.  I almost panicked for a minute, but figured.. its nail polish and I had already come this far… I was committing.









I am glad I stayed committed.  It turned out to be a really pretty orange.  It has a lot of saturation to the color on the second coat and covers any unevenness of the first application.

Again, I use the description orange lightly.  Crawfishin’ for a Compliment is more of a vivid peach, with a light orange undertone.  I actually find it to be a very unique color.

It required very little clean up, since the formula is a little on the thicker side it did not run everywhere.

I used my usual line up of:

1 coat OPI Ridge Filler

1 coat CND Stickey Base Coat

2 coats Nail Color

1 coat Butter London Hardwear Shine UV Topcoat


On a side note: I can not stress the importance of while filing.. going one direction.  My manicures have been super rushed the last few weeks and I managed to do some damaged with my wild filing.  This week I took the time to do it correctly and can really see the difference.



It is time to celebrate the “weird”

What do you think is weird? Bright Hair? Funky Makeup? Pink Lipstick?

I am a person who likes to celebrate the “weird”, or as I consider it individuality.  I love people with bright makeup or funky hair. I love when people go against the trend and really embrace what they find happiness in.

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