Remember this lovely OPI Miss Universe collection? Seems like a lifetime ago for me, but that's because I've been seeing swatches of OPI Holland pop up on Tumblr and wow, I'm in love with some of those shades! But back to the swatch at hand (hah). Today is Congeniality Is My Middle Name, also called "CIMMN" by many bloggers, although I have no idea how to pronounce it. Maybe it's like "cinnamon" but you just run the last syllable into the n sound at the end. Works, right? This is a beautiful wine-berry shimmer that looks like a creme in the bottle but sparkles on the nail.
Side note, back in 2006, I was in a "scholarship pageant" and won Miss Congeniality. I hold dear to that title and trophy. A few years prior, Eva Longoria was in the same scholarship pageant and walked away the winner.
Oh the good ole days.
Back to the polish. I used a base coat of OPI Natural Nail, 2 coats of polish and a top coat of OPI Top Coat. The formula was nice and smooth.
Here in the sun, you can see how this is a great red/purple (rurple?) shimmer. It's not too red but definitely not too purple and the shimmer is nice and subtle.
I was pretty obsessed with this color in the shade, especially the bottle! It's just such a little chameleon - almost duochrome like!
Finally indoors with the flash and you can see the shimmer a bit more and a huge "hot spot" of light where my flash really hit the nail. Lovely color! OPI has always been great with reds.
I'd like to wish all my readers a great holiday season! Today is Christmas Day and I'm having my family all to my house later today.
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