Friday, August 31, 2012

Nicole by OPI - Just Busta Mauve

Hi guys!  Can I say how much I LOVE taking vacation from work and not doing anything?  Would I like to actually go somewhere on my vacation, sure, but this is the next best thing when you can't afford to.  I actually went to the fair yesterday with my mom.  I don't remember the last time I went to the fair, so we had a lot of fun.

Anyways, today I'm wearing a pretty fall color that I'm just not loving at the moment.  Probably the fact that I want to hold on to summer as long as I can.  This is NOPI's Just Busta Mauve.  I'm really loving these complex shimmers everyone is coming out with.  Lets see if I can try to explain this color.  Its definitely got a duochrome shift to it.  From the mauve/bronze color to a golden color at certain lights.  Its also got some blue and pink shimmer in it.  I'm seriously loving all these contrasting shimmers.

The color reminds me of OPI's Shim-merry Chic and OPI's Warm and Fozzie, but its definitely not a dupe to ether of them.  The formula was super duper thin, so I applied 3 coats.

(I can't believe how long my nails have gotten in a month.  To think I cut them down a month ago to nubbins!)

While I like this color a lot, I'm just not ready for fall yet!  I'm still not sure why I chose to wear this one today.  Actually, I think I do know why.  Its probably the fact that my untried polish pile has over 50 (?!?) polishes and most of them are fall-ish colors.

So question of the day: How big is your untried pile?


  1. I just had a nice 4 day weekend last week and went nowhere! It was great :)
    I absolutely love these complex shades too, but like you I'm not ready for fall to come! :(
    Only 50 polishes in your untried pile. Wow, now I feel bad... I have at least 7 full color club sets... 4 7-piece la colors sets, and that's just the tip of the iceberg (that I can see at the moment). There is a TON of single polishes. OMG, I'm freaking out now! I'll never get them all swatched! No more buying until I get down to 50 untried... although Ulta polishes are going on sale for $2 in a few days... plus $3.50 off/$10... I'm in trouble :)

  2. I just used my last untried today - I guess it's time to go shopping! LOL!

  3. I love this color! I picked it up along with "For Gold Time's Sake", which is a similar complex shimmer type color. It's so pretty on you! I think we have been buying the same nail polishes lately... Don't tell me you have some of the new fall Maybellines in your untried pile, too? I am slowly but surely working through my untried pile; I usually change my nail polish every three days or so, but I've been wearing a new one each day this week! I only have a few left to go; my pile hadn't gotten up anywhere near 50!

  4. Lol....I guess I didn't count my Color Club sets. I guess I don't count them when they come in those 6 pack Ross sets....I think I've only worn a handful of the 8 or 9 collections I

    I'm excited to hear about the Ulta polishes, cause there are a couple need glitters I want!

  5. Yeah, sounds like its time to go shopping! lol! Just don't let the pile get out of hand like me!

  6. I picked up For Gold Time's Sake too. The other colors just weren't calling to me.

    I don't think I've see the new Maybellines! (goes to look it up) Oh that's right, they changed their bottle shape. I think the only one I want is the one that looks like Mac Club eyeshadow, with the green shimmer. It looks stunning (and I have nothing like it, so that justifies my purchase, lol!).

    The sad thing is I do change my polish everyday, AND my pile is still over 50! I don't get it! I hardly ever grab for something I've already worn when I have that many I haven't!

  7. Haha, I only bought two of the new Maybellines, and one was Downtown Brown (the one that looks like Mac Club). The other was Metal Icon, also from the new fall display. I went ahead and posted about Downtown Brown on my blog since I had the pictures on my computer all ready and waiting, if you'd like to see swatches:

    You probably need it. It is so pretty in person!


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