It was 50 degrees here in Arlington this morning. 5-0 degrees. Fahrenheit. Now it’s warmed up to 60 degrees and even though that’s a little bit better it is still flat out UNACCEPTABLE. What happened to sunny with a high of 75 and balmy 80 degree days that seemed like they never would end? As I transition from a Summer wardrobe to Fall/ Winter and will eventually do the same with nail polish, I realized I never shared my favorite summer polish. Oh mon dieu, quelle horreur!
OPI Guy Meets Gal-veston was a color that I wore the heck out of this summer, like it was going out of style, so I am legitimately surprised I never once blogged about it! Guy Meets Gal-veston is a pinky coral sorbet with a jelly finish that although a bit runny was easy to work with. It is very sheer so definitely a color that requires at least three coats to look opaque which for me means not being able to see the whites of my fingertips. I’ve found that using a milky white basecoat, either OPI or Seche Vite’s ridge filling base coat, helps with opacity whereas if I just use a normal clear basecoat you can still see my fingertips even after three coats. The one thing that kept me coming back to this polish was the wet look of the jelly finish and the obviously the color. Combine the two and you get summertime fine plus you can never go wrong with coral! Because of the wetness of the look and experience with other jelly polishes, I thought this was going to take forever to dry however it is pretty fast drying which I got to say I was impressed with since this is a color that requires building and that often can lead to smudges and streakiness if the polish is slow to dry. Not the case with Guy Meets Gal-veston!
I’ve never been one to follow trends so even though I’m breaking out my Fall and Winter hues, I’ll continue to wear this year round especially on those cold days when I need something to remind me that summer will be coming back… eventually!