These two nail polishes are the perfect example of the discrepancies between photos and reality. On one hand, we have the OPI, looking so dull, like a regular obnoxious barbie pink, perhaps. It seems a bit chunky and "dupable". In reality, it is one of the most sparkly beauties I've seen. Unique in my stash. Not only is it packed with gorgeous iridescent glitters, but it has tons of shimmer. The color is not at all like in these pictures.
On the other hand, we have this Barry M, which looks fabulous and perfectly bright in the pictures below. Magical, like the coveted Tiffany blue. In real life, it looks like a neon green, and it resembles nothing to a robin egg blue. It feels like it is one of those colors that looks different on different skin tonoes, and on mine it is just ok.
One of the reasons why constantly buy nail polish, is because I need to try them for myself and see if I am missing out or not. Also, if they work with my skin tone or not. So what I'm getting at, is that, there is no need to feel guilty for buying too many reds or too many blues, etc. In my case, searching for the holy grail of purples is the most amusing part of collecting nail polish. I know that I will never find it, but the thrill of the hunt is half the fun.
At the risk of sounding like an enabler, I have to say that, trying out nail polishes on your nails, is always the best way to find out if you like it or not. Even as a Blogger, and knowing how pictures can be, I still have a hard time restraining myself from buying all of the pretty nail polishes out there!
2 coats OPI DS Tourmaline
1 coat Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
no topcoat in these pictures
2 coats Barry M Gelly Green Berry
no basecoat or topcoat in these pictures