I was reminded about this nail polish when I saw Rachael of HelplessWhistDrying post about OPI Russian Navy since I’ve seen comparisons between OPI Russian Navy, OPI Ink, and OPI Cosmo with a Twist.
I’d say Cosmo with a Twist is like a lovechild of Russian Navy (navy) and Ink (more purple) – it appears as both purple and navy with a hefty dose of shimmer. This colour was released as part of the OPI Starlight collection for Holiday 2015.
In the bottle, it is full of multi-faceted shimmer:
It really does look like the cosmos when you stare intently into the bottle…
I would describe this colour has a royal purple base with blue and purple flecked shimmer.
I found the formula to be a little on the goopy side.
I loaded my brush with too much polish on my middle finger on the first coat. My ring finger is more representative of how this polish looks with one thin coat. It’s definitely not a one-coater.
Once again, it’s one of those polishes that look exponentially more interesting in the bottle than on the nails. It does shift from being a broody navy colour to a glimmering purple depending on the light – I tried to capture the colour in various lighting:
I had to take a macro shot to really capture how the shimmer looks:
Cosmo with a Twist lasted amazingly well, I only experienced a tiny chip on left middle finger (which only happened on Day 7) and minor tip wear overall.
Removal of the polish required a little more effort due to the shimmer, but nothing like a full on glitter polish.
Today’s random object is my beloved owl letter opener:
It was an impulse purchase and I don’t regret it at all! It has a hefty weight to it and I feel so official when I open my letters with it. 🙂
Do people even use letter openers any more? I have an aversion to tearing open letters with fingers or keys or scissors or anything not designed to open letters. What are we, barbarians? 😛
I don’t wear these types of colour that often but I feel like deep colours like Cosmo with a Twist bring instant chic to the nails. What is your insta-chic nail polish?