Happy International Women’s Day! 😀 What better way to celebrate Women’s Day than talking about pretty nail polish, right? 😉 But on a serious and personal note: I’m involved in a Women in Business network at work that meets regularly – recently I was privileged enough to meet women from across various industries. It was a powerful gathering of strong women who empower each other to be their best every day and help others rise up. It reminds me that women don’t always need to compete with each other, let’s work together and hold each other up. 🙂
Now, back to the nail polish – this is OPI Dim Sum Plum:
I picked this up during my manic polish shopping in January last year when I came off my year-long No-Buy. I got this polish for only $4 during a salon’s clearance sale.
First off, the name of this polish is so fun! I love eating dim sum. For those who are not familiar with dim sum, it’s like Chinese tapas – lots of bite-sized little dishes that are shared. It’s best when there’s a large group of people to enjoy a wide variety of dishes:
This polish was part of the 2010 Hong Kong collection. Back then, I wasn’t too into OPI polishes – if I had, I would have been really keen on this collection as I was born in Hong Kong. Plus, the colours are quite fun for the summer:
The shade Dim Sum Plum is a brightened berry creme colour that’s unique to my collection. It’s one of those colours that I would normally pass off as “old lady” at first glance, but I think it can look really fresh and chic on shorter nails. I actually wore this as my pedi which I really liked.
I just had to share this picture which I captured mid-drip:
The formula of this polish is outstanding – exceptionally smooth and no streaks. It can be a one-coater if the richness of colour is to your liking at one coat:
The second coat yields true to bottle colour:
No photo of the wear, but I can report that I wore it for 2 weeks as my pedi and there were no chips at all. 🙂
I would say this colour would be suitable for neutral and cool skin tones, those with very warm skin tones may find this to clash.
The random object is Krusty the Clown in LEGO form!
In 2014, LEGO released a series of Simpsons Minifigures and I got a little bit obsessed with trying to find every one of them. Coincidentally, in 2014 we visited Denmark and happened across a bin of these at Føtex (a department store). The trick with the LEGO Minifigures is that they’re wrapped in opaque foil packaging so you can’t see what’s inside – but we didn’t want duplicates, so imagine 2 grown-ass adults standing in the toy section feeling up every bag to see if we could distinguish between the characters. 😆
Marge and Krusty were super easy to figure out by feel because of their hair. I had a tough time distinguishing between Lisa and Maggie. Perhaps you’ll see more of the other LEGO Minifigures I collected in upcoming manis… don’t want to use up all of my “random objects” so quickly! XD I suppose you can say the LEGO Simpsons Minifigures that I collected were also souvenirs from our visit to Denmark – did you know what LEGO was invented in Denmark? 😀
What’s your favourite berry / plummy nail polish shade? Are you a fan of dim sum? And do you collect any toys / figurines?