Hi everyone! Here to start of the week I have OPI’s Blushingham Palace from the British collection in 2003. This is kind of a muted pink and a very wearable pink. I don’t think it’s too prissy, it could almost work as a neutral.
My favorite part about Blushingham Palace is the shimmer that comes out in the sunlight. At first I thought it was just gold metallic shimmer, which is the impression you get from the bottle, but when I was counting the different colors today I realized it’s a rainbow shimmer, which makes it all the more special. Personally, I still get a lot of gold from it, at least on me, but I’m sure you’ll see it too from the bottle:
I really love how this polish looks in the bottle, I think it’s so pretty. I think this color would look good on just about everyone, especially very dark skin or very light skin. Last night my hands were a little dry and red and chapped and that’s when I looked at this and said “UGH” because the sherbert pink color really didn’t work with red. Today when my hands were looking exceptionally pale, it looked really pretty though.
Here’s a pic with the flash to show you all how shimmery it is! Enough about the color though, I think I covered all the bases. I didn’t have any application problems with this, it went on very nicely although the first coat can look very sheer and you can still see VNL. I only used 2 coats here, although I did think about 3. After 2 coats the VNL was gone and the color was nice and rich.
The wear on this wasn’t great for me for some reason. I couldn’t even get it to last 24 hours, it started chipping this afternoon. I think it may have been something I did though because I don’t remember that problem from wearing it previously.
All in all, I think this is a nice pink that will work for most ladies, even if you don’t normally do pink.
Where to buy: Ulta stores /JC Penney / Your friendly neighborhood spa and salon / $8.50
(I see it on Amazon.com for around $5 right now!)
Happy MLK Jr. Day,