*Purchased by me*
Today I have the two polishes from the OPI Venice Fall 2015 collection that I just couldn't wait to get my hands on! Funnily enough, they are not typical fall colors at all. I like the fact that more polish companies are including some crossover shades in their seasonal collections. The seasonal collections come out so early these days. I might want to wear a brand new polish, but when it's still 97 degrees outside, I'm not in a fall mood yet. But I can happily sport OPI Gelato On My Mind! Gelato On My Mind is a wonderful icy blue mint. It has a slight minty feel to it, but it's much more blue than green. I'm in love with this shade!
This is three thin coats. It was a little streaky on the first two coats, but it evened out nicely with the third coat. It looks so juicy, doesn't it? I did use a layer of top coat, but it's fairly shiny alone too. It has a nice consistency, not too thin like some polishes this color. Some people say this is a dupe for either Essie Mint Candy Apple or Essie Blossom Dandy. I do not own either of those. Strangely, I hated MCA on me and gave it away to a friend. But I love Gelato on, so I'm not sure how that works out!
This is three thin coats. You probably could do two coats, it was pretty pigmented, but I like to do my three thin ones. The formula was thinner and runnier than Gelato. Even though I was being cautious, I flooded my cuticles twice. So go slow, and don't load up the brush too much.
Purchased by me*
I love these two colors a lot and love the Venice theme. I'm not sure if these colors really represent Venice and it's amazing history. However, whenever I do make it over to Venice, I plan on eating gelato about 5 times a day and both of these colors make me think of the sweet treat!
The OPI Venice collection is available now at Ulta, Ulta.com and professional salons.