Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Definition of "Whelmed"

"I know you can be overwhelmed, and you can be underwhelmed, but can you ever just be whelmed?"

Name that movie!

This quote stuck with me while I was applying my nail polish last night. I've been lemming OPI's Dating a Royal for a long while, and when I read reports saying that it was very jelly, I quickly tracked it down and worked out a swap. And the bottle came, and the color was great. Not as great as I was expecting, but still great. Not to be deterred, I started to apply. And the first coat was magic... jelly blue that flowed over the nail, the perfect watery blue. But then the second coat went on, and I can't believe I'm saying this, but it was sadly buttery and opaque. And that was that. A perfectly opaque lovely shade of blue. Maybe I had put this up on a pedestal for too long, but it's not what I was expecting. Do I like it? Definitely! Do I love it and want to wear it for days on end? Nope. It's already been covered up with Absolutely Alice.


I think my clean up is getting better! I managed to get a clean margin without taking off half my nail polish this time lol!

Is there a bottle of nail polish in your stash that didn't live up to your expectations? I'd love to hear about it, I feel a little bad that I'm putting down Dating a Royal like this...

6 comments:

Ange-Marie said...

That is exactly how I felt about the Wizard of Oohs and Ahhs rerelease. They were just "meh" to me. I really like dating a royal, but mostly I like it for skittles manis. Its the perfect blue with just a hint of violet for those manis

Heather said...

It's from 10 Things I Hate About You!!!

gildedangel said...

That is a lovely blue!

nihrida said...

That's from 10 Things I hate about you, right? I have to admit I wouldn't know that without mr. Google. =) This np looks great and your nails are perfection.

Smoochiefrog said...

The quote is from 10 Things I Hate About You. It's said by Bianca's friend Chastity near the beginning of the movie.

I've felt that way about a few polishes myself.

Kelly said...

That's a gorgeous shade of blue. Love the name too!

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