Hi, everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! And if the weather was anything like it was here (close to 90*!!!!), I hope you were able to enjoy a part of it outside! I even got a little bit of a tan on Saturday! :-)
I purchased "Mummy May I" this weekend at a small beauty supply store for $5. I had never seen this color before, and fell in love with it immediately. This color is from China Glaze's "Awakening" Collection from 2010. I wasn't too kicked about any of the other colors in this collection, so this was the only one I purchased.
I'd describe this color as "rock star-ish". It totally makes me think of the 80's and black and hot pink hair and clothes. I don't know, maybe it's just me.
Anyways, the color in the bottle looks like a black base with purple glitter. When you're applying it, however, you see that it's more of a dark plum jelly base with pink glitter.
The polish wasn't particularly easy to work with, but I'm not blaming the polish completely. I don't know how long it had been sitting on the display rack, so it could be a little old (probably about 6 months, if I had to guess). And, since it was the last one, it could've been tested and used. I have no idea why I didn't think of it while I was using it yesterday, but I did add 3 drops of OPI Lacquer Thinner Drops once I was finished, and it looked "better" afterwards.
I also noticed that this was a very difficult polish to clean up. When I tried to clean around my cuticles, I could never get every last piece of glitter off, which is why you'll see little pieces here and there in the pictures below. Trust me, I tried, I just didn't have good luck!
The polish is very rough and chunky once it's on your nails, so I do recommend putting at least 2 coats of top coat (preferably a thicker top coat, nothing thin), to even and smooth things out.
OPI Chip Skip
2 coats of OPI Nail Envy, Original Formula
3 coats of China Glaze "Mummy May I"
2 coats of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat