Gosh, I'm sorry, but it's so hard to be happy and chipper and put exclamation points after every sentence, when you do this to your expensive coffee table after a mani:
Yep - this coffee table was the victim of spilled acetone in it's purest form. Why did I have a dish of pure acetone on my nice coffee table without protection under it? Yeah, I'm asking myself that same question over and over and over. ARGH! I'm so mad right now. And I have no one to blame but myself. Stupid, stupid, stupid. Makes me feel like I can't even own nice things without ruining them. I've only had this table a little over 2 years. I bought it brand new, along with 2 matching end tables, a sofa table and a bookshelf. So, trying to find a varnish that matches perfectly might be a challenge. I'm hoping the company that I bought the furniture from will sell me some varnish or have a recommendation for me. I'm waiting on a call back from them...
Before THIS happened, I had just finished up my mani which I'm in LOVE with. I swapped with a friend from one of the groups I belong to on FB (I've become quite the swap-a-holic!!!). She sent me OPI's "At Your Quebec & Call" and I sent her an Essie and a DL that were on her wish list.
This beauty comes from OPI's 2004 Fall Canadian Collection. I can't remember when or where I first saw swatches of this, but I was in love immediately. I knew it would be tricky to find, since it's from 2004 and a Black Label OPI. But sure enough, Destany posted that she bought it while dusty hunting, and I asked if she'd be interested in swapping - and she was!
I've noticed that with the older OPI's, it takes more coats to get full opacity. Honestly, I might've been able to pull off 3 coats, but just to be safe, I went with 4. This polish came out prior to OPI going 3-free, so it was a little stinky. Also, it has the old smaller brush (not a Pro-Wide brush most of us are used to). So it took a lot more dipping, but it was worth it!
I love, love, love this polish. It's so unique, and unlike anything I currently own. I'd describe it as a golden olive shimmer. It's not green, but it's not gold, either. It's just...beautiful.
And here she is:
Deborah Lippman 2 Second Nail Primer
Seche Clear Base Coat
4 coats of OPI's "At Your Quebec & Call"
1 coat Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
1 spritz CND SolarSpeed Spray
Do you have any Black Label OPI's?! If so, which ones? Did you find them "dusty hunting" or have you had them since they were released?
Thanks for reading my rant tonight. I already feel a little better, now that I've been able to "vent" about it a little. But I have a feeling tonight's tragic coffee table acetone event will haunt me every time I look at my table. Oh well, too late now, right?!
By the way, if you get anything out of this post, or from my blog in general, let it be this:
KEEP NAIL POLISH AND ACETONE AWAY FROM THINGS YOU
DON'T WANT PERMANENTLY RUINED!
Take the extra minute to cover your table or work area first.
You'll be glad you did!