Monday, August 13, 2012

OPI Grape...Set...Match Swatches and Stamping With Mash Plate 46

     I picked up OPI's Grape...Set...Match for free!  I am sure that you are asking yourself how by now.  Well, let me tell you.  Because I am such a nail freak enthusiast I follow many other nail enthusiast on Facebook.  When something cool pops up in the polish world every single one of them like to talk about it.  Turns out the website is kinda like an E-Bay thing.  People are allowed to list, sell, and buy stuff on there and when a new person signs up from someone else's link they get a $10 credit to use.  I actually paid $.59 for this polish because the asking price was $9.99 and of course they threw som $.60 fee in there.  But whatever, $.59 for a new OPI, great, SOLD.  I don't have a link for you guys to follow but if you follow a lot of nail bloggers on Facebook, trust me, you will see tons of opportunities to snag the $10.00 Copius sign up credit from them.
     Grape...Set...Match was released in 2011 as part of the Glam Slam! Collection.  It is a purple metallic duochrome that shifts from purple to blue.  It isn't a very big color shift, in my opinion it is more of a purple metallic with a blue shimmer to it.  Maybe the duochrome effect would be more noticed with three coats instead of two.
     Of course I had to add some stamping to my swatch because plain swatches bore me to death, lol, unless they are the perfect ones that come from Scrangie's blog, of course. 

Base coat: Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Hardener
Base color: Grape...Set...Match by OPI - 2 coats
Stamping color: Stamp Me! White by Essence
Stamping plate: Mash 46
Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat

Finished product

Taken outside in direct sunlight

Taken outside in indirect light.  The duochrome is most noticible here

Taken inside with out flash

What do you think of Grape...Set...Match?  Do you have it in your collection or did you pass on it last year?