Sunday, June 5, 2011

Mainstay Neutrals - a couple Japanese OPIs

The two are from the Japenese Collection from....2005 I want to say? There is one other member of this trio - Have A Tempura Tan-Trum - that I'm not including. We had it in lab about a year ago and I tried it and it was viciously atrocious on me, so I don't own it. (It is actually *fabulous* on Piff, and I believe she will be posting it soon.)

However, the other two from this collection - Miso Happy With This Color and Let Them Eat Rice Cake - are two mainstay neutrals in my collection, so I thought I'd share them with you today in such a way that you can see the differences between the two!

Top to bottom (index to pinky): OPI Miso Happy With This Color, OPI Let Them Eat Rice Cake, OPI Miso Happy With This Color, OPI Let Them Eat Rice Cake

With no flash...

and with a flash...

Miso Happy With This Color is the more red-toned of the two pinks - and a dupe for Rescue Beauty Lounge Plie! (I loved the colour of Plie, but broke up with RBL a while ago.) It's pink, but not in an obnoxious or overly sweet way - quite subdued. It doesn't have huge amounts of white in its base like a lot of the light pinks I own either, and it really is a perfect neutral to have in your polish wardrobe.

Let Them Eat Rice Cake is the blue-toned counterpart to Miso - it is still most certainly pink, but it is lighter and more cool-toned. I loooooveeeee this one! I have a lot of neutrally pinks that are in this family, and I can't get enough!

Application on these is kind of a bummer though - probably three coats? Normally I'm fine with three coats, but they weren't the most fun coats. I'm not sure why everyone is so coocoo-for-coco-puffs over black-label OPIs - I always find the formulas thin and runny. Am I the only one? Even though the formula is not the best, it is definitely worth it to have a couple perfect go-to neutrals!

Have you tried the Japanese Collection OPIs? Thoughts?


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jaljen said...

So so so pretty. Love the way you've done this!

Lucy said...

These are two pretty neutrals. I have them both. Drive me crazy with the application but they're worth it.

Stephanie said...

I have both of these (I'm missing Tempura and I've never been able to find it to try it...) and I just A-D-O-R-E Let Them Eat Rice Cake. It's one of my favorite polishes and I'm so glad that I have it.

I love this post, by the way!

Bailey said...

I love them both, great neutral pinks.

augusta said...

you are soooo not alone with not caring for black label opi. there are some colors i love but i find them to be thin and runny as well. plus, i dont like the smell of old polish-b3f for me.

Toyomi said...

They're both beautiful neutral or nude tones .

Musings from Manhattan said...

Why did you break up with RBL?

How does LTERC compare to Essie Topless and Barefoot?

Lindsey said...

LOLed at your coocoo for Coco Puffs comment - I feel the same way, although I've been known to get crazy about some black label finds too. Usually I just tough it out though cause I'm too obsessed with the color.

I NEED Let Them Eat Rice Cake. Right up my alley and I'm almost ashamed I don't already own it. Great post!

kittytokaren said...

@jaljen - Thank you!!

@Lucy - Yes, the app sucks...but like you said, worth it!

@Stephanie - Ugh you do not need Tempura, fellow pale person. I think its one of those colours that only looks good on people who have some colour in their skin.

@Bailey - Agreed!

@augusta - Ahh so glad I found a fellow B3F lover! I feel like I've alienated myself in the nail community by speaking out against black labels :P

@Toyomi - Yes, I love them!

@Musings - RBL was super chippy on me. With every top/base coat combo I tried. Just so not worth it for me. Loved the app, hated the wear. T&B is more pinky beige than LTERC - which is cooler and bluer.

@Lindsey - Hehehe I'm glad someone LOL'd!! I think you'll love LTERC - I'm glad its still pretty easy to find!


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