Wednesday, April 18, 2012

I don't give a Rotterdam!

I purchased a few new polishes recently. Two of them were: OPI's I don't give a Rotterdam! (which now I can cross off my wishlist!) and Layla Mercury Twilight. I have been searching for a hologram effect polish for a while now...and $15.50 later, I found one. Sigh.

On to the photos.

Here is OPI's I don't give a Rotterdam! Sorry for the blurry photos...if you see that white skin up on the left upper corner...that's my daughter Seyhan. She was trying to get into all of the photos. Sigh. LOL.

I really like this polish, as I knew I would. It is a light blue with sprinkles, as Seyhan calls them. :)

I used:
1 coat Sally Hansen's Double Duty base coat
1 coat Orly's base coat
2 coats OPI I don't give a Rotterdam!
(I should have used three, to patch up bald spots, but I knew I was painting over I didn't)
1 coat of Seche Vite.

 I really like how this isn't BLUE. It is subtle..and kind of greyish...I love love love it.

Then I decided to try out my Layla Mercury Twilight.

I used:
1 coat Layla Mercury Twilight
1 coat Seche Vite

Ok. I really like this polish...but I do not like it as a one coater. In the house, I can see brush strokes. I wanted this hologram to be a little more sheer to go over other polishes....but that is not the case. You can barely see my beautiful Rotterdam blue.

Out in the sun, it is gorgeous. You can't see brush strokes. No bald spots. Just rainbow goodness.

I think this polish will be amazing by itself. And it better be! For freaking $15.50. SHEESH.

I think this was a great manicure....given my lack of knowledge on these polishes. Next time I will use Mercury Twilight by itself, and do three coats instead of two of I don't give a Rotterdam.

What do you all think of this manicure? Do you know where I can find a sheer hologram polish that layers over polishes well??

Until next time....


Disclosure *I was not paid for this review. I was not given the polish for this review. I paid for the polish with my own money. This is purely my own opinion, thoughts, and suggestions about this polish.*


  1. lovely!! i really like opi's i don't give a rotterdam but holy cow! that's quite a price for polish! lol!! i'm getting a really good education here on polishes, cuticules and the world of nails - and i have to say...i'm. loving-it!! =D
    thank you for all that you share!! i'll be on the look out for a good holographic polish to send your way =D
    again, i'm so glad your back at it - i really enjoy your blog :)

  2. They really are really expensive! I could only afford these polishes because I've done 3 people's senior photos recently. I charge $75 a photo I've been able to splurge. :D

    I'm so glad I am back too! Because I get to see your wonderful comments! <3 I hope you all are doing well! Once my husband leaves ( I can get back to normal, and I will gather all the goodies I have to send you!!! xoxoxox