Happy Caturday!! While I'm on my OPI spring lovefest, I thought I'd trot out one of my oldest polishes, OPI Abbey Rose. I'm not sure how long I've had it, but I do know that I wore it on my toes for my bachelorette party nine years ago, and that it was my favorite pedi color for a long time. This might be the first time I've ever worn it as a mani.
Abbey Rose is a frosty, dusty mauve that comes from the British collection... anyone remember the year and season? I'm pretty sure this was 2004. This means the brush is nice and thin, aka non-Pro-Wide, and much easier to handle when you've got small nailbeds, as I do. I used two coats. Man, I used to love this polish :)
In case you're wondering what "black label" means... A few years ago, there was a brouhaha surrounding certain chemicals found in polishes/nail products and how bad for our bodies they are. Apparently, there was never any rock-solid evidence supporting this (correct me if I'm wrong) but some companies decided to change their formulas to exclude these chemicals, which became known as the "Big 3", dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde, and toluene. OPI was one such company, and as they changed their formula, they changed the color of the font on their labels from black to green.
Got any black label OPIs? I know some of them are pretty highly sought after, Abbey Rose not included, lol. I have five or six older polishes and each of them is a frosty finish. I can't decide if I've just always liked this finish or if that was all that was available, for a while.
Thanks for reading and enjoy your weekend! ☼