Friday, February 24, 2012

OPI Gouda Gouda Two Shoes

Hi everyone! Happy Friday! Sorry for the lack of post yesterday. But I'm back and I've got another Holland Collection polish to show you today! This one is Gouda Gouda Two Shoes, a rose shimmer. To be honest this is not a polish I would have picked up if I didn't snag a good online deal buying the entire collection as a lot. As predicted, I didn't care for this color at all.




The color just screams "grandma" to me and I don't think it flatters my skintone one bit. It leans a bit more brown on me in real life than it does in these photos; almost terracotta-esque. I'm sorry if you like these types of shades but they aren't my thing. I didn't even wear this as a full manicure--just a swatch and then off it came. The formula, however, is just fine. I used two coats here. The name is cute too, even if I'm not feeling the color itself.

I may pop this color onto my toes at some point to see if I like it that way since I tend to be way more conservative with my pedicure colors. Sometimes I am able to salvage colors I don't like on my nails but somehow look nice as a pedi--funny how that works. But if that doesn't do the trick then I'll likely put Gouda Gouda Two Shoes in the swap/gift category so I can find someone who'll give this polish a lot more love and attention.

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  1. This wasn't one of my favorites in this collection. I actually think it looks really pretty on you though.

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    1. Thank you! I agree though, definitely not my favorite.

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  2. Hm, I'm not a huge fan of this one. It's still a nice color, just not for me at all.

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    1. Yeah, this definitely is not my style. Maybe the right person could rock it though.

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    1. Thanks! I wish I felt the same though... :-/

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  4. I like this color though in some light it is very grandmarish (ugh) but the shimmer is pretty

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    1. The gold shimmer is quite nice, but yeah, the base just kills it for me. Maybe the other polish from this set with gold shimmer, Wooden Shoe Like To Know?, will work better for me.

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  5. Normally I don't like these kind of shades, but I find myself lusting after them at the minute :/

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    1. I figured I'd give it a try but sadly I didn't dig the results. Maybe you will have better luck though if you choose to pick this one up!

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  6. Actually the the photos bring out the true colors, I also have the same color and it looks the same. Dim lighting will look darker, but this is a nice color though. I would use it as a toenail polish more.
    It does look great on your light skintone, In my opinion it isnt "grandma" but its one of those calm,pretty,neutral, colors that you can always go to for a job interview or just to go out.
    It looks lovely on you

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    1. Thank you! I still have yet to try it as a pedi but may use it for my next one. I definitely see where shades like this have their value--as you mentioned in your comment--but I'm not sure I dig this color on me personally. I know plenty of girls love these types of shades though! :) My apartment lighting is notoriously yellow but when I take pictures with flash (as I did here) that can balance out the lighting, so it may have just been my apartment that made it look more brown to me in real life.

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