Wednesday, 24 October 2012

I'm Suzi & I'm a Chocoholic

As I've mentioned before, I've really been into deeper polish shades lately, just in time for Autumn! I was looking through my polish stash the other day, and I came across OPI's I'm Suzi & I'm a Chocoholic, a polish I haven't worn in forever!


What initially brought my attention to this polish is of course the name! I would like to admit that I am also a Chocoholic, I'm not afraid to admit it! I was a bit surprised that this polish was red, and not brown though. But, this polish is a nice brick red with some brown undertones.


The formula of I'm Suzi & I'm a Chocoholic is a bit fussy. I found that it went on quite sheer and the formula is very liquidy. I needed three coats for full coverage, and even then I had some dragging at the cuticle. But, I do love the end result. I don't often wear red polish as a manicure, I usually only like it as a pedicure colour, but I really like this one!


I would like to try layering a shimmery shade over top of this polish, just to spice up the creme finish. Any suggestions? :) I think this polish is going to be getting quite a lot of love this season! Have you rediscovered any polishes lately?

6 comments:

  1. haha love the name
    of this! love this shade for autumn eek <3 can always rely on OPI for gorge polish xx

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    1. Isn't is gorgeous for this time of year!? :)

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  2. I also have not worn this in a the past maybe 3 yrs. It's a nice read - agree - and the formula on mine was great as I recall. Topper to make it shimmer - well first comes to mind one of the new gold leaf toppers (Guilty from Zoya, Man With the Golden Gun from OPI, and a new one from Jessica called I think 18kt - I have the first 2). Then also I would play with some of the CND Effects if you have any. I might try mixing it (not laying but mixing this on a sheet of foil and brushing it on from there) with 3/4 this shade and a 1/4 or less of Essie Pearl Effects. Any of the old Revlon Fizz shades that work color wise if you have any - I have fun with those cause they don't get gritty and don't do the pop in your face like a full out glitter...am not a huge glitter fan here. Then look around at what sheers you have. I am in process of weeding through my stash to put all the toppers I have together. I think I will come up with a lot more use for them keeping them this way.

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    1. I have one of the old Revlon Fizz polishes, maybe I'll layering that one! I was also thinking the Man with the Golden Gun would look stunning over this one! I'll have to try it out :)

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  3. BTW - you need to wear more red on your finger tips and not just your toes...red is hot and it's always hot and it always works and it's always in season, and it's always in fashion and it's, it's, it's....well to carry on when I have had to major purge my stash...what I find that stays are most of my reds - they don't go out of style (but for some old red frosts I had long ago)... it's finding the right reds I have found - you need to look for your go to hues in each of the main red finishes and hues (warm and cool and then I guess add in the red/browns and red/blacks - maybe red/plums...this latter one I have trouble pulling many off as they tend to give me lobster hands...so too do some of the red/browns). But finding the ones that work on your skin tone is like finding the right red lipsticks - takes time and some you just need to wear and grow your eyeballs & mind set into the looks.

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    1. I know, I need to wear reds more often! My favourite shades seem to be magentas, purples, and vampy shades though, so red always gets put to the side.
      I still need to find the perfect red lipstick! That seems a lot harder than finding a red polish though... at least for me!

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