Friday, October 23, 2009

OPI Holiday Wishes: Smitten With Mittens

Above & Below: OPI's Smitten With Mittens is much darker that what's coming across in the photos. OPI describes it as a burgundy and I would agree that it is actually more burgundy than red. 2 coats, outdoors in the rain.
Below: With one coat of Essie's Matte About You.

Below: It's been windy and raining for a day now, so guess what I'm doing this weekend?
I can't recall ever being smitten with a pair of mittens, but I am smitten with this shade! It's a darker, deeper shade of ruby red than how it appears in pictures, and according to OPI's description, they are calling it a burgundy. The marketing tag reads "A burgundy glitter to warm your fingertips." The glitter in this is much like the shade I showed you yesterday, Crimson Carol. It too has gold and a matching deep ruby glitter, but the gold isn't as noticeable on the nail as it is on the bottle. The glitter is very sparkly though and perfect for the holidays. I used 2 coats and had very good coverage with quick drying time. I like this shade better than Crimson Carol because it's darker and is a true red, whereas Crimson Carol had some pink or fuchsia tones to it. This shade reminds me of China Glaze's Lubu Heels, only with a blood red base rather than a black base.

Adding a matte top coat (Essie's Matte About You) darkens the shade even more and gives it a foil-like finish. It also seems to show somewhat of a black base with a matte coat, although it's not as evident in the photos as it is in real life. I call this look Smitten With Mattens.


  1. so lovely! this is my favorite of the reds from this latest opi collection, i think

  2. Oh yes, this one is on my list! I love the deep shade of this red. The leaves are so pretty in your backyard, too bad you'll be raking them lol ;D

  3. I have it on my nails right now, love it :)

  4. yikes thats a lot of leaves!! Looks like "boy work" to me :)

  5. Love this matte!
    I hate raking leaves. I usually make Matt do it with the promise of chili and cornbread waiting for him when he's done!

  6. this color looks amazing on you. definitely is one of my favorites from this collection. and i'm not a fan of reds! at all! lol

    side note: any idea why i'm coming up as being from a different city in your laf?

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  8. I want this polish just because one of my cats is named Mittens! So I AM Smitten with Mittens! I love my cat! LOL :)

  9. This shade is a gorgeous one. Love it on you. I'm glad you mentioned that it's like Lubu heels on with a dark base. I wasn't going to order it but I just might now.

  10. Keerthamina~this is one of my favorites from the collection too. I like a true red, or the darker shades of red.

    Kae~I was really happy with this shade. I detest raking so much :)

    AllYouDesire~isn't it pretty? We're nail twins :)

    Brooke~definitely "boy" work. I'll wander around with a rake in my hand and supervise my husband while he does all of the work :)

    Mighty Lambchop~always a good idea to bribe our husbands :) although mine will usually do it anyway!

    Nirfreak03~glad you like it, I do too! My town comes up either in my town or a nearby town. I think it has something to do with the signal as far as your internet. I'm not good at explaining, although I sort of understand it :/

    Awesomevegan~that's a good reason to want the polish! I buy lots of polishes for their name.

    Lucy~I think you'll like it, it's really very pretty, especially with the glitter.