This one was weird because I don't own Ugg boots and never had a desire too. I think they make women look like they have stumpy legs, but that's just me. I know some people love them and I'm sure they're warm. I'm just more of a cruelty-free boot-wearer I guess.
Anyway, for today's mani there were a number of shades I considered going with but settled on OPI's DS Classic (DS stands for "Designer Series").
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For those of you who don't know, Ugg Boots are super popular fuzzy wool/leather boots worn year-round. I think the trend was started by random celebrities but now they are so ubiquitous it's kind of ridiculous (though, interestingly, I did not see a single pair of Uggs, or leggings for that matter, on a single person when I was in Paris). They come in a variety of styles and colours. The company is based in Australia. There are a number of animal rights organizations that have explored just how un-cruelty-free Ugg boots are since some people think it's not harmful to sheer sheep (it actually is a really gross and disgusting business that I want no part of). That being said, to each their own. Wear 'em or not, I don't care. If you DO like the style but not the animal-hurting part, there are TONS of vegan footwear manufacturers that make identical styles of excellent quality. Just Google "vegan ugg boots" or "vegan shoes" to find them.
For this mani I started out with Julep's "Noelle" (described as a, "sandy beach silk"), but it's such a sheer shade, it made me look like I had no fingernails. It was kinda weird and totally didn't reflect the concept of today's challenge. So I went with OPI's "DS Classic" -- kind of a nude-brown/golden beige scattered holo. The Designer Series (DS) polishes are a bit harder to find, you can see the list of them on the OPI site here. The formula was awesome and super easy to work with. I used 2 coats for this mani and topped with Seche Vite. Note: OPI polishes are 3-free, cruelty-free, and vegan. Seche Vite is NOT 3-free but IS cruelty-free and vegan.
Under LED lamp.
Macro under LED lamp.
Indoors, bright daylight (no direct sun), near windows.
Outside, bright (but cloudy) daylight, no direct sun.
Outside, hazy sun/clouds.
Where to buy?? OPI polishes can be purchased at a number of retail outlets and salons. But as I mentioned, the DS polishes are trickier to find (they have the silver caps though, so if you're looking, it's a sign!). Nail Polish Canada (based in Canada, ships to US & Canada) does have some of them (including "DS Classic"). They are pricier than regular OPI polishes.
NB: I received this polish as part of the Nail Polish Canada Great Polish Giveaway 2014. However, the polish was not given in exchange for a review.