Welcome to another edition of Throwback Thursday! I haven’t done one of these posts in a while so for all of you who are new to my blog (first off, welcome!) this post is stolen from the hastag on Instagram. On Thursdays, I try to showcase a polish on my blog that hasn’t gotten a lot of love from me in recent months. I have a substantial nail polish collection at this point and I normally end up wearing all my new polishes.
So one day a week I shop my stash and pick a polish that I haven’t worn in a while. This polish was one of my favorites when it came out over 2 years ago and I loved it so much that I used over half the bottle. It was put on my shelf, mostly in an effort to conserve what I had left. But wearing it again reminded me of how much I love this shade!
OPI “Teenage Dream” is a dense light pink glitter with chunkier pieces of holographic glitter. It is seriously stunning! I hate to show you guys a limited edition, hard to find polish, but there are so many polishes that are similar that are available now that I think you can find something comparable. The look it gives is so light and dainty, but at the same time fun!
Because this bottle is almost 2 and a half years old, the formula is really bad right now. I need to buy a thinner to bring this polish back to life. So I’m not going to comment on the formula. But I will say that this polish was a “gateway” polish for me. Someone commented on my Instagram photo of this polish and that was the term she used. But it’s so true.
When I bought this polish, I didn’t have a large collection. I only bought polished that I was “in love” with. At the time, I wasn’t into pink and glitter and totally passed on this polish and bought 2 others from the Katy Perry collection (both of which I don’t own anymore). Then this polish blew up on blogging world and I had to have it, just because everyone else loved it. Once I got my hands on it, I understood why everyone else was in love. I’m still in love with this polish and will definitely be buying one of the “dupes” that are out at the drugstore now.
What do you guys think? Do you have a “gateway” polish? Do any of you have Teenage Dream?