After realizing this huge void in my life I finally made an order recently and received my polishes today (well, when I'm writing this it is the 25th of October but I'm scheduling it for the 28th - I know, how efficient am I with backlogging posts? Only because I have a workshop report and 50% essay due next week so I can't blog to my hearts content) and let me tell you, since I placed the order I have been carefully taking care of my nails in preparation of my order and it was so worth it!
Since I wanted to definitely try out the Ozotics, I thought the best black base for them would be Black from the piCture pOlish range instead of some other brand. Loving the square bottles, they look so gorgeous in my makeup corner...well, I don't have Mint out there (it's in storage at the moment...long story about OCD and organization) but Black is looking pretty good with the Ozotics by its sides.
Ozotic in 531 - this is an Ozotic Mish Mash which I think are the newer Ozotics PP is offering. These are a gorgeous blend of duochrome and holographic, loves it! The highlighted colors as described are pink, orange, red and gold and they say you might see a rainbow too - you definitely do!
Ozotic in 528 - this is an Ozotic Elytra. I got this as the highlighted colors are green and purple - my favorites! Also I quite love glittery polishes even though I rarely wear them now and I thought this would be subtle enough to wear without anyone noticing. I want them to be my eye candy and only mine, mwahahaha!
Onto the application. The following are just the Ozotics by themselves without a black base so you can see what they would look like lone application:
528 one coat: You get a generous amount of glitter particles. Application is smooth, easy and no fuss. Dries fast as glitter polishes usually should. Also it feels smooth, you can feel the particles but they don't stick up much. The particles are pretty fine so you shouldn't have this problem anyway.
531 one coat: Such a lovely almost nude color but with a kick! It is nearly opaque so good enough if you're in a hurry. Application was smooth, easy and it dried relatively fast.
528 two coats: More particles, more goodness. Application was easy over the first coat, no tugging or dragging on the particles of the first coat.
531 two coats: Definitely opaque in two coats and same application as the one coat. Really lovely and easy to work with - somehow I thought they would be harder because they're so pretty!
528 three coats: Just enough to be good enough to wear alone - so many particles! This is definitely a polish you can wear on its own if you like just glitter. I thought I would have to do quite a few coats to get enough particles but I think even one coat is just enough - three is generous! I might be stingy and limit it to one coat, never three unless I wore 528 on its own.
531 three coats: Just to be safe I guess you'd want to do three coats but there is barely any difference from two coats so I think two coats is enough with some top coat over.
In terms of Black, I was a bit skeptical with the first coat as the formula was rather runny and it was streaky but I think quite a few black polishes I have encountered have this problem with the first coat.
A second coat later and all was well and good which makes me glad! I feel terrible for my first experience with Mint so I was hoping it wouldn't be the same with Black. I still need to learn how to properly apply Black but I'm thinking it won't be too hard to develop a way. Although one thing I noticed: it seemed to be a semi-matte when dry. It looked shiny enough when it was drying then when I looked at my nails next Black was semi-matte. Not a big deal but I was hoping it'd be the shiny black it seemed to be drying as.
Two coats Black and one coat 528. I chose to do only one coat of 528 as I liked the subtle look. You can definitely notice it in person and I felt two or three coats would have swamped my nail - having too many coats of nail polish makes me uneasy.
Two coats Black and one coat 531. Application is a little tricky (especially since I did this with my non-dominant hand) as you want to cover the black base so you don't have an edging going on but otherwise a very pretty finish. I love how much more vibrant 531 is over a black base! I can't stop looking at it, it's definitely not overpowering.
Here's some bad lighting shots but you can see how the colors are overall. I've done the claw so you can see the polish in different angles (but also because I have alien fingers that awkwardly splay every direction):
What I love is that these two Ozotics remind me a lot of that MAC collection...the villains? And those two nail polishes everyone kept lusting over. I don't think these are exactly the same but the colors remind me of those MAC polishes.
And YES! I do have an accent nail (are those what they're called?) except it's my thumb (on my left hand by the way, I realize this photo is of my right hand which has no accent nail), not my ring finger! Why should the accent nail be the ring finger anyway? I like it on my left thumb since I can marvel at 531 while writing. When it's on your ring finger you can't really see it, unless you have an engagement ring and you keep staring at it or something.
Anyway - I'm loving the Ozotic range that PP has and I definitely think I want to order more! They may seem expensive ranging from AUD$12 to AUD$14 but I think they're worth it and I'm the thrifty one when it comes to nail polishes especially! As it is I'm wondering whether to get doubles of everything I order as so I never run out...I think I'd be heartbroken if I ran out of 528 especially, sob!