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OPI DS shimmer!!! + mice

Posted on Friday, July 9, 2010 | 10 Comments

Hi everyone! I apologize for being such a terrible blogger. I try to have at least 2 posts a week but this hasn't been happening.  =(  I barely have time to do 1 post a week.  argh!

I am also very slow at replying to everyone's wonderful comments.  I always reply to comments in the comment section of the same post, so if you commented last time you can check out my reply to you in the comment section.

 So...I have a quick swatch/ review for OPI DS shimmer and then I'm going to tell you a bit about my job. (If you don't like mice or baby mice..then look away when you get to the last DS shimmer picture....baby mice are kind of ugly)
Here we go:

OPI DS SHIMMER.  It is a gorgeous color. This is 3 coats.  It is a bit sheer but I really like the sheerness of it. If you look closely at the picture you can see the VNL (visible nail line).  I think one coat on top of a french manicure would be very pretty. The application was very smooth unlike the china glaze holo OMG collection where the application was patchy. Drying time was much slower than the china glaze OMG collection but still reasonable. 

OPI is a very long lasting polish. I wore color club, china glaze, essie to work and the polish chipped instantly. I change lab gloves a lot, about 15 times a day.  I apply polish at night..at work the next day it chipped.  OPI...no chipping. I was trying to decide whether to get OPI catch me in your net or Zoya charla. Since OPI didn't chip on me I spent an extra $2 to get the OPI instead of zoya.

THIS IS THE LAST SHIMMER IMAGE! If you do not like mice do not scroll down further!

So..for my new job I am employed at a university as a lab technician for the mouse unit. I take care of the mice..luckily I don't have to wash cages and what not. I know a lot of people are against animal testing, I don't test on the animals, I make sure they are happy and healthy.  There is testing that occurs but I don't know what is being done exactly.  My lab mostly works on isolating genes/ DNA sequences in mice. What they do is that they try to breed mice together and they get a little bit of blood from the mouse babies and see if there is a certain DNA sequence in the blood that they want. Like maybe a DNA sequence for multiple sclerosis. And if they do find the DNA sequence for multiple sclerosis in the mouse they can compare it to human MS.

So they breed lots of babies and I take care of them. And when a mouse has an injury I apply a cream to the injury everyday until it gets better...similar to an antibiotic cream. I also separate mouse bully's from other mice. No one likes bullies.

Here's a picture of some babies.
Top 2 pictures are of babies just born and the mom is taking care of them...I think they are ugly
Bottom left picture: 1.5 weeks old
Bottom right picture: 3 weeks old
At 3 weeks I separate the "babies" from the parents and they live on their own...as independent young adults =)


  1. Hahaha! They do look ugly, but so do newborn human babies!

    By the way, I LOVE THAT COLOR of nail polish! It's like gold but multicolor at the same time :S

  2. ds shimmer has been on my wishlist forever- i love it on you :D

  3. SO pretty. The nails I mean. LOL.

    In case you haven't entered, I'm having a new giveaway:

  4. Love the polish. I really have to get a holo for my collection :D
    I think the mice are cute. I used to have 2 fancy rats as pets and I absolutely loved them. They made awesome pets.

  5. I want this polish too! :)
    Looks absolutely perfect on you! :D
    And those baby mice are sooo cute! =))

  6. @juli: true. all babies come out kind of ugly raisin like but give them an hour or 2 and all plumpish looking. have you seen a real life birth yet or not part of your thing?

    @amusedpolish: You must get shimmer...I know you will find it soon...and for a good price too! I didn't think it was that great...but now I think I need a second bottle because I am afraid I will use it all.

    @susie: Ithink you should ask to also get a chance to meet kiss =) get a picture in there for us nail bloggers =)

    @twister: I like rats sooooooooooooo much better than mice. mice are..well...crazy animals. they seems more animalistic compared to a rat. like a rat smells you and puts their hand/ paw on you. a mouse immediate bites you. I like working with rats more...so cute =)

    @Kvacka: one polish I want like you want shimmer is china glaze octa gone wild. I hope one day we both get the polishes we really want. and thanks for the nice compliment =) I think shimmer looks great on everyone. I haven't seen a bad picture of shimmer ever =)

  7. Ya if I can I'd like to meet Kiss. :) If I can't though hopefully my son will get some photos. :)

  8. yay! a canadian blogger :D haha following you as well :)
    thanks for entering my giveaway! :) your entry is 100% fine :D
    to answer your questions, the L.A. Color nail polish i used recently removed pretty good. There was the slightest bit of staining on the cuticle area and on the sides of the nail, but nothing a little more nail polish couldnt fix. :)
    im super excited to browse through your posts! i am really getting into nail art recently so im all over a blog about nails :D just wondering, what nail polish remover would you recommend? im running low... thanks :D

  9. @ susie1955: i'm super excited for you sons, you maybe meeting Kiss also, and your road trip. =) thanks for posting up the map.

    @xAgnes:staining..argh. I hate nail polish staining. the worst one has to be sally hansen blue me away. My fault I didn't use a base coat but seriously i didn't think it would stain so bad. after my removal my nails were still blue...stained light blue. argh. The best nail polish remover every is Zoya Remove Plus Nail Polish Remover. http://www.zoya.com/content/38/category/Zoya_Remove_Plus_Nail_Polish_Remover.html

    i ordered some more nail stamp plates so i'm waiting for them to arrive...then more fun with nail art =)

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