Good morning everyone! Today we have another Twinsie Tuesday post. Before I begin, I apologize that my swatches today aren't the best. My nails are in such bad shape and nothing is really helping them. No matter what I do they are breaking and after walking around with 6 patched nails I decided to file them down and start from scratch. I completely forgot that I didn't have any 'discontinued' swatches in my back log of photos, so my apologies for the nubbins :0/
Today's Twinsie Tuesday topic was a discontinued polish. During my free for all polish spree last year, I bought almost anything I could find with a black label (no joke). I wanted to pick a polish that had been discontinued for quite some time for today's post, so I chose My Auntie Drinks Chianti from the Italian Collection. The Italian Collection was released in Spring 2001, so this is just about 11 years old. I found this not too long ago in a small beauty supply store up the road from my grandmother's house.
My Auntie Drinks Chianti is a hard color to describe. Each time I look at down at my nails it seems to have morphed into another shade. When I first put this on it looked very rose/mauve to me. After a few minutes it looked more pink, and then I started seeing purple and then raspberry. In the bottle it reminded me a little of OPI Dim Sum Plum, but with a subtle shimmer. When not in direct lighting it seems to be a shade darker than what my photos show. Formula was easy to work with and this was opaque in two easy coats. It also has the older OPI brush, which I miss. Overall, it's nice...but I don't think it's a me color. I've had it on for about six hours now and I'm going back and forth between liking and not liking this. Right now I can't see myself wearing this for a second day. I'm without a doubt impressed that after 11 years the formula on this was like new. I didn't have to add a single drop of thinner to this at all. There seemed to be some evaporation within the bottle but that's nothing! Right now, My Auntie Drinks Chianti appears to be sold only on Ebay. It is currently retailing between $15.99-$30.99.
Enough talking....on to the swatches:
Thoughts? Am I being too hard on this polish? Part of me wants to rename this My Older Auntie Drinks Chianti, due to the fact that it seems too mature for my liking. The rose/mauve is not me. While I'm still in my 20's I'd like to keep it as funky as possible lol. I originally wanted to swatch OPI Santiago Sangria, but I misplaced it and found it once it was too late. Oh well.
Don't forget to check out the discontinued polishes the other Twinsie Tuesday ladies are posting about today!! I'm excited to see what everyone chose (and what I may have to shell $$$ out for on Ebay, haha)
Amanda at Amandalandish
Anna at Going to the Showing
Anne at Grape Fizz Nails
Katherine at Haul of Fame
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Meredith at Polish and Charms
Nory at Fierce Makeup and Nails
Rachel at Top Coat It
Sarah at See Sarah Swatch