OPI Chop-Sticking To My Story, Hong Kong Collection 2010... Love this color, but I'm afraid I don't see anything "caramel" about it, "warm" or "rich"... It's more like burnt pumpkin to me -definitely not as orange as the swatches I've seen so far. My best description of this color...If there were a non-jelly version of Mango Mend and a smidgen of brown was added to it, you would have Chop-Sticking To My Story. All the business of this color being warm is not entirely true either. Next to my cool toned skin with bright rosey flushes, Chop-Sticking To My Story is a neutral that leans warm, and I can wear it.
I have an antique, silk Saree from India in this exact shade of burnt pumpkin! I bought this polish so I could dupe the look of that Saree on my nails. :)
Click for x-tra large pictures.
Mani, 2 coats OPI, Chop-Sticking To My Story
Tips- freehand overlay with Wild and Crazy, Crunch (Sheer ivory with a metallic, orange reflect)
Nfu-Oh #38 over the overlay
Nailbed layering- Elle LDL #433 (Clear with transparent, gold, reflect micro-glitter)
Fauxnad plate H29 (full nail curlicues)
Stamped with China Glaze, Liquid Leather (perfect for a softly pigmented background)
Konad plate M57- 2 images- bottom right lace strip and tri flowers at top
Both images stamped with Color Club, Where's The Soiree?
Flower centers accented with Hard Candy, Break Up
1 coat Seche
Out of all my layered fauxnad/Konad-icures, the execution of this one is the best. Sometimes I get carried away with my stampings and make every element bold. Too much of anything is, well...too much.
There- I said it.
As much as I love this mani, I'm already looking ahead to my next one...what to do?