Middle Aged Beauty Queen

NOTD: OPI He’s My Surfing Instructor

Posted on: August 7, 2012

I’ve always had a thing for blue and green. Love the combination of the two colors. This summer OPI re- promoted a bunch of colors and sold them at Ulta. They were called the Ulta Summer 2012 collection, but really if you have the Pirates of the Carribean, Holland or the Katy Perry collection, you have “the Ulta Summer 2012” collection.

20120807-215723.jpg. This is OPI Your Palapa or Mine on my pinky, Do my Back Please? On my ring finger, Your Palapa or Mine again, Catrice Blue Cara Ciao and on my thumb Catrice Hip Queens wear blue jeans. Schwoo! That’s a lot of colors for 5 little fingers.💅



20120807-220004.jpg. These are the same colors, somewhat different order, but hopefully you get the picture. The point is I really love blue and green together, I always have. I have this OPI Blue jelly glitter called He’s My Surfing Instructor, which is really Last Friday Night from the Katy Perry collection, and I thought since I had more green going on in this manicure, I would add the blue glitter of HMSI. This is exactly how to mess up a manicure and the need to re-polish arises.

20120807-220331.jpg. See, it’s pretty right? Not so much. I wish the base color was as deep of a blue as it shows in the bottle, but sadly it’s not, it’s more of a very light blue with all the glitter. Now you all know I’m not a fan of the glitter polishes, but I thought blue, green, blue-green together with glitter. Yea,I don’t think so.

Sadly, I do have some of these polishes for sale on my Nail Polish for Sale page but really if you have Thanks a Windmillion from the Holland collection, it is very similar, as is Mermaids Tears from the Pirates of the Caribbean collection. Your Palapa or Mine? is very reminiscent of Jade is the new Black, and of course He’s My Surfing Instructor is really Last Friday Night from the Katy Perry collection. But if you missed out on any of these colors from those collections I hope you will visit my Nail Polish for Sale page and have a look. I’m still offering free shipping to the US and Canada.
I shouldn’t be so negative about this collection, but I really don’t like it when a company does a re-promote with polish, 😝**cough** Revlon Perplex/Naughty, Facets of Fuschia/Scandalous,**cough,cough**😝 I could go on and on. A lot of people collect the collections from OPI and without knowing it, you will wind up with duplicates. Polish is expensive enough, OPI is by no means a bargain brand, and I just think they should be up front about what they are doing and then let us, the customer decide. I’m sure there are plenty of people that missed out on Thanks a Windmillion and would love Do My Back Please? If they knew it was the same color, same with the HMSI.
I went on- line to see what I could find out about this polish, usually I go to the company website and get the info on the collection, release dates, full colors in the collection, etc… Man it’s like a ghost town where these colors are concerned. Which might be good for someday in the future, who knows they could classified as HTF and sell for $30 a bottle on eBay. Yea, I don’t think so.

20120807-223514.jpg. The 2 bottles in the middle are from this summers collection. The dark green on the left is Jade is the New Black and the far right is Thanks a Windmillion. To my eye there is no difference in the colors.
I don’t know how to end this post. When I started I thought it was going to be a quick NOTD, but in doing my research on the fly as I do, all this other entered I to the picture. Hopefully this was helpful to some of you, hopefully you will not duplicate a polish you already have because of a re-promote. I’m going to work on finding a website that lists re-promotes. Surely there has to be something like that out there on the www?
Anyway, as always, thanks for stopping by. I have a cute picture of my daughter I was going to show you, but I’ll save it for another time.😄

4 Responses to "NOTD: OPI He’s My Surfing Instructor"

Very informative.Thanks Judi.


Thanks Linda for commenting and stopping by, I always love to see your comments. Xoxo

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Love the blue green combo momma! Looks beautiful on your nails and I bet it looks even cuter with your blond hair and stunning blue eyes! xoxoxo


Why, thank you beautiful daughter of mine. Heart you. Mwahhhh!

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