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This is another of my half & half manicures that I’m loving right now. I say right now because by this time next week I could be over it. I don’t think so, but we’ll see. As I said I’m loving it right now because some days with my menopausal brain I cannot decide which color I want. So one day I used both colors. I got so many compliments, it was crazy!
Anyway, the rose color is from OPI’s Holland collection Gouda Gouda Two Shoes. I bought this mainly for my Mom. I don’t know if I told you guys on here, but my Mom had a stroke a couple of years ago. She does better every day. We made this video of her manicure with the GGTS, she was so cute. For a month after, anyone who came to the house she showed her video to. She is so proud of it. I’ll put the link in here:
my You Tube video with my Mom, so cute…Please watch!
She looks great in these muted rose, kinda peachy colors. This one has tiny micro shimmer that is hard to see but when the light hits it just right it is so pretty! The other one is from Venique called Hard to Sole. It looks beige-y, tan-ish in the bottle but on my fingers it has a green cast to it. It is still very pretty, very unusual color. I love this brand Venique.
It launched late last year out of southern California and is found mostly in salons. I believe. I really don’t know where you can buy this. They have a Facebook page and a website, but very limited information on both sites. When I first got this I wrote about it, and I did receive a comment from a reader who said she has phased out OPI and is using mostly Venique in her Florida shop. She said because her customers loves it so much. I can see why. If I saw this for sale anywhere I would buy it.

What do you think of the half & half? Is this something you would try? If you do please send me a picture or let me know what colors you choose!
What do you think of this layout? I’m not feeling it, so unless I get tons of comments telling me you love it, I will be changing it, yet again! I’m tellin ya, menopausal brain – its like mush. Not a pretty site!
XoXo —


I just got this today, it is from the Holland collection by OPI. It was just released over the weekend. I will post other colors from this collection as I get them.

This is a very rich brown with flecks of gold. The gold shows up in the sunlight and with a flash. The picture I took is without flash. The golden flecks are really pretty and they do show up fairly well. It looks almost like you put a coat of a sheer gold sparkle polish over. Pretty!

You may be wondering, OPI…rich brown….does

You Don’t Know Jacques

come to mind?


As you can see, they are different, not totally different, but different. WSLTK is on the left and YDKJ is on the right. YDKJ is a cream based formula with a more flat finish. The WSLTK is a creamy formula but like I said, it has the flecks of gold which gives it a shimmer.

I like both..no surprise there. I can justify the slightest of difference in a polish color! Which one do you like the best? Or is brown, sparkly or otherwise, not your cup of tea?

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