Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Dita's Addiction: "Mad As a Hatter" , By OPI

     This Blog is dedicated to, as well as inspired by a fellow fashion blogger, Fashion Court, who featured this nail color, "Mad as a Hatter" in her blog. This color is part of a collection, called Alice in Wonderland, by OPI. Here is the URL to her blog below:

The name of this nail color, "Mad as a Hatter" was inspired by actor Johnny Depp's character, "The Mad Hatter", in Lewis Carroll's classic, Alice in Wonderland. Just as the character is the first to encounter Alice, in the story, this nail polish is so noticeable, that it is probably the first thing you would notice about the wearer. This nail color, as is the character it was named after, is both showy, and eccentric. The faint of heart, or conservative need not apply. I describe this color as "as hyper as the Mad Hatter himself" because the color has bits of multi-colored glitter in it and seems to be "all over the place" since the colors are distributed evenly throughout the nail lacquer. 



     However, as fellow blogger FashionCourt warned, that this color doesn't have that much depth to it, so she suggests that you add a few more coats than you usually would. I also suggest that you find another nail color that would work underneath it. As my fabulous and wonderfully talented nail technician suggested for me, I chose the Russian Navy by OPI, to wear underneath the "Mad as a Hatter" to give it more depth. As you can see in the picture above, my nails almost look black, but with lots of shimmer! (Thanks to my dear friend Kawana, for the pictures.) It was difficult trying to show pics of how shimmery this nail color is.

BUY: If you would like to purchase this color, go to, or Visit your local nail salon, since most order the latest OPI nail color collections, to try "Mad as a Hatter" on for size.

Photos: (of "Mad as a Hatter", (of "Russian Navy",



Anonymous said...

It looks awesome! So happy this collection came out, and they always have the best colors

Fashion Court said...

thank you for the dedication darling! xo

omg, this is definitely one of my favorite colors...but i have had such horrible luck taking it off :(

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ohmigosh...Mad as a Hatter is even more stunning on than I imagined it would be. I must buy a bottle for myself!! :)

Dita Tastemakr said...

@ Miss Neira: I love this nail polish too, and I love anything sparkly!
@ Fashion Court: Yuck at having a tough time taking it off; without seeing your blog I wouldn't have been so inspired to try this color. It was both informational and persuasive!
@Cafe Fashionista: It is gorgeous polish that I must buy after trying it on during a nail salon visit. I appreciate you reading my blog!

Athletiart said...

The only thing that I can think of to perfectly compliment that polish is oe of my vintage leotards:


Dita Tastemakr said...

@Athletiart:Thanks for reading my blog! I love leotards but they may be unforgiving to my current body type, lol. i'll definitely check your blog out!!

Kelly said...

Cute! Do you find it hard to remove? I haven't had sparkly nail polish in forever but I know when I was in high school, it was a bitch to get off!

Dita Tastemakr said...

@ Kelly:Yes! The nail tech had a bit of a struggle taking it off!!