“ Brand: O.P.I / Type: Nail Varnish / Suitable for: Nails „
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I love OPI nail polishes thought they can be a bit pricey, especially when you get them from places like john lewis where I paid £11 for mine, they're very pretty, high quality and have the most innovative shades around.
I love that they come out with collections for every season so that you can have the most fashionable and up to date shades. I'm a bit of a sucker for trends so I really do like this about them. This colour in particular is very trendy and nice for winter. It's a very deep purple/ blue that looks great on short nails.
They come in 15ml bottles like most other brands and they do last me quite a while as with most colours I only need to apply 2 coats at the most. The first coat of this is still too see through for me but it's opaque at 2.
This lasts very well and doesn't chip for about 5 days on me. They're very shiny and I don't always bother with a top coat because of that. the brush is quite neat as it applies the product beautifully and evenly and you only need about 3 strokes on each nail as it fans out to cover almost the entire nail at once.
I love the finish of the polishes, the fact that they're so vibrant and easy to work with. They come in an array of shades and finishes and always look great. These really are salon quality polishes. The only downfall is the price... if only they were cheaper then I'd definitely be buying them more often. I tend to just buy the shades that are more rare and not as common in other cheaper brands.
I received this product for free for the purposes of reviewing it for a website.
I own a lot of OPI products, I like the bottles (the brush handle is big which makes it easy to grip without it hurting my hands) and they have the cutest names.
I was really excited when I was told I would be receiving this product. From the PR photos this polish looked like a gorgeous blue/grey luxe velvet shade.
I regret to say that I was so disappointed. I had a lot of problems with the formula, it applied very thinly and consequently streaked terribly. I felt that the pigments were not disolved in the formula properly, of course I shook the product before using but I could definitely see tiny grains of colour.
The streaking meant that one coat was not sufficient. Once a second coat was applied this shade just degraded to 'bleh'. It wasn't grey, it wasn't blue, it wasn't black, it just ended up really flat off-black that did nothing to help my hands look groomed.
I prepared my nails by buffing and polishing with a Leighton Denny 4-side file and primed with one coat of a Nails Inc base coat.
I really like the OPI bottles, I know I say I don't like the round bottles but this one is tapered which means it holds in your fingers pretty well. I have some limitations in my hand movement so the big brush handle is really helpful and it doesn't hurt me to hold these for extended periods.
Considering how much this polish retails for (think £8-10 in a salon), I cannot recommend buying this shade. You may find this on Ebay for less in which case you may decide its worth it.
General OPI polish review:
I have to state that my experience with Suzi Skies in the Pyranees is the exception to my experience with OPI products.
I have some gorgeous brights from this company that are my holiday-toes staple shades. When applied after good preparation and finished with a base coat, these can last a couple of weeks on my toes. They last a fairly reasonable 4-5 days on my fingernails provided I am not doing anything too strenuous.