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Opi – Kiss Me On My Tulips July 3, 2012

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Today I bring you the Opi (Kiss me on my Tulips – from the Holland collection) that I received in my May Glossy Box. 

I want to start by saying I hate pink.  Yes, I am a girl, but I just never got into the color, so when I saw that I got a PINK nail polish (not pinkish orange, or pinkish yellow, or nearly red, or pinkish purple) I cringed. Then I did my dutiful blogger thing and tried it on.

Magic did occur. No, I don’t love pink all of a sudden or understand some women’s facination with the color, but I did immediately warm to this vivid color. It looked fantastic on my hands. As is typical with the OPI formula, it goes on smooth with no streaking. I could have gotten by with 1 thick coat but opted for two thinner coats. The wear lasted the typical 2 days on me (which is equivalent to about 6 for a normal person) with my standard overuse of my hands.

Will I buy this product again? Yes, Opi polishes are fabulous, and if I ran out of this one I might even buy PINK again!

Will I finish the sample? Yes – it will go into my collection immediately.

Here’s The Breakdown:

Sample Size: 0.5 oz
Full Size: 0.5 oz
Full Size Price: $8.50
Sample Value: $8.50


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Opi Crackle – Blasted Electric Blue Discussion September 12, 2011

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Today we’ll take a quick break from the Lancôme gift with purchase reviews and discuss polish.

Opi Crackle is one of the most common shattering polishes out there and there are tons of opinions on them. I bought a few of the collection before I read many of the opinions which is somewhat unfortunate.  I love my back and red and silver. There is nothing more to desire from these colors. The navy is okay, but like many other bloggers I am having a heck of a time with the Electric Blue and getting it to work right.

Instead of killing lots of perfectly good manicures attempting to get this right I chose to turn to the sample wheel.

• From left to right the electric blue is placed over:

• Seche Vite

• Sally Hansen 4 in 1

• Essie good to go

• Wet and Wild fast dry top coat

• Borghese top coat

• No  top coat heavy application

• No Top Coat medium application

• No top coat light application

• Another attempt at No Top Coat Medium

• Two coats of it over no top coat

• Opi nail color

• Sally Hansen 4 in 1 with a second layer of the crackle

If you expand the picture you will see that the crackle performed best over other Opi products. I suppose that is to be expected, however it works OK over both the Seche Vite and Sally Hansen 4 in 1.

In the future I’ll pick up some OPI top coat and see if that makes a difference and if it does I’ll update this post.  Opi Crackle coat works just as good over OPI top coats as it does over just plain OPI polishes.

In the meantime I plan to only use this particular shatter with my Opi polishes.

Do you have any tips/tricks with your shatter polishes?

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Opi Designer Series – Magic August 20, 2011

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If you like nail polish you definitely would know of Opi – even if you’d never used it.  I’ve learned lately that I don’t pick or bite my nails when they have polish on them – so in hopes of them growing out nice in time for the cruise I have been expanding my polish collection. My latest snag was one of the Opi Designer Series- Magic. Magic is the newest shade (along with Radiance) to the collection. It is a sapphire/cobalt blue. It has purple and blue micro glitter in it. If you are looking for something to compare it to, the blue on “smart water” bottles is the same color. It goes on quite transparent for the first coat. I was concerned that I missed that it was intended as a finishing coat or something. The second coat helped a lot, and a 3rd coat made it completely opaque.