OPI Mini-Haul – Review
I have even more OPI polishes to show you all today. This time I’m showcasing three that I picked up while at one of my local salons. This place is a blessing and a curse because they have a bin filled with new, old, and discontinued Color Club, China Glaze and OPI polishes that are usually on sale. I spend a lot of time rummaging through that bin and have made some great finds.
All swatches today are done with Seche Vite top coat and CND Sticky base coat.
I was slightly disappointed with Can’t You Sea?, by looking at the bottle I was expecting a lighter cousin of Absolutely Alice by OPI. What I got was an INCREDIBLY sheer polish with a minuscule amount of blue tint and a spattering of blue and gold/pink glitter. This is 3 coats of Can’t You Sea? layered over Mermaid’s Tears. Pretty, just not what I was expecting.
Here’s a close-up shot of the glitter flecks, which are a combination of blue and a gold/pink duo-chrome glitter. Can’t You Sea? is part of the 2006 Brights Collection by OPI.
Jade Is The New Black is a gorgeous dark green creme that comes from OPI’s 2010 Hong Kong Collection. The formula for this one was a little streaky so it took me 3 coats to reach full opacity (still had a little VNL/Visible Nail Line with 2 coats).
Overexposed In South Beach is a beautiful berry/plum purple cream with subtle shimmer. It comes from the 2009 South Beach Collection by OPI. The formula for this one was amazing and very pigmented. I probably could have gotten away with 1 coat, but I ended up doing 2 for this swatch.
Here’s a close-up so you can see the shimmer in this great polish!
If I had to pick one polish out of the three I would choose Overexposed in South Beach, I really liked the ease of application and the shimmer in this one a lot. Jade Is The New Black is a close second because I’m a sucker for green polish ;-). Can’t You Sea? is best suited for layering, but even then you need at least 2-3 coats for it to be noticeable on the nail.
OPI polishes retail for around $8.50 and can be purchased at spas and salons nationwide (JCPenny, Dillards, etc). Online shoppers can buy OPI polishes through BrightonBeautySupply.com.
Jade Is The New Black and Overexposed In South Beach should still be fairly easy to find. If you’re trying to locate Can’t You Sea? you may have to try your luck on eBay.