Whole lotta OPI

Hello all!

As I’ve grown my nail polish collection, I’ve become more discerning with what polishes I purchase—I now only pick up colors that I really love, rather than whatever’s available that I only kind of like. It’s time to say goodbye to a couple of my earliest colors.

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First we have OPI Miss Piggy’s Big Number. It’s a metallic cerulean blue. It’s pretty on the nail, but it’s sheer, runny, and had a hard to control formula. Not a fan. Also, this shows brushstrokes after drying, so a straight hand is a must. This was three coats. Three coats for a metallic is kind of ridiculous. Come on, OPI! You’re better than this. 😦

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This is the incredibly similar OPI You Blue It. It’s a metallic… not-cerulean blue. Again, pretty on the nail, and easier to control than Miss Piggy’s Big Number, but also sheer and brush-strokey. This needed three coats, but even then had it patches that could have used another coat.

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I topped You Blue It with OPI I Lilac Glitter, which came with it in a two-pack. It’s… weird, some metallic silver hex glitters mixed in with this sort of metallic and sort of iridescent bar glitter. The color’s pretty, but… that bar glitter, guys. It just makes your nails look all furry and I can’t deal. This is also really thick, because of how dense the glitter is. I swatched these two together before, and while I apologize for the ragged state of my cuticles in that link, the older photos give a better idea of what the glitter looks like.

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And… sigh. Cara mia. This is OPI Put It In Neutral, from their 2015 soft shades collection. I hadn’t worn this, and I found out that it wouldn’t get opaque, so I was going to destash it… I actually decided to keep it after swatching it for this photo. This color makes my nails look so clean and pretty! And it’s a flesh-toned jelly, which can make for some interesting jelly sandwiches. Pictured is three coats, although this polish goes on smooth and doesn’t streak, so it works perfectly as a sheer topper.

That’s all I’ve got for you today. Thanks for swingin’ by my little corner of the internet.

-Aley

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