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OPI Dutch ‘Ya Just Love OPI?
7/03/12

I do just love OPI, and especially this colour. It’s a rich reddish purple - plum, really - with tons of pigment and good scattering of gold shimmer that shows through well. It adds a wonderful new dimension to what would otherwise be a fairly standard purple. Without it, I’m sure I can dupe this purple and probably wouldn’t have bothered getting my hands on a bottle. But with it, it’s unmissable. This is the kind of colour that would look amazing on any skin tone, I think.

I was expecting to need three coats after my experience with Herring Problem but the formula wasn’t quite as thin, and while this did mean that the shimmer doesn’t stand out quite as much, I only needed two coats to get great opacity. If you wanted more shimmer, a layer of Essie’s As Gold As It Gets over the top would probably work wonders.

— 1 year ago with 20 notes
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nolackoflacquer:

OPI Gouda Gouda Two Shoes
9/03/12

I wish it had been a sunny day when I swatched Gouda Gouda Two Shoes* so the gold shimmer had a chance to shine. It’s still very pretty without it, though not quite as unique. That actually seems to be a fairly common thread in the Holland collection. There aren’t really any amazing, stand-out colours, but most of them have a little twist that makes them that much more interesting.

The formula was, again, a little thin but entirely manageable, and I used three coats for opacity. It doesn’t do much to hide any flaws you might have in your nails, at least not from up close. If you’re a fan of muted rose shades, this is a good addition to your stash.

*incidentally, the name pun here just doesn’t work as well for a Brit as it does an American - we pronounce “gouda” differently.

— 1 year ago with 6 notes
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nolackoflacquer:

OPI Did You ‘Ear About Van Gogh?
10/03/12

I really wish this was more… anything than it actually is. More brown, more grey, more something. I actually like it now more, after I haven’t had it on my hands for a while, than I did when I was wearing it, but my point stands. This colour is too bland and too harsh in equal measures. It’s not even that I dislike it - it just does absolutely nothing for me and the strongest feeling I can muster is “meh”. The formula was good and it was opaque in two coats. That’s all I really have to say.

— 2 years ago with 6 notes
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nolackoflacquer:

OPI Pedal Faster Suzi!
11/03/12

I keep accidentally calling this Petal Faster, thanks to the flowery pink colour. And as far as pinks go, this isn’t a bad one. It’s quite soft and babyish, but the silver shimmer gives it a frosty appearance that I like. It gives very good coverage with each coat, but I used three just to make sure I wouldn’t get any VNL.

— 2 years ago with 11 notes
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nolackoflacquer:

17 Fury

This is a lovely (though, again, subtle) gold-green metallic duochrome which only needs two coats. It’s also pretty good about brushstrokes, unusually for a metallic. I thought it might be similar to Models Own Copper Pot, but this is far more of a gold than a copper-orange. I don’t want to describe it as “good and nice” because it makes me sound like a children’s book, but this polish is SO good and SO nice.

— 2 years ago with 3 notes
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nolackoflacquer:

OPI Wooden Shoe Like To Know?

I thought at first that this might be a dupe of one of the Cult Nails Get Nekkid collection, and while I was wrong about that, it would definitely fit right in with them, even if Wooden Shoe is slightly less sparkly. The formula was nice and thick, but easy to apply. I only needed two coats here.

— 2 years ago with 6 notes
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