OPI Nail Lacquer
What It IsBe the center of attention in red nail polish from OPI. From cherry to crimson to scarlet, discover all the ravishing reds you love in the Red Nail Lacquer Collection. Transform your nails with OPI signature Nail Lacquers.
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🩰 OPI Dulce de Leche is Stunning
So I wrote about my experience painting on press-on nails in my last 🖤Almond black nails 🖤 post. I used the same acrylics, base coat, and top coat in that post as in this image. If you like the look of this almond-shaped base, I suggest you read that post! Otherwise, I’m gonna review 2 other products today! OPI Dulce de Leche and Sally Hansen Dry & Go Drops. 🥮 OPI - OPI Nail Lacquer 🍑 COLOR- I found this color through reddit, where it got a lot of love from Laqueristas. It seemed to be universally loved for all skin tones. It looks nude or even cool toned on lighter skin. On darker skin tones, it tends to look like a warmer pink I’m hesitant to call it a universally flattering color because there’s a wide range of skin tones. But since it looks cool or warm depending on the setting, I think it’s a good first nude pink to test if you’re new to polish One more thing: on myself, it looks a LOT better on long nails than short nails. On short nails, it somehow looked too dull and blended in. Longer nails suited it more for me to make it look elegant and bring out its rosy tones. 🏹 PERFORMANCE- This color went on opaque in 1 coat! To be fair, I laid my first coat on thick. But there’s no need for a third coat to get vivid color at all It went on even, not patchy or runny. Plus, the brush is a little flat to help even application. I liked it more than the thin brush a lot of Essie products give you to work with (though I think they’re changing the packaging.) It didn’t take too long to dry- maybe an hour, though I got help from the next product. 🌊 Sally Hansen - Salon Manicure Dry & Go Drops I put two drops of this product on each nail. It covered it completely. In between coats, I didn’t wait more than a minute for each to dry. This solution feels like it creates a protective thin coat around your nail. 5 minutes after application, you can safely (though gently) touch the surface of your nails together without damage. What you CANT do though is put a lot of pressure on it. That will cause a thick smudge that looks like beautiful ocean ripples of dulce de leche. But the product is worth it because it protects your nails from surface level nicks. 🍯 WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT ? 🍯 Yes, 100%. I’ve used patchy, uneven nude polishes before. This is not one of them. I can see why it’s a classic. Almond shaped nails are my favorite because of how elegant they look, but this color would also look STUNNING on ballerina shaped nails. 🩰
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COLD WATER QUICK-DRY 💅🏼💦
BY FAR THE BEST TIP I HAVE EVER LEARNED...HOW TO QUICKLY DRY YOUR DIY NAILS AT HOME 🤍 All you need is WATER! 💦 After your nails have been painted, wait about two minutes to let the polish set (Don’t forget to apply a base and top coat). I use the OPI - Nail Lacquer Base Coat - it’s so soothing for your nails, I love it! I also use the OPI - OPI Top Coat after I’m done. This top coat allows your polish to stay on for so long!😍 WARM WATER:💧 Dip your nails in warm/hot water for around two minutes. Warm water helps to smooth the polish on your nail ensuring that there aren’t any ridges or bumps or bubbles. COLD WATER:💧 Then, dip your nails into a bowl of ice water for around five minutes. The icy cold water helps push the particles together and solidifies the polish, which dries it. 🧊 Your nails won’t be completely dry at the end of this however, they will be touch dry and will not smudge. 💅🏼 I applied theOPI - OPI Nail Lacquer to my nails. I love this brand as it lasts so long and never chips off! Stick around for more little tips and tricks💙 Paula x
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NAIL down that job interview! Literally 💅🏽
Are you prepping to go into an interview? Even though most of us are doing interviews via Zoom, it’s still fun o get dressed up and do our nails as if we were to meet our new employers in person. Plus, it can be confidence boost for a lot of us too! 🙌🏽 Heres how I do my nails for when I have to look a bit more “polished” - see what I did there 😆 For this look, I used the OPI - OPI Nail Lacquer in the color “I’ll Have a Gin & Tonic” because what better way to celebrate a new job with a stiff one. You deserve it! okay, back to what we were talking about… 1. I start by filing my nails down & into my desired shape; I prefer going with a more square but shorter nail. 2. Using the essie - All in One 3 Way Glaze Base + Top Coat + Helps Strengthen I set my base, then I go in with my first coat of paint. Try to use less polish when going in initially, as too much much paint can cause streaks in the nails. 3. Once that first coat dries down, I go in with a second coat to make sure my nails looks perfectly coated. This OPI polish was a bit on the thinner side and I had to go in just the right amount or it with either be to streaky or too runny. Ugh 🤦🏽♀️ 4. I then let those coats dry down (usually a couple mins is good) and I finish off the look with the same essie - All in One 3 Way Glaze Base + Top Coat + Helps Strengthen - I’m really loving this top/base coat. It dries fast and isn’t too thick; some top/base coats tend to be too thick which cause your nails to smudge easier and takes loner to dry. 5. NAIL DOWN THAT INTERVIEW! 💰🌟 I chose this nude/peachy/mauve color because it isn’t too “loud” or “distracting”, which can be a turn off for some employers, unfortunately 🙄 Its a neutral tone that will look great whether for a job interview or otherwise. 💝 Are you a nude/neutral person or do you prefer bright/bold colors? 🤩 #CheriePartner
essie-All in One 3 Way Glaze Base + Top Coat + Helps Strengthen
When did OPI become so lame????
When I was growing up and would go near a place that gave many and peddles, they used OPI products. I tended to avoid it because it is more expensive. But I really wanted some olive green nail polish because I wear that color a lot and decided to buy this. First, this color is not blue; it appears in the photo. Its a dark, iridescent teal green. Still pretty, but not at all the light blue as depicted.But its a pretty color. The purple one is nice, too. However!! 2 coats flaked off after less than a day!! I don't know if it's because it was baking in a warehouse for too long or the actual polish isn't made well. I have never been so disappointed in nail polish before. After three coats of barely-there coverage, it finally started to look like my nails were painted. I put on a topcoat, as I always do, and one day later, the polish had already started chipping. I applied a few more coats, and again, one day later, chipping and wear on the tips. And the polish was not of quality whatsoever. I thought OPI was a high-quality nail polish. This was not. I purchased the third color with the same problem—the polish streaks. There was no smooth application period. What I did get on my nails looked terrible. It was blotchy & I removed it. I was disappointed in light of what I paid. I don't recommend OPI & will not purchase their brand again. I think I'll stick with my much cheaper and more reliable Sally Hansen Miracle Gel or Insta Dry from now on. Just goes to show you that price does not always mean better quality. I will not buy any product from OPI anymore.
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Your nail polish Zodiac ✨
So I decided to have a little fun today and assign zodiac signs to my nail polish collection! It became a little hard when I realized all I owned was every shade of green, a few blues, and a few purples 😂 but we made it work! I’m really huge into the zodiac. I’m an Aries sun, Virgo moon, and Cancer rising. If you know your signs let me know below! Aries - Red and Gold. For this I chose the KL Polish Prince Cornelius as it’s a burnt red base (aka fire sign) with gold and silver suspended glitter. Taurus - Green earth tones. For this I chose Sinful Colors Electric Sage. To me Taurus’ seem chill until you get them to a certain point and they can be just as fiery as Aries. That’s why I choose a sage green with gold suspended glitter. Gemini - Top Coat/Transformer Polish. For this I chose Pacifica Crystal Gloss Top Coat in Milky Way. Just like Gemini’s have two sides this nail polish has two uses. You can use it as a beautiful holographic base coat or double up on layers for a beautiful purple opaque nail polish. Cancer - Grey. For this I chose KL Polish Graham. Most cancers I know in real life (including my ascending sign) are really moody so I chose Grey. Leo - Orange. For this I chose OPI Suzi Needs a Loch-Smith. Leo is a very bold and passionate fire sign. I chose orange for them as this bold color signifies that to me. Virgo - White. For this I chose OPI Alpine Snow. Virgo represents the virgin and white is what I think of. Libra - Gold. For this I chose OPI I Pull the Strings. Libras represent the scales which in my mind have always been gold. Scorpio - Black. For this I chose OPI Black Onyx. I feel like this is super cliche but there is no other sign I feel like black polish represents more than Scorpio (as much as I’d like it to be Aries 😂) Sagittarius - Blue. For this I chose KL Polish Cozy in There. Every Sag in my life is so nurturing, calm, and soothing. This pale denim blue is the most soothing shade I have in my collection. Capricorn - Earth tones. For this I chose OPI Things I’ve Seen in Aber-green. Capricorn is an earth sign so I choose a more brown green shade. Aquarius - Blue/Green shift. For this I chose OPI Nessie Plays Hide & Sea-k. Aquarius is the Water Bearer so naturally a blue green shift with suspended glitter to represent water seemed best. Pisces - Purple. For this I chose KL Polish Mozart. It seemed logical for Pisces to be a blue shade but I felt like it wasn’t quite right for them. Purple is still in the cool family but not stereotypical for a water sign.
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Amazing NUDE shades for tanned skin that you must try!❤
We love crazy manis but sometimes, the best neutral polishes goes with everything. Skin-complementing shades are utterly elegant, understated, and helps to elongate your fingers. If you are a warm undertone, warm nude shades are going to complement your undertone well. If you are a cool undertone, pick the cooler nudes. Lucky ladies with neutral undertones get away with all the nude shades. There is no single ONE nude color for all of us so I’m trying out two shades of neutral nude here. The first pick is Orosa Pure Cover Nail Paint in shade Pâtisserie. I love how Orosa nail polishes are cruelty-free and vegan, and free of 14 harmful chemicals typically found in nail products. The application is super easy thanks to the flat, wide, and curved brush that glides across the natural shape of my nail. The pink shade does not really suit my tanned skin but it would be an interesting option for pairing it with another complementary shade or for a French manicure. This shade would be perfect for cool skin tones. US$12 for 0.5oz orosa - Pure Cover Nail Paint The second pick is OPI nail lacquer in Pale to the Chief. At first sight, I wouldn’t think that the shade would be suitable for my skin tone but it looks elegant after application. The award-winning nude polish is heavily pigmented and appears beautifully even with just one single coat. Application is a breeze with the larger ProWide handle and brush as well. It dries quickly, perfect for busy girls on the go. A nail lacquer also typically lasts longer than a nail polish but I would let time tell if that is true. US$10.50 for 0.5oz OPI - OPI Nail Lacquer
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