Hands down the best nail polish I own. There's a reason that this brand is probably one of the most popular ever--the formulation is fantastic, gives full opacity in usually one or two coats (depending on the color), unparallelled color selection, and lasts a very long time. I wanted to name my favorites but there's no way I could think of them all. Just a couple off the top of my head are Cajun Shrimp and Just spotted the lizard (spiderman collection)
Red Lights Ahead...Where? and Dutch Tulips are my two absolute favourite shades from OPI they are both durable and such lovely colours. I feel like OPI does there best with reddish hues. I've yet to buy a color that is not either nude or a redish or saturated pink color. I'm dying to get my hands on a mint nail varnish so maybe I'll try OPI
did not expect to like it as much as i do!
another color i got from the Muppettes mini nail lacquers set. it looks really ugly in the bottle (muted, muddy, warm-toned brown). i never thought i'd like it. wore them on my toes, and they are SO BEAUTIFUL! i can't decide whether it's really a glitter top coat or a polish in itself, but it's a mix of a light copper, champagne, pink, and lime green fine glitters. it is uh-mahzing! even my mother says it's gorgeous. i wore a topcoat and it's been on my pretty little toes from October 16 (it is now October 22) and no chipping whatsoever. which is a miracle because it's on my toes, and i'm always barefoot!
anyway, i wore two layers. one layer gives me nothing. i tried to take a good photo, but nothing i did with my cameras did the color any justice. and to be fair, none of the swatches available online do the color any justice! bloggers are putting way too many layers to make their nails look the way it does in the bottle. it's so much prettier with only two layers. i recommend swatching at the store (it's just not a photogenic/camera-friendly color and even the better nail polish bloggers aren't taking accurate pictures). i can't stop staring at it, it looks so pretty!
this is a shade i got from the Muppettes mini nail lacquers set. i'm not sure how a color named after Fozzie Bear could be so mature-looking and dignified (but also blood-red and very appropriate for Halloween). LOL. no offense, Fozzie! i love this color (it's not a wine color like OPI's official promotional photos seem to suggest, and also not as bright as some blogger's pictures portray it to be, it's a very rich maroon). i only needed one layer to get it to work and look pretty. my mother thinks it looks ultra-vampy and keeps telling me to wipe it off, but i personally think it's VERY classy! it reminds me of Essie's Midnight Cami (both are a dark color with lighter, very fine glitter of a lighter shade). very beautiful under sunlight. lasted 5-6 days without chipping without a top coat (Second Presidential Debate on October 16, and started chipping on October 22, so really not bad). i file my nails in a squoval shape and it looks very, very grown-up!
I honestly use nothing else. They aren't too liquid-y and are DBP free! You can't go wrong with them. Blue My Mind is my favorite nailpolish ever, TRY IT OUT! :) I just wish they are a little bit cheaper, like 7$ instead of 10$.
OPI polishes are, and always will be, the best, in my eyes. The formula is perfect, and they come in every color you could possibly think of. Every once in a while (such as with Ink) the polish can be darker than it looks in the bottle, but I've always been satisfied with OPI products. Very nice.
I bought this a while ago. In yellow and green. sadly, it wasnt great. I took about 6 coats until it was opaque, then it was more of a blob and the polish dripped off my fingers. The prices are small, but investing in a good nail polish is better than buying a useless one
Perfect for Jelly Manicures
Barre My Soul from the NYC Ballet collection was my very first O.P.I. nail polish. I have seen so many reviews on O.P.I. as a whole, so I had a high expectation for this nail polish before even trying it. Though this nail polish is sheer, I find it to be a great neutral color for work, school, and when you just want a clean looking manicure. My brush had no flaws in it and was pretty much defect free.
Now, my favorite way to use this polish: jelly manicures. I love to use this as my base color and "topping" color for my jelly manicures. How I use this color is to first apply two coats of this color, letting the polish dry in-between. Next, I apply two coats of whatever glitter I'm using (I've used Wet n Wild's Party of Five glitter and China Glaze's Party Heart), also letting those dry. Finally, I do one more coat of Barre My Soul, let it dry for a few minutes, and top it off with my fast drying top coat. The result is a muted glitter that is a perfect way of wearing glitter subtly. This is my favorite O.P.I polish (mainly because it was my first one) and I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants a nice, sheer polish for jelly manicures or for a glossy shine to their nails.
All Around Great
I've never been disappointed by an OPI nail polish EXCEPT when they're not as pretty on the nail as in the bottle. The prices aren't ideal but you really get a good quality product and a lot of polish for the price. I've tried shimmers, sheers, frosts, cremes, crackles, top coats, base coats etc etc and every polish has been great. Most polishes (not the purposefully sheer ones) are opaque with one coat and enhanced with two rather than requiring two. The brushes are large, making application quick and easy for most but if you have extremely small nails it may not be the best. The polishes are also generally very quick to dry, in my experience.