Wednesday, November 7, 2012

My Favourite Polish: OPI Edition

Hey everyone!

I was watching a video by one of my favourite youtubers the other day (MakeupByTiffanyD) and it was her top 20 favourite nail polish (video HERE). As I was watching it.. I thought "this would make a great blog post!". I sat down at my book shelf of polish and started to select 20 polish. Errr.. 20 was more like 50+. Then I figured I could make it a mini-series of posts. YES! Perfect.

I decided to break down mostly by brand name. Then I have some that cannot be broken down by brand.. but as I get to those, I will mix and match and still get all my faves in. I might even have to do an all star post.. we shall see (:

The first grouping I will share with you is OPI. OPI Curry Up, Don't Be Late was one of the first polish I bought when I first started REALLY getting in to nail polish. The brand has always held a special place in my heart. That, and the formula is usually exceptional. These are in no particular order. Also, I decided on 10 OPI because I have 44 in my collection. Half is 22, and half of that is technically 11, but I felt 10 was a better fit. Enjoy!

My Top 10 Favourite OPI Polish:


 Metallic 4 Life - I am not sure if this is one of faves because it is awesome, or because it has sentimental value to me. It is an awesome black base with various sized silver glitter, which already makes it amazing. BUT. I was shopping around before my birthday this past year, and I really wanted to buy this gem, but my sister was like 'but don't you have other polish that is similar?' so I sadly put it back. It was always on my mind. Open my gift from her: and there is was. All mine! I appreciate that she knew how badly I wanted it. And, well, I love using it!

A Roll In The Hague - This orange is PERFECT! It is basically opaque in a single coat and it is just stunning. I don't know why, but I really have a thing for orange polish.

Lincoln Park After Dark - I finally picked this gem up a few months ago. Now, while I haven't used it very often (YET), there are some polish that you just know you are going to get a wealth of use out of. This is one of them. A perfect vampy purple. What isn't to like?

Who The Shrek Are You? - My go to nail art green. It is just so bright, yet still kind of that puke-esque green. I have stopped using it as much.. I don't know how easy it would be to obtain another bottle. I must look in to that. I would be lost without it!

Gargantuan Green Grape - This is another polish that I got near the very beginning of my polish endeavours. I think you can probably tell by the amount of polish left. After seeing this photo - I now know I need another bottle. It is a perfect light green without being too minty. I swear that makes sense!


Sapphire In The Snow - I remember the day I bought this gem. I was at a shop called Dutch Growers.. and I was outraged that OPI nail polish was $11.99.. I had 3 picked out.. and I put them all back. Then, right when I went to pay for my two scarves, I told the cashier to wait a moment and dashed back over to the display and snatched up this polish. I had to have it - despite its overpriced price tag. I am forever grateful I did. It is a perfect deep purple-y colour without being "vampy" ala LPAD - or at least in my mind.

Color So Hot It Berns - ahh red polish! My sister was house sitting for a friend, and I was over there one afternoon watching flicks with her.. the friend told her that we were welcome to use a polish or two if we wanted (most of the polish she has, I already have), but then I saw this red and was like 'meh, red' - then I decided to use it and was like 'MUST HAVE!'. It takes a few coats to get opaque and my bottle is pretty runny, but I wouldn't trade it. The colour is perfection. It isn't my favourite red, but it is right up there. Lovely!

Shorts Story - this is my third bottle of Shorts Story. Okay, two and a half. I originally had it as a mini.. used that to the bitter end.. bought a full sized.. used it all up.. and now I have another. I adore pink polish (ok, all polish.. anyways..) but this is my go-to-for-nail-art-pink.. or it was, for a long, long time! It is a sweet girly pink. Just delightful!

No Room For The Blues - this is bottle 3 of NRFTB. It is another perfect for nail art blue. Whenever I need a blue, it is the first name to pop in to my head and 9/10, I end up using it.

Don't Touch My Tutu! - Now, I haven't used this very much.. but.. for a sheer polish, this is absolute perfection. It is innocent and lovely and perfect for glitter sandwiches. I can see myself using this a lot during the winter. It impressed me enough during its first use that it had to be in this list.

Now, I know there are some OPI polish that I have used more than these.. but as of right now - today - these would be the OPI polish that I wouldn't want to be without!

What about you, my amazing reader, what is a favourite OPI polish of yours? Or your top 10?! I'd love to know!!
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