On one of my recent trips up to a bigger city, I went into a place called Trade Secret, which sells OPI. They have tons of colors, but what gets me the most were the Minis. I love miniature items. The one big gripe I have about OPI minis is that the name is not on the bottle. Rawr! I'm almost thinking of making little labels for them, because it drives me insane not to know the color of a bottle. I have 4 other OPI minis that I stupidly threw away the box, so I have no idea what the names are. There is only a code on the bottom of the bottle. The code on the bottle of this bottle of OPI is NLB90 10062
Oh man, awesome. I just realized that the number on the bottom (the NL part) is also listed on OPI's website. Their iPhone app has not been updated with the Shrek colors, but the others are on there. SCORE.
Back to the polish. Now these bottles are MUCH smaller, at only 3.75 mL instead of a normal bottle of 14 mL but when you don't use much as it is, I'm okay with it. The package of 4 colors cost me $12.50 so the bottle was about $3.12. That's still super pricey when you think a 14 mL bottle of China Glaze can be purchased online for $3.50. Oy, I can't think about that much. This is why I hate math.
I really like this color. It's almost a cotton candy blue creme - quite light. OPI says it's a moody light blue that's really a pussycat. (Remember, these were Shrek related.) I used Seche Natural for my base, 3 thin coats of What's with the Cattitude, and a top coat of Seche Vite. I did have a big of an issue with covering bald spots, but I think that's my base and top coat (more on that later).
See, isn't this a pretty color? I had a bit of an issue holding ON to the bottle hah, it's so small!
Shade picture here - again just a really happy color. I'm a fan.
Now, as soon as I got back into the house, I touched my nail and it wrinkled under my top coat. What? Now, I was using Seche, which goes great with China Glaze, but won't work with Zoya. Looks like OPI doesn't play nice with Seche either, which is why I was having bald spots and wrinkling issues. So now I'm going to try and get a bottle of the OPI Natural Nail Base Coat, and I found out that I have not one, but two bottles of RapiDry OPI Top Coat (minis), and I'm almost interested in the OPI DripDry Lacquer Drying Drops too. I'm a little apprehensive of drying drops after not having the best results with my Zoya ones.
I have like 20 OPI minis and 2 full size bottles of OPI to review still. Please note that OPI is officially on Facebook [official Facebook] and Twitter [official Twitter] now (they joined last week), so be sure to follow them. I know there has been a lot of controversy regarding their lawsuits with etailers, but I'm not going to get into that, partly because I don't agree with the "popular" side, and secondly because I don't know enough about it. I'm just glad that I'm near a salon that sells OPI - regardless. ^_^
OPI is available at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and Ulta, for $8.50 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each Nail Lacquer. Please visit their website for details [official website].