OPI Flower-To-Flower

Oh OPI.  Today, in my spare time, I was reading their Facebook Fan Page [Facebook] and I was just reminded how much people like to complain.  Love them or hate them, OPI has made the decision to be sold by only approved professional salons and stores.  Trade Secret (which I just recently found out is a national chain) is one of these approved professional salons, and I'm lucky enough to have one only 30 miles away from me.

Back to today's nails.  Flower-to-Flower is a Barbie pink with this teeny tiny silver shimmer from OPI's Summer Flutter collection.  It's so subtle indoors that I thought this was a creme at first!  I used a base coat of Seche Natural, and 2 thin coats of Flower-to-Flower.  I may have been able to get away with just one coat, but I went with 2 to be safe.  I really do like the brush design of OPI.  Instead of being round, it's nearly flat so that you have this nice wide brush to work with.  Am I making sense?  Megan from Little Music Boxes has actually taken the time to take pictures of all the nail polish brushes she has [here].  Who knew there were so many ways to make a nail polish brush?

I didn't have any issues with application - even with my super nubbins!  I have to apologize - my hands are in horrible shape.  For the past 3 weeks, I've been working on my house (I'm buying it), and I've been staining and painting and moving and scraping and cleaning and yes I'm a mess.  Dry rough cuticles, stubby nails, you name it.  I'm a slight wreck.

First some sun pictures:
Boy do I hate super nubbins.  But look at that pink and that shimmer!  It's eye catching without screaming neon.  Also, before you ask, the reason (I think) that I have a black label (that's missing the ingredients flap) is because this bottle came straight from OPI as a press sample.

My fingers look all clumsy - it's the stress!

This is in the shade (!) and you can really see how hot of a pink it is.

Very subtle shimmer.

Now, I did use a top coat (as always!).  Last time I tried OPI, I had issues with using Seche Vite, so on my right hand, I used Seche Vite like normal.  On my left (swatching) hand, I used OPI Rapi-Dry Top Coat that came with one of my OPI Minis packages I purchased.  It's a teeny tiny bottle, check it out.
Only 1/8th of a Fl Oz or 3.75 mL.  In comparison as you can see, a bottle of OPI is 0.5 Fl Oz or 15 mL.  I put on one coat of OPI RapiDry, went outside to take my pictures (which was about 5 minutes) and came back in to touch my nails with my other hand.  The polish didn't wrinkle, pull or smudge.  I'm doing a slight wear test to see how it works in the morning but so far, so good!

I think this color would also be perfect for younger women - maybe it's just because I'm looking at my super nubbins and thinking "little girl", haha.  Either way, total win.

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].  

Disclosure: The product[s] in this post was [were] provided to me by the company for consideration.  For more information, please read this post.