I'm an OPI fan through and through, but this colour has disappointed me. My initial reaction when I wore it was "I feel like a smurf". The consistency of the polish is very watery and overall I was not a fan of how it applied. For all the hype online, I really wish I could like it. Waste of $20.
I know it's stupid to have ONE favourite nail polish colour, but this colour is definitely.. well at least.. my favourite blue so far. It's just looks so flattering on me.
When I put on the first coat, I did a "Oh my, this is not what I like..." it was a streaky hot mess. but I put on a second coat, and the color began to even out. It really surprised me. I would say do 3 coats to be safe, but I use thick coats, and wait for them to dry in between, and 2 was actually enough for me.
The blue is gorgeous. I absolutely love it.
Beautiful polish with a great color, but I was disappointed with the formula. I usually use Essie for creme polish, and I love their formula, but this polish was watery, streaky, and gloopy all at once. It was difficult to get an even and smooth application, and took a while to dry. I had to use thicker coats just to make it even which resulted in some bubbling. It's not so bad that I'll stop using the polish - the color is really wonderful - but all in all, not the best. I do like how shiny it is when it dries, though, even without a topcoat.
So I have mixed feelings about this polish. It is a gorgeous royal blue. I absolutely love the colour. The colour is a 5/5 but the application is like a 3/5. It goes on streaky, and is a bit watery. There is no way on Earth you could get away with only one coat. I did two coats on my nails, and needed a third coat for a couple of nails. It wasn't a complete nightmare to put on, by any means, but it wasn't as nice as it should be.
So I'd still recommend this polish, the colour is definitely worth the less-than-ideal application.
I love blues, especially on my nails. Dating a Royal by OPI is a beautiful matte navy blue. It reminds me of the blue used often in nautical themes. I love using this color on my nails because it isn't loud or obnoxious. Its a perfect color on the finger nails for the summer. Its a basic in my nail collection, I use it all the time! Matte nail polishes are absolutely an essential.
Dating a Royal is a very chic color. It is a creamy dark blue color that requires about 3 coats to be fully opaque. This color does not need any decoration - simply wear 3 coats of it over short nails (I like my nails filed into a square-like shape).
Give it a try! You won't be disappointed.
Great blue color. Looks good on my warm skin tone. Needs two coats to achieve the color.
I like blues, but I just generally feel like they aren't the best colors for me. Something about my yellow-toned skin just seems to clash with them. However, I love this beautiful royal blue shade! It's dark enough not to make me feel like a preteen, and luckily doesn't give me the dreaded lobster hands. The formula is fantastic on this particular polish. I think I could get away with one medium coat, but I generally do two thin coats of all polishes. No streaks, no bubbling, and the wear time is typical of OPI. I always use basecoat and topcoat, and I don't seem to have any staining issues either. This is a fall/winter only shade for me, but I'm glad to have it in my collection.
I love Dating a Royal! Its such a nice polish and great if you're looking for a blue thats not navy, but not too light either. Its also great if you feel like wearing a colour that doesn't have shimmer in it, because its so rich and pigmented and opaque.