OPI's Festive Fuchsia was a Trade Secret exclusive for the 2009 holiday season. In the bottle it looks to be a medium-dark raspberry with red undertones (along the lines of OPI's Meep-Meep-Meep or You Only Live Twice); however, it has microflecks of gold and fuchsia as well. Once applied to the nail, on my light complexion with slight yellow undertones, this polish turned to a warm Christmas-y redded fuchsia. While this was not the color I expected (other reviews and online blog pictures show it as a fuchsia or raspberry color), this was a very welcome surprise. My skin tends to pull more red if there are red undertones in any polish. The gold microfine glitter mixes with the other colors in this polish and gives it a microglittery, shimmery, glowy finish. Application was very smooth and even without any streaking; however, it did take four coats to complete opacity and bottle color. I was able to get a week of wear out of this polish with Seche Vite over the top. I would definitely buy this one again.
Trade secret Christmas exclusive for 2009.
This polish totally reminds me of China Glaze Strawberry fields but a darker version. It is a lovely deep fuchsia with gold and fuchsia glitter throughout it. In the bottle the glitter looks highly noticeable. I bought this purely by seeing a bottle picture, it was so amazing to look at a fuchsia packed full of glitter….. OMG I was NOT disappointed when I put it on…. It is absolutely stunning!!!!
The application of the polish is wonderful. Not too thick and not too thin.
The first coat goes on well but a little streaky however the second coat fixes it all up. The final look on the nail is a lovely shimmer glossy fuchsia. I have to say the glitter doesn’t seem as apparent on the nail as it does in the bottle…. However I am still in love with this colour!
The wear and tear of this polish is great. I went a whole week without a chip and the colour still looked lovely and glossy.
Overall I love this colour, would I buy it again… you bet… I just bought a back up bottle!