Out of all of the nude nail polishes I own, DPMB, my most recent acquisition, is the most 'brownest' nude. When I compare it to my favourite, OPI 'Samoan Sand', I can see that SS is more of beige-peach nude, and DPMB is a brown-nude. Nevertheless, I really like it. The application is excellent, it's one of the most opaque nudes I've tried, being completely opaque in 2 coats with no dragging or bubbling issues thanks to the wide brush. I feel that it doesn't clash with my NC25 skintone nor does it make me look sallow. It's just a lovely, inoffensive nude shade.
This doesn't look at pink as the picture on my warm (very light) skin tone. It is a nude and is great for work when I have to be more conservative. Other than that, it is not that different or special.
this is exactly the colour of my skin and I would class it as the perfect french manicure beige for those who find most sheer french manicure type shades too rosy. It is still slightly sheer after 3 coats on me but I find it ends up bubbling with 3 coats so stick to just two to get a more even finish. Pretty, universal polish for yellow skin tones but nothing totally unique in anyway. Do not recommend for those who are cool toned as you will not like this shade.
I really love this beige neutral! The wide brush is the best!! 3 strokes & the mani is perfect! This is a 2 coater & the wear was one of the best! If I'm careful & reapply a top coat everyday I can get this polish to last 4 or 5 days.
I was looking for an opaque not too peachy nude and bought Don't Pretzel My Buttons, I'm so - so about it, really.
Haven't much to say about the formula, application, brush, packaging. Standard OPI, always perfect.
I'm still not sure if I like the color, though. It's a quite pale, WARM nude. I have fair skin, mostly neutral but with slight warm undertones (nowhere near as yellow as MAC NCs, though)
Don't Pretzel My Buttons has it's moments, manages to make my hands look very elegant or corpse-like according to the light. Won't repurchase.
Great consistency.... colour is a little more pink based then Samoan sand (not greatly noticeable, but when compared side by side) .... so it would come down to skin tone on this one in regards to preference.... I would say this is a little brighter than samoan sand.... but samoan sand is more opaque even with one coat. This is in my experience. I love both colours though. I am tanned,olive skin toned- so I would say I lean towards Samoan sand... but I received compliments with both these colours. This colour makes me think of a ballerina.
My favourite nude! Just wanted to say that kat7inka's review was wrong, as the polish is not thick or clumpy, she simply had bought an old/dried out bottle of it and should use a thinner. The consistency of it is light, not too runny, easy to work with. Requires 2 (occasionally 3) coats. It is perfect for warm skin tones and I cannot compliment it enough. Best nude ever :)
I take one star off for not lasting long on the nails.
Like ChynaGirl I'm astonished about the positive reviews for this one. I have and love Samoan Sand, only it's slightly too dark for me in winter, and sometimes I wish it was less transparent. DPMB seemed to be the perfect choice then - slightly paler and more opaque. Well, I'm sorry to say it, but it could easily take the prize as the worst nail polish I've ever had.
The polish is thick and feels like glue. Because the polish is so thick it makes the brush separate during application which makes the result very (VERY) streaky. Two coats is still streaky and also looks unattractively thick and clumsy. I then added a bit of nail polish thinner (ten drops) to the bottle, shaked well and tried again. Same result. Then I added thirty drops of thinner, shaked well, waited ten minutes and gave it another try. Same result. Then I threw the bottle away. I simply don't know anybody I dislike enough to gift them with this polish.
The experience made me remember why I last year promised myself never to buy another polish from OPI. They spit out so many bottles every year and are so keen to be on trend that their quality control apparently can't keep up. There are simply too many misses from this company.
This is my "go to" shade. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Don't Pretzel My Buttons. It is perfectly opaque with two coats and OPI's formula is wonderful. I can't say enough about this product. Drying time is fantastic and the color is just gorgeous. It's honestly the PERFECT nude color. Looks classy and professional. I'd say it's the perfect way to spruce up your nails without looking like you're trying too hard.
I'm really quite surprised at all the great comments for this polish. Today was my first time trying OPI EVER and I just received in the post the Ger-Minis collection and DPMB was the first color I wanted to try. I couldn't wait to put it on. I'd always heard how great the OPI brush is, the application, the wear, etc. Well, first of all, the brush is a HUGE disappointment. It separated into single strands, individual brush hairs wouldn't lay flat, some longer, some shorter. Although the polish is creamy and opaque, it's goopy and gloppy and went on in streaks. So much so that I needed three coats (four on some nails) to get full coverage. It's taking forever to dry, even with a quick-dry topcoat. And, to top it off, it's bubbling up as it dries.
The ONLY redeeming factor is the color, which isn't much when the polish application anyway doesn't look nice. Needless to say, I would NOT recommend this nor try it/buy it again. My BIG regret is I have nine more OPI colors that I bought... I'm wondering if they'll all be like this one, or was this just a fluke? I think maybe I'll go back to the most perfect polishes, Nails Inc. and China Glaze. Can't ask for a better brand than either of those two.