My HG neutral nail colour!
One coat gives a shiny, natural-looking nail.
Multiple coats gives a beigy shiny opaque colour.
There's no shimmer or shine. As with all OPI, application is good, minimal streaking.
I am cool and pale toned so its hard to find a non pearly, non shimmery, not to pink, not to brown your nails but better color however I found this and its perfect! 2 thin coats give me the look a natural nails but shiny and gorgeous. I would describe this as a super pale beige peach cream. Its not terribly exciting but its a classic nude / neutral. I love it as a base shade for french manis.
For me, this is the perfect nude shade. I have yellow/olive undertones but am fairly pale and two or three coats of this shade give me a flawlessly natural look. Just like the actual shade of my nails, but a little bit better. They sort of reminded me of the underside of seashells; a soft, glowing peachy pink. In my experience, OPI polishes really stay put so no complaints in that department. Price is steepish, but the bottle will last for a few months anyway.
This is an OK polish color. Not the best - not the worst.. It is a pretty, nude, non-glittery, everyday kind of color that is understated and always a classic. This is peach/beige colored, but not really a sophisticated "I am choosing opaque beige polish" kind-of beige, just kind-of simple and clean, IMHO. I applied three coats and still got a few streaks so not HG but still good. It would be the perfect job interview polish that shows you care about your personal appearance - a basic.
I love the clean, classic look this polish gives. I think anybody can wear this color. This will never go out of style.
I hate to be one of the lone dissenters...but this shade simply did not work for me. It made my nails look yellow! Maybe it's a combo of my skintone (pale yellow-toned) and the fact that my nails yellow easily, but I really need nudes with a little more pink or mauve to them. I must admit this shade looks beautiful in the bottle, I just think it might work better for someone with more medium or olive-toned skin. I may try 3-4 coats to see if it looks better when it's opaque, as a previous poster suggested, but I can't see why I'd go to so much trouble when there are so many nudes to choose from. I'm still giving it a "4" for the usual OPI quality and because this shade seems to flatter most other people. For now, I'll stick with Passion!
Finally, the nude I have been looking for! My nails look clean and perfectly manicured. Its been 4 days too and still no chips (a first ever for me!), and even if they were chips the color is so natural you get away with it.
YES! I've been looking for this shade for a long time. I finally find the perfect nude color for my pale, warm toned skin. It seems like everything is too pink or if it's not pink is overcompensating with too much orange or brown, yuck. Samoan Sand is so perfect and lovely, it's a sheer beige color that goes on not at all yellow (miracle of miracles) and looks polished and french mani worthy with one coat and a chic quiet nude at 3 coats. Out of all the nudes and sheers I've tried this one comes closest to true "nail color." LOVE it!
OK, yeah, sometimes even I like to go neutral. This isn't my fave for a plain color, but it's good for a french manicure. It's a pretty apricot creme that's not too plain to be ignored. I believe you can still get this in Target or Giant, but you can probably get it in supply stores, too, since it's pretty classic.
HG status. This shade flatters my skintone so perfectly! I put on two coats and it looks like I just had my nails manicured by a pro. This is sheer, but not so much so that I have to apply several layers for any color to show up. Nope, not all. Two coats is all I need. I will continue to repurchase this again and again. It looks clean and classy. Perfect for work and every day.