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rated 4.3(188 reviews)

  • Average Rating: 4.3
  • 86% would buy again
  • Package Quality: 4.4
  • Price: $$$

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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 10/8/2009 6:00:00 PM More reviews by Ilse333

Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure Hair: Other, Other, Other Eyes: Green

It took me a while to buy this, despite its many glowing reviews, because it looked so bland in the bottle. And it looked a bit whitish; as if it might go in that jarring dirty-snow color that just looks off on toes. But it doesn't, it comes out a beautiful basic nude that isn't pink or peach but just looks like clean, polished, well-buffed nails. I like it on both my hands and feet and while of course it isn't dramatic or vampy, it is very classic and versatile. It's become my travel polish of choice because it wears well and you can't really tell when it starts to chip or be outgrown.

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rated 4 of 5 on 9/30/2009 11:10:00 AM More reviews by Leslieno1

Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Blond, Other, Other Eyes: Hazel

Too yellow for my fair/pinkish skin. Much yellower than it looks in the bottle.

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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 9/20/2009 7:50:00 PM More reviews by maliastyle

Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown

One of my favorite polishes. It's a nude that isn't totally sheer, and I second all the comments that this looks like your nails but better. It's a milky beige that I'd imagine looks good on a variety of skintones. And like all OPI polishes I've tried, this wears like iron, and doesn't chip or peel - I get about five days of wear with this.

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rated 5 of 5 on 9/7/2009 8:04:00 PM More reviews by traceyadwl

Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Tan, Cool Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown

My favorite nude. Itís subtle without being boring; just clean and polished (no pun intended!) It took forever to find a beige shade that doesnít wash out my NC43 coloring, but after wearing this once I knew that it was HG material! It is a staple in my collection, and appropriate for any season.

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rated 5 of 5 on 8/27/2009 12:09:00 PM More reviews by MsRed

Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Other

This is my fav go-to nail colour for both fingers and toes. I am on my third bottle of this and I buy this shade for all my girlfriends so they can understand my love for it. It is difficult to find a nude for my NC45/C7 colouring, but this fits the bill. I don't match my mani and pedi so this shade off sets or enhances the alternative shade on the opposite extremity. When used on a pedi, my little piggies look fresh, clean and ready to go to the market in an opened toed sandal. I also love how this shade looks against red or maroon clothing; it looks modern and polished.

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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 8/27/2009 11:55:00 AM More reviews by Dori319

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue

I have fair/light skin and this color on my is the perfect nude color that seemed to be so popular either last fall or the fall before that (i can't remember which). anyways.. this color it the perfecect shade to match my light skin and look like nude nails almost but still has enough pink to it to still look like im wearing polish. this was opaque in 2 coats. its not sheer so it looks great as a nude! if you have light skin with pink (instead of brown/tan) undertones.. this is the color for you if you're looking for that nude nail look.

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rated 4 of 5 on 7/21/2009 6:51:00 AM More reviews by abbyyyy

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I use this nail polish as my everyday natural look nail polish, as I don't like to be too bright or draw too much attention to my nails. Goes on a little streaky, but this isn't a problem at all as it dries streak free, making application a breeze for someone with a deft hand (like me!).
Only issue is it feel a bit thin and takes two coats to get the colour to show on my nails, but this sometimes comes as a bonus as just apply one coat gives my nails a really nice natural sheen to them, and a second coat brings out the colour.
I gave the price a three, because OPI polishes are rather expensive, but are well worth the price you pay.
Will surely buy again when I run out.

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rated 5 of 5 on 7/14/2009 9:46:00 AM More reviews by PCA05KAT

Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown

I really like this polish. It is a slight peachy but greyish toned nude. I use this on my toes as I prefer nude clean looking toes to garish brights that I save for my fingers. I'm fair and this looks like I have perfectly pedicured toes. However it does go on streaky upon first application but as soon as it dries it settles in and is not streaky at all. It is the best nude I've used and it is nicely opaque for a nude too.

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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 6/17/2009 7:24:00 PM More reviews by athenasius

Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Curly, Fine Eyes: Green

I bought this when looking for a perfect sheer beige toned nude.

Dior's spring 09 collection had one in the testers, but no product shipped to Canada, so I went searching because this shade isn't too pink or peach or even too dull in the beige tone, it is just right.

When I use it, I don't get chips for about 4 days, almost double the time normal polish starts chipping.

I use a sally hansen nail whitening pencil under my nails and then 2 coats of this on top. A subtle French polish effect because it shows thru just a little.

LOVE this!

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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 6/16/2009 2:05:00 PM More reviews by izzybella

Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown

I can't believe I haven't tried Samoan Sand yet! I've been into OPI polishes for several years now and remember a coworker wearing this color. It was the perfect nude on her and when I asked her what color it was she told me it was SS. Now, over 3 years later I finally ordered it and used it for my mani.

SS is the perfect nude against my slightly tan/warmish complexion. In the past I've used OPI Malaysian Mist, Dulce de Leche (a tad too pink), Nicole/OPI Blush of Adrenaline (a tad too white and $OPI Nonfat Soy Half Caff (a tad too peach), but SS is by far my favorite! It is the perfect balance of white/peach/beige without being too cool or too white. SS will definitely be my new go-to nude polish for everyday wear! continued >>

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