|Would buy this product again.||82%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This is a bronzey black based polish full of multi-colored micro glitter. This is a really cool unique polish. It needs 2 to 3 coats. If you don't like a straight black polish this is a fun black to have instead.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
$OPI how I love thee ....
This is probably one of the more unique shades in my stash of 950+ shades. Absolutely hands down mind-blowingly STUNNING! It's deep brown, slightly blackened, and has a rainbow of multi colored/iridescent micro glitter with a subtle holographic twinge to it. Absolutely amazing! This is a great shade for fall winter. Great on it's own, and easily blinged up to the next dimension if you're frisky enough to add something like OTD Gold Glitter topcoat for a little added oomph! Definitely one of the best $OPI shades released. Tragedy that this stunner was LE. A great addition to my stash!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
This just isn't black it is many colors depending on the view. The sparkles are gorgeous. This polish looks flawless like you really can't go wrong. This is also a nice way to go black without completely going black if you arn't totally into straight black polishes. This is black with attitude. A must have for any nail polish addict.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This is my favorite nail polish that I own. The look of the polish is indescribably amazing. It's kind of like a soft, warm black that you can barely even see because of all the multi-colored glitter and bronze flakies. The formula is great. Consistency is not too thin or not too thick, the glitter spreads evenly, full opacity is reached in 2 coats, and it stays on longer than most of my other polishes. If you're into glitter on the nails, this is a must have. If you're interested in playing around with glitter, this polish is a great one to start with, as it's glam without being totally overwhelming. Highly recommended!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Blue
I bought 212 in a NYC Sephora back in November - I think it was a limited edition for the festive season.
This is a very unique colour in my collection: It's a super shiny black with multi-coloured glitter. The black base colour has a subtle shimmer to it too, so it morphs from black, dark chocolate, gunmetal to a dark, dull green-based grey, depending on the light.
I'm usually wary when it comes to glitter in any makeup product, but the glitter particles here are so fine; they reflect the light to give more of a shiny, high polished look, rather then screaming glitter ball. Whenever I wear 212 I keep staring at my hands and daydreaming...
I regret not buying a back-up bottle of this.
Using my usual base and top coats this polish will last me around 2/3 days with only minimal wear; but Iím tough on my nails (self powered wheelchair user), so it will probably last longer on other people.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I wanted this every since I first heard about it being released exclusively the Sephora 212 store. But even when it became available online, I just couldn't take the plunge. I've heard some people say it is really ugly, and not seeing it in real life makes it hard to judge. Also $OPIs are $9 each, which I think it just ridiculous. First of all, why are they more then regular OPIs? And even still, I have a general rule of thumb that I won't pay more then $5 for a nail polish. I am an avid collector and nail board regular, and I can buy salon brands for around half price from e-tailers, sales, and I have a local salon supply that sells salon brands for even less then the e-tailers, so it really seems high compared to what I am used to paying. However, I was ordering from Sephora online to take advantage of a promo and needed exactly $9 to get free shipping. I took it as a sign and ordered.
So, I get it in the mail, and when I opened the box, I was INSTANTLY EXCITED! I knew I was going to love it right away. I have around 600 nail polishes, and nothing is even close to this!
The color - it's a black brown base. It has multiple kinds of shimmer: there is a small-ish shimmer, larger pieces of holographic glitter, and flakes like that in the much coveted Sally Hansen hidden treasure all mixed into a jelly black-brown base: all things that would make any NBer weak in the knees! Some people descibe it has hacing a greenish tinge, but I don't see that on me. The flakies reflect sort of ornagish, making it look a little warm. It is pretty dark, so at first it looks black, but when you look at is closely, it clearly is not. I wore it to work and my students (who are so cute!) decided it is like a very dark bronze overall. I think that is a pretty good discription as well.
The wear - I wore this the week that I taught a week of sewing camp with the kids. I use my hands A LOT and nail polish lasts about a day when I do this because I am pinning, seam ripping and taking machine apart. This did not chip at all. after about 3 days I did have very noticable tip wear, but it was easily touched up. The pic I posted above is on day 4, when I touched up the tips and added a Konad design, and I dont think you can tell I did any touching up at all - I really like that.
The packing - meh. not a fan. I prefer the standard OPI bottle shape and pro-wide brush. The handles on these I find are awkward and feel like they are cheaper then the standard OPI bottle - which doesn't makes since, again, because they cost more. Also, the brush on my is really unruly! There are a few that stick out, I might exchange it for a new bottle.
Overall, I think this a beautiful polish, with great wear-time that is truly unique. I think it should be in any die-hard polish addicts collection. Just wishes it wasn't so overprices and that the packing was better.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Did Sephora bring this color back for fall/winter 2010? Anyway I picked this up a few weeks ago. I dunno if it's been reformulated since 2009, because it doesn't seem to have such an obvious greenish cast like the photos on here show. It definitely looks black/very dark gray in the bottle, but on the nails it looks like a smokey gray with a tiny hint of olive green. Regardless, I do love this color - it's unique and the glitter is quite pretty, especially in the sun. Application was smooth and it dried pretty quickly. What blew me away about this product is how long it lasted... I literally went nearly 9 DAYS without ANY chipping. I mean, not even a hit of tip wear! This is like industrial strength polish! Downside is, of course, it was a pain to remove. But if you're looking for a low maintenance polish that will last forever, this might be it. It's probably great for vacations!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Green
Ok as to the ummm highly hautey reviews saying this is not a polish for women- well this woman begs to differ. Fortunately while I receive all the mags and reads the blogs , I am no slave to trends. I tend to have my own opinions on how I fashion myself. I am 34 and adore this color. Whatever the base color genuinely is, it appears to have a greenish cast and is refreshingly complex. Good job on this one! I was saddened by the lack of showy glitter in my MAC F/W forecast polishes so this was gratifying.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I had to return it because the glitter was too much for me. I needed 3 coats to make the color look even and of course....3 coats of glitter...way to much. I think it's a good polish for a teenager.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
At 36 I'm not much of a glitter girl but this is true love for me. I don't see any green. Even DH said, "love your bronze nails." Application is tricky. I did 2 coats and then noticed 3-4 bald spots the next day. Going on day 5 and no chips!!! I used gelous and SV and Barielle ME on day 2. The large orangish flakies are stunning. If you like a more subdued polish but want some pizazz (lol) try this!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is pretty and unique, when you want to do something more festive than just the regular dark polish. I noticed people were saying it had a greenish look to it- it's actually a dark gray/almost black base, but the fine gold glitter gives it a greenish cast. It also has fine holographic glitter which makes it even more interesting! I love the color (I use 2-3 coats to get it looking like the bottle), just wish it stayed on a little better I guess, like didn't fade at the tips after a day or 2, or show minor chips. Maybe I need to switch up my top coat or something. Anyway, I would get it again!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I was attracted by it being a limited edition polish and its unique color. I first saw it on sephora.com with good reviews. The picture on the website looks very pretty too. The different sizes and colors of glitter look very sparkly in the bottle. I tried it on immediately! The base color is a very dark almost black (but not black) color with many glitters with each stroke of application. The glitters were scattered evenly. I was a bit disappointed in the base color expecting it to be more black. The color reminds me of space or the galaxy. It's unique, but not a color to rave about.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Hazel
I expected to hate this polish. I got it because it was unique and hard to get. When I put it on the first time- OMG I am in LOVE with it
The base color is black, but the shimmer is gold. There are small holographic glitters in it, but flakes of copper that are extremely thin as well. It sounds awful, but on the nails, the whole thing comes together with nuances that are absolutely gorgeous. I need about two coats to look really nice- not the usual three that many polishes need which drives me nuts.
Stays on well, and the marvelous part is that this is the one black that I can wear with warm autumn colors even as intense as metallic rust. I really love this color. It is one of the most beautiful nail polish colors that I own. I would buy it again in a heartbeat.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
What a train wreck.
I thought this would be (sorry to do this in yet another review), like a Lippmann polish, and just beyond juicy wonderful. Hot. Sexy. Sophisticated. Devil may care.
Talk about cheap high school trash . . . sorry, but this is just horrible for anyone with a wit of savvy.
It's not the black, which is very trend on, and not the shimmer per se, it's the size of the damn glitter. GHASTLY, like something you used in grade school on homemade Christmas tree card ornaments, which some of us made.
This is why Lippmann is 16 bucks a bottle: for a polish like this to work, the glitter's got to be micro glitter, and that costs beaucoup de bucks to produce.
If this would have been black packed with iridescent micro glitter, it would have delivered a majorly hot polish . . .
instead, there's this huge, chunky, cheap, horrid glitter that's about as ugly as it gets.
And it's impossible to get off, because that glitter is like something from a craft store.
Let the girls have their fun.
This one's not for women.
ETA: Went into Sephora this past weekend, and tried on this nice blackened shimmer polish .... and liked it a lot. It was 212. The glitter in this demo bottle was about a quarter of the size of the bottle I originally purchased from Sephora online ..... and much more wearable than the bottle of craft store size glitter filled polish I originally purchased.
So to those who think I am just a snooty patootie, writing "haughty reviews," raspberries to you and keep begging. This haughty woman loves it when people when others "beg to differ." Obviously, the production of this polish can be inconsistent, as seen in the some of the reviews here ....
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Such a unique color! The color is a greyish base with a green reflection. It's full of various flecks of rainbow glitter/shimmer. It's chunky while still smooth in application.
EDIT: Wow, 6 days and still no chips! This is the longest lasting polish I own!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
For a Limited Edition, Sephora namesake color, this is devastating. First, it's not glitter or little flecks of color - it's like big, chunky, pieces of glitter throughout the nailpolish. And it's a weird, chocolate grey color. Two coats was not enough, three made it look goopy and scary. I was so anxious to buy this that I got it the second I received the email it was in stock online. It's not good, ladies, consider yourself warned. It looks like a polish you'd buy to wear to a Halloween party - and that's it. And it will take you forever to remove it.... Overall, this is just bad.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I was suckered into getting this too after seeing the ad on the sephora website at check out (great marketing technique). It shows up more like a dark chocolate brown because of all the gold and copper flecks. I love how the size of the flecks vary. Makes it much more grown up with an edgy elegance! Goes on smoothly. Two coats and I was done! Hope Sephora comes out with more multi-dimensional nail polishes!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I never even heard about this nail polish (shows how much I care about nail trends lol), but when I was checking out my purchases at sephora.com (friends and family sale) they showcased this at the bottom. I checked it out and thought it was cool, so I purchased it. To be honest, even though I gave it a 5, I was a little disappointed with the overall color. The different glitters are super super cool, but the gold specks make the polish green/olive from a far. That is nice and all, but I was hoping for less gold glitter, or larger sparser chunks and more of a dark black opaque background. The reddish/bronze flakes are my favorite. They are so unique and add so much dimension because they vary in size. The glitter helps the polish stay on longer, and I am sure the OPI Sephora formula helps with that too. It does not feel rough when applied, and is quite thin at first, but later thickens (shows up more opaque). Don't get me wrong, even though I could do with more black nail polish and less gold, I really love this polish. I probably could wear it everyday without a problem. In some ways it does remind me of tacky glitter nail polish for middle school girls, but it is chic enough for most to wear nicely.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Gorgeous color. I am stocking up on this limited edition. Reminds me of another of my favorites, My Private Jet, but it is more colorful. I've had a lot of fun with 212 by putting Creative Nail Design Special Effects on it, and it looks really neat as a matte - - try a coat of Essie's Matte About You.
Colors like this that apply perfectly and need only two coats for full effect make me really love being a girl and being able to be playful with my nails.
BTW- - the overall effect is not super glossy patent black, so if black tends to scare you, this is softer and might just be a delightful surprise.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Other, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
LOVE THIS! The color is a smokey black with copper flecks and multi colored sparkles. It is truly fabulous. Applies evenly and looks great! Good for hands and toes. I've gotten tons of compliments on this. I highly suggest purchasing a bottle!