OPI • Alpine snow • Polishes

rated 3.6(106 reviews)

Average Rating.3.6
Would buy this product again.58%

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rated 4 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* MES on 1/27/2014 11:08:00 PM more reviews by MES

Age: 30-35   Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral   Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Brown    

Bright pure white polish, like white out white. I used this for a french mani and while it's a lovely shade it' not super realistic to use as it is such a pure, bright white. I personally didnt have any issues with streaking and used two coats on the tips of my nails Dried pretty fast. As with other OPI shades it's a tad pricey at $9 a bottle. I could see this being a versatile shade and would great with glitter top coat or mattified.

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rated 1 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* lollsazz on 1/12/2014 9:47:00 AM more reviews by lollsazz

Age: 19-24   Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm   Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium   Eyes: Brown    

One of the worst polishes I ave ever owned. It was streaky even after 4 coats and took a long while to dry to be an OPI polish. I tried to use it for a French manicure, but it was impossible to make it look nice because the polish is so thick - I couldn't manage to paint a 3-4 mm wide stripe perfectly because it dried in the process and made the tip really really thick-looking. I think I can only use this for nail art, which I rarely do since there are many far more important things. So, basically, this is useless to me. Luckily, I got it for cheap. I would not recommend this for those who want to paint their whole nail white - I believe you will need a lot of time, patience and practice to do it well with this polish. If you still would like to go for it, put the brush back into the bottle and turn it upside down a couple of times between each nail to get more even coverage of both the brush and your nail. This can work for a French manicure only if you have a 5+ mm tip - otherwise, there are a LOT of better polishes.

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rated 2 of 5 SophieLoves on 10/13/2013 6:08:00 AM more reviews by SophieLoves

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Blue    

I had high expectations for this polish but was let down, it was really streaky, even after 3 coats. It is a nice white color and it did look good from far away but up close it looks streaky. I wouldn't repurchase. Also it was sooo expensive $20 for a nail polish, no thanks.

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* Minerva10 on 6/12/2013 8:43:00 AM more reviews by Minerva10

Age: 36-43   Skin: Combination, Medium   Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Brown    

This is perfect for a freanch mani! I always find OPI last far longer w/o chipping versus other brands out there. I can't say if this applies streaking as I've never used to polish my entire nail bed. I find two coats on the tips of my nails is enough, topped with a light pinly shade (bubble bath), gives me the perfect french mani. Hate the price though. It's seems everytime I walk into Ulta, the price increase's!

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rated 4 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* Cindi33 on 5/26/2013 7:55:00 PM more reviews by Cindi33

Age: 44-55   Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool   Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Blue    

I love the clean fresh look of this white creme polish for summer. This is a nice crisp white and it isn't too blue or too yellow and goes well with my skintone. I go through a lot of white polishes, sometimes to wear just as polish, sometimes as undies for a neon, sometimes for nail art. I have tended to stick with inexpensive polishes for this such as LA Colors and Wet n Wild but I finally gave in and thought I'd splurge on this higher priced white creme. This is one of OPI's Top Ten Best Sellers. Anyway, this polish formula is creamy and rich and I was able to get better coverage with this and even though it still took 2 coats to get it all even, the formula is nicer and thicker than the others and it is more opaque. This polish is creamy and glides on smoothly but being a white it still streaks some, just not as much as the others I've used (looking at you L.A. Colors). This has a nice thick professional style brush and application is so easy with this. It covers most of my nails in 1 or 2 swipes. I always thought white polish is white polish but this really is an easier formula to work with and it is more opaque requiring less product overall to get the desired look. Repurchase on this is a no. I like this and it works well, but Sally Hansen's White On or Milani White on the Spot is comparable and costs less than half. It's a great polish, but it just isn't worth $8. I mean it's just plain white polish. No sparkle, no shimmer, no inner glow, nothing special, just fresh clean crisp cool white.

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rated 4 of 5 ladyvino on 4/15/2013 5:43:00 AM more reviews by ladyvino

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Combination, Fair   Hair: Black   Eyes: Brown    

Definitely a staple in everyone's stash. Basic stark white. And what else should you expect in a white polish but streakiness? My bottle also gets goopy towards the end of my manicure so I'll have to put some thinner. I find that it levels itself nicely so it may start off streaky but it gets better.

For another OPI alternative, check out "My Boyfriend Scales Walls" it's less... white? I don't know how to describe it but I guess it's not as stark, in-your-face white. Also, Tempest by Cult Nails is a wonderful white. The formula is on point and the "whiteness" is just right. :)

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rated 3 of 5 jadeymac on 4/13/2013 9:14:00 AM more reviews by jadeymac

Age: 19-24   Skin: Other, Olive   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown    

Yes alpine snow can be a streaky, hard to work with mess... But that's only if I'm painting my nails all white which I do very rarely... It takes at least 3 coats... However alpine snow has many other uses and that is what makes it a great polish... Great for nail arts (dots etc.) great for layering under neons pastels etc. To enhance colour. Fantastic under glitter polishes! I especially like to use it under multicolored glitter polishes like confetti :) it's also the best white I have come across for a French manicure :) I combine it with bubble bath and it is perfect for the tips :)

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rated 2 of 5 fulford147789 on 1/6/2013 8:30:00 PM more reviews by fulford147789

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool   Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Hazel    

Hmm this is a tricky one to review. Not bad, but there is comething about the chalky look of it that i dont like even for a white polish! This is streaky, and you have to use more then one coat and take your time with it. I didnt stay on super long for me compared to lots of opis other colors. Wouldnt buy again.

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rated 2 of 5 Rebecca04 on 11/3/2012 12:28:00 AM more reviews by Rebecca04

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Oily, Medium   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown    

I found Alpine Snow extremely extremely streaky. It needs 3 coats for it to look okay on your nails. I ended up using it only to do a french manicure and it started drying out not long after opening it. I purchased Aloha from Essence for a quarter of the price and it was a much better polish.

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rated 4 of 5 polishproblem on 9/19/2012 4:19:00 AM more reviews by polishproblem

Age: 25-29   Skin: Dry, Fair   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Blue    

Don't really get all the comments complaining about streaking; for me this is the only white polish that goes one decent at all. I've mostly used it for french tips and it goes on very nicely. It is, however, just a basic white, so if you aren't so picky for application, you can find a million other white polishes that are less expensive.

I also tried to do Konad stamping with this, but it didn't work very well. For a white stamping polish, stick with the special polishes.

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