OPI Nail Polishes

4.2

421 reviews

82% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS



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Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I love the OPI brush. It's big and easy to use and makes the application faster and more even. My issue is just that, for some colors, when the polish dries and within the next few days of wearing, the color changes (usually becomes darker than original). That is a bit disappointing. Have any others experienced this?



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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I love OPI nail colors. I love that they are highly pigmented. I love the brush and cap. Very easy to apply and hold. Two coats of color gives me a deep color.
Like some here, my OPI mani will chip within hours. At 10.00 a bottle, that made me mad.
So I've done a bit of experimenting and my OPI at home mani has been holding up well.
After removing old polish, I scrub my nails,with soap and warm water to remove traces of polish remover. I dry the nails, then go over them with alcohol, then blast them with my hair dryer.
Then I'll apply a coat of OPI, then dry the coat with my hair dryer on low. I've discovered this has helped me cut waaay down on the ridiculous drying time with OPI.
Then I'll repeat with second coat.
After that, I've started applying Sally Hansen Miracle Gel top coat. Only one coat, or you'll get bubbles.
I might go out in the sun to cure it, or use my hair dryer with the infrared heating on low.
This sets the polish quickly and I've been very pleased.
I've seen some reviews about chipping and polish thickness, and wanted to share what's been working for me with OPI.
Like some of y'all I had the same issues with OPI. Ihad it chip in under an hour before. Grrr.
Hope this might help someone.
Forgot to add...I know this sounds labor intensive for a mani/pedi, but my mani has lasted two weeks so far. I'm going to have to remove it not because of chipping, but because if nail growth!
My pedi has lasted almost a month. I had surgery and have been unable to do my toes.
I've washed dishes without gloves, cleaned mirrors...I've been pretty rough on this mani and I'm really suprised it's lasted this long.
It's a first for me....and I think mostly it's that Miracle Gel top coat abd the nail prep.

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

The colors are beautiful and there are many to choose from, I'll give them that. It's always easy to find an OPI polish in just the color you're looking for... but the drying time is terrible. Easily the worst of any I've tried and I've probably used a dozen brands! It's a shame that these are the most popular polishes at the local nail salons because I end up having to pick a color I'm not crazy about (or bring my own) because the majority are OPI and I'll end up with smeared, smudged nails. China Glaze, Essie, and even a lot of the low-end brands dry faster. What good is it to have polish that's pretty and chip-resistant if it smears an hour after it's applied? Drying sprays don't help much, and UV-activated topcoats just make your nails feel less tacky so you think you can start gently going about your business and... oops, huge smears. Seriously, if you have artificial acrylic nails and don't have all afternoon to sit there doing and touching nothing, go with Essie, or absolutely anything else. On natural nails the dry time is slightly better but it's still longer than the alternatives.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I recently received a couple of bottles of OPI polish as a gift, and needless to say I was reminded of why I only buy Essie polish. I HATE holding the OPI brush handle, using the wide brush itself, and the gloppy formulation of the polishes. I don't understand why so many people like this brand...it's average at best. I find the formulation of Essie polishes to be far superior, the handle and brush are more comfortable and easier to use, and the longevity of the applied polish lasts so much longer than OPI. Not an OPI fan.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

Best nail polish


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Red, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Grey

Just bought 'go with the lava flow' from OPI, it is my first non-drugstore nailpolish and I love it.
I aply it in two layers and the colour and gloss is really nice.
Unfortunately it is a bit expensive.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

In my mind, OPI is the gold standard for nail polishes as far as color and quality. It's the brand that I compare all others to.

They release several collections every year, and each year there are always a handful of OPI must-haves.

A large portion of my collection is OPI and I know I will continue to buy this brand in the future.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Hell yes, theese are everything you could possibly ask of a nail polish.
I mean, just the names is reason enough to make a purshase!
Go for it, get collection after collection :)


Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Red, Relaxed, Coarse

Eyes: Hazel

The huge problem I've had with biting my nails because of anxiety has only had one solution in the last month; to paint them as pretty as possible so I won't touch them and let them grow! I have been collecting and using nail polishes from many different brands and so far this brand has surprised me the most pleasantly of all!
The variety of colors is amazing and their quality too!
I got the colors My Cherry Amour (Gumdrops) and You're S-Teal The One. The first one is a dark magenta color with holographic glitter that dries matte and it looks GORGEOUS; the second one is an intense, bright, metallic blue with very fine shimmer.
These polishes are great quality; very pigmented, and they dry fast. I got the two colors in one pack at Marshalls for $6. Definitely watch out for this brand!


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm

Hair: Other, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Hazel

It's a pretty standard nail lacquer, and the formula isn't all that great for the price of it. Chips, needs multiple coats, brush is decent. It's not as impressive as you'd expect for the price. I have to touch it up every other day. Light colours need 3-4 coats. What I do love about OPI? THE PINKS. Also, THE REDS. They have so many different pinks and reds, and each one of them is lovely. Nice purples as well.




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