Love Each Other is the perfect top coat for creme lacquers/polishes. It dries very quickly, application is a cinch, and leaves behind a very subtle purple/pink/hint of blue shimmer. I love this and put it on top of everything because it dries so fast and provides a very tough top coat. It also works well alone and dries very shiny and looks lovely on natural nails. Think opalescent. I recommend this to everyone!
Black Shatter is a very cool polish that when worn over your choice polish creates a very cool shattered effect, letting the color beneath show through. I enjoy this polish, but it is rather thick and after a few uses gets a little difficult to work with. The pros are that it dries very fast, gives you a fun look and is great to swipe over a chipped mani for a fresh look that requires minimal work. It is very pricey (for me, at least), so I probably wouldn't throw down another $10 for another bottle when I can get it's competition for as low as $6. I also feel like the competition goes on a little more smoothly due to it's thinner consistency. Better for long nails, as the black seems to drastically shorten the appearance of the nail.
Space Cadet is an interesting and unusual ultra holographic lacquer from Orly's Cosmic FX collection. It appears burgundy in some light and angles and green in other lights and angles. It is definitely a difficult one to describe. The brush is narrow but since the lacquer is so thin it provides a very sheer streak free first coat. It takes me about four coats to get an opaque coverage, but it is really beautiful. If you are looking for something unique, this is it. Despite all the dupes floating around, this color is very easy to apply and dries quickly so you can apply four coats in a few minutes. I don't find this lacquer to be difficult to remove.
For Audrey is a Tiffany box blue (robins egg blue) color that looks great on every skin tone I have seen it on. The brush is narrow which, for this polish, proves to make the lacquer a bit streaky for the first coat. The second coat makes the color really pop and looks true to the color in the bottle. The consistency is a bit thicker than some other China Glaze lacquers, which I think also contributes to the streakiness in the first coat. But that's just me being nit picky. The color makes up for any problems you might have during application. Trust me. The pictures do not do this color justice. It is gorgeous in person. Perfect for almost any occasion, and likely to get you and your lovely nails some attention and maybe a few questions about the color.
Alpine Snow is what I would consider a true white lacquer. The brush is moderately thick, which is something I like about O.P.I. I have very pale skin to begin with, and white washes me out. But that is not my only problem with this lacquer. The consistency is thick and goopy. The application, for me, is an absolute nightmare. It is the streakiest lacquer I have ever used and in overall application experience it falls below the cheapest nail polishes on the market. It takes three coats just for me to get this semi even, four coats for max coverage. It is such a drag I wouldn't even bother giving it to a darker complected friend knowing what a pain in the tush the application is.
This gorgeous shimmering duochrome dusty rose/gold lacquer is from China Glaze's Urban Chic collection. Awakening is a very fun color for summer and fall, because of the gold shimmer and because it is not glittery like most holiday polishes. It has a very narrow brush like most, if not all, China Glaze lacquers; however, I find that the narrow brush combined with the smooth thin consistency of the lacquer makes for a streak free application. It is quite sheer and takes three coats to be completely opaque and full coverage. Looks great on pretty much every skin tone. I love the color and wear it very often. This is pretty much my go to polish, because you can never mess this one up!
Fifth Avenue is a muted creme pink-brown. Like most China Glaze lacquers, this has a fairly thin/narrow brush that takes me a few strokes just to cover my wider nails. It has a smooth consistency and tends to be a bit runny, but it proves to be very opaque and two coats does it for me although you could probably get away with one. I love this color! Since it is muted and sophisticated, I feel like you could get away with wearing this one in an office setting. Wear with a base and top coat. I find that when I don't wear China Glaze with a base coat the lacquer peels off in large pieces. A top coat will add extra protection from peeling.
I am not a huge fan of this cranberry color, but the application is a dream. The brush is small and easy to maneuver, the polish is streak free and fairly opaque. You could easily get away with only one coat, because it gives you full coverage. I would recommend using a base coat even if you normally don't, just to make sure this polish won't stain your nails. This isn't one that I use a lot, but it is definitely worth your time and money if you love deep reds/cranberries.
This color is from O.P.I's Hong Kong collection from 2010. It is a light pink-lavender that compliments almost every skin tone, although I feel like it is not as complimentary on fair skin like mine. I have had this bottle for a little over a year and despite having it so long I have used it maybe once or twice. The overall application of this lacquer is decent. It is a little runny but applies smoothly with no clumps or pulling; however, I did find my first coat to be a tad streaky. Two coats will give you an opaque fairly even coverage. The brush is on the larger side, but since I have wide fingernails I can appreciate the brush. Smaller nails might get away with one swipe of the brush. It does not take as long as other O.P.I lacquers to dry.