Beautiful almost black, purple-eggplant color. It's an awesome two coater. I reach for this color quite often when I'm in a vampy mood.
It looks hideous at 2 coats, far too dark and granny for me. So I try to make the first coat as opaque as I can. Still, it's kind of drab for me (more drab than I expected) and I don't reach for it very much.
A really unique, bright green that does remind me of clovers, without being grassy. Although in pictures it looks blue, it doesn't come across that way in person. I also really hate the staining it leaves behind. I guess it's worth it, though. But it isn't something I'd wear all the time. Applies smoothly.
I love this blue based purple. It applies much better than the other polishes in its collection (Up&Away) and is dark, but yet bright. The most bluish purple I've come across.
HG true grey creme. This is my only grey, and I'd buy it again and again.
Top/Base Coats -Essie - Good to Go! The Fastest Drying Top Coat
pink3rbellx 6/14/2010 6:23:00 PM
I've used INM Out the Door and seche vite, and I love Good to Go way more than either. I never thought I'd like an essie topcoat as much as I do. To me, essie was known for its annoyingly small brushes and sheer polishes. I was wrong. I didn't expect essie to have made HG topcoat material, but they have. It's shinier than seche and INM (at least in my opinion), which for me is an awesome plus. It's also easier to apply than I thought it would be. The brush seems small at first, but the polish practically applies itself. It dries pretty quickly, I'd say in a minute to three. Something I also love is that it doesn't have an offensive smell. However, there is a problem: it gets goopy halfway through the bottle. No biggie, I just add some thinner. However, it becomes irrepairably thick when approaching 2/3 of the bottle. No amount of thinner can save it (I tried). Even if you get the thin consistency back, it still bubbles, chips, and never dries. This results in having to throw out a fair amount of product. Oh well, though. It's worth it to me. I adore this topcoat and am on my second bottle (approaching the third). No shrinkage, hardly any chipping (I get tiny chips the first two times I use a new bottle which is strange), glossy, great application. For me, it cannot be beat : )
I was torn between this and Rumple's Wiggin, and I'm so glad I bought Funky Dunkey. It's an awesme blurple (cross between blue and purple) that isn't quite as blue as China Glaze's Grape Pop, but almost there. It's bright, but not too bright of course. Really flattering on my pale skin. I love purple nail polishes in general though. Another plus about this product is that it applies like butter. Seriously.
Application is flawless with rbl cremes. Goes on like butter. Now the color.. is just stunning. Amazing on my pale skin, but it'd look good on anyone. It is by no means teal - it is so much more. One has to look at a picture to know what I mean, and even then, it has a way shinier, vibrant yet muted presence in real life. To me, if I had to describe it, I'd call it a navy blue with some green thrown into the batch. It's a STUNNING must have. Barely needed two coats.
Everyone should own this, even if they don't own the Seche Vite topcoat. It works for every polish on the market, and it really works. It turns hard to work with polish into a dream to work with. Advice: add in one drop at a time and shake the bottle to see if one drop is all you need. Usually it is. The most I ever added was two drops and I was scared that I may have ruined the polish - I think one would have probably been better.
I have such a love-hate relationship with this product. I love the color. Normally I'm into bright or dark cremes, but this shimmer is awesome. It's silver with silver shimmer, which sparkles so much that one might be tempted to call it micro-glitter. On those days when I don't want to wear a crazy color on my nails, this is a good color for a clean look. It's also a good color for a dress-up occasion. Really, really good silver. However, I don't have much else to say that's positive. Horrible application - mine was thick and application was splotchy. Three coats for opacity. It also dries so slowly! I use a fast dry top coat that dries every other polish in 5 minutes, but I dented this like twenty minutes later. That's a long time to me, but it would be longer for someone not using a fast dry top coat. The brush is also uneven and crazily thick. I love the thickness of OPI brushes, but this brush is short and thick, and application isn't smooth at all. I wouldn't buy it again; I would try to find a similar color.
My favorite OPI polish. Great application. Two coats gives opacity. This color is so flattering, and it's the prettiest shade of purple I have. It isn't an obnoxious color, but it certainly isn't boring. The color is unique. I love it, and I'd buy it over and over again. By the way, it's also a compliment-getter.
This polish's application is horrible! 4 sheer coats, or two fairly thick coats. However, the color is just gorgeous.. I put up with the application because of it. It reminds me of robin egg's blue.. but nicer, if even a bit lighterl. It's kind of bright, too. It certainly "pops".
This color is "eh". I really do like OPI and thought I'd love this polish - I'm quite fair so I knew it would go well with my skin tone. However, the color isn't really what I expected. It's darker than the bottle, and certainly darker than royal blue, especially indoors. Indoors it looks almost navy blue to me, and my 2 coats weren't thick either. Outdoors, it's much better, but not quite royal blue either. It's more like an inky blue trying to mimic a royal blue. However, it is pretty close, but only when under sunlight. I like it, but I don't think it was worth the ten bucks. It is unique though, I'll give it that.