This is a bold, bright, hard candy, opaque pink. It also has "subtle pearl lustre" as another reviewer put it and that's the only subtle thing about it. Think "pink vinyl" for your nails. It's also difficult to apply so this is not a nail polish that you can swipe on in a hurry. It streaks easily and the consistency is thick. You have to take your time applying this one.... I use a base coat so that the color goes on more smoothly, apply two coats of Italian Love Affair, and then a top coat. And I allow a lot of time for drying between coats because, again, it's not one you can swipe on in a hurry. I can't decide if I really like this one or if it kind of turns me off. *LOL* When the light hits it a certain way and the pearl lustre shows, it's pretty. But, in other lighting, it looks like a flat, bold, pink. Also, I have light, warm-toned skin so consider that, too. I have no idea how this will look on cool-toned people. In general, I like OPI and if this is your first OPI nail polish, I wouldn't judge them all based on this one. This one is difficult to apply because it's unusually thick (and a somewhat strange color) so make sure to try out a few others before giving up on this line. :-)
I buy the "7 Day" Crest Whitestrips Premium. I really like these strips. They definitely work for me and make my teeth noticeably whiter. And there's a definite way to use these that can help ease the tooth sensitivity and general annoyance of using these strips. There's seemingly a lot of drama here to use them, but this is my method and it works. And it really becomes a no-brainer. 1.) Buy some Sensodyne toothpaste and use it for a few days BEFORE using the actual strips. Make sure to keep using the Sensodyne toothpaste during the week(s) you use these strips. 2.) Do NOT brush your teeth first before putting them on. Just rinse your mouth out with water, try to dry your teeth off as much as possible with a tissue, and then stick the strips on. The drier your teeth, the better they will stick. Make sure that you're near a sink with soap so you can wash your hands immediately after applying the strips to avoid the temporary bleach marks on your fingers. 3.) If you have problems with looking like you've come down with rabies after putting these strips on (saliva getting out of control) put some moisturizing stuff on your lips (Chapstick, Vaseline, etc.), go pile up some pillows on the floor, throw a DVD on, and lay back and watch it with your mouth open slightly. Your saliva will not end up on the strips and the strips won't move. The moisturizer prevents your lips from getting dried out from your slackjawed, cavewoman breathing. 4.) After a half hour, remove the strips and you're done. I always brush my teeth gently afterwards with the Sensodyne toothpaste. I only do these strips once a day and only every other day or so. There is no way I could do these twice a day, every day, without being in too much pain. Patience is the key here (and I'm not a patient person). But, when you're done, that's it. Twice a year is about what you need to do to keep your teeth whiter (at least, that's what seems to be working for me). My only complaint with these is that the strip for your lower teeth is too small so the molars don't get whiter (minus one lippie for that). But, other than that, these work great. I even have a partially fake tooth for one of my front teeth and it didn't leave that one darker or anything. I was worried about that since it doesn't supposedly work on fake dental work. However, I looked evenly whiter through all my teeth that the strips were on. I love the results. Hope this ramble helps! ***** UPDATE on 8/24/2010: This product is now called "Crest 3D White Whitestrips - Advanced Vivid". They fixed it so that the strips now pretty much feel glued onto your teeth until you peel them off, which is a plus. However, looks like they shrunk the lower strip even more.... Do the people that manufacturer these just want to whiten the front teeth on the lower jaw and that's it? So, I will actually take an upper strip and cut it in half and put it on the teeth on each side of my lower jaw. I don't have the jaw of a Great White shark here, but come on, Crest....get it together with the lower strip! Also, now that I've been using them for a while, I can tell that the partially fake part of one of my front teeth (that I mentioned in my above review) is very, VERY slightly darker than the others so I might have to have a dentist fix that. It's not really noticeable at all though, but I'm picky about it. I still love these strips, but the lower strip being so small is odd. Not sure what the reasoning is on that one.