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on 2/25/2008 1:16:00 PM
More reviews by fetishdolly
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Red, Straight, Fine
This is a gorgeous light-gold toned bronze with heavy gold glitter. It is from the 2008 India collection. This time around the whole India collection is beautiful! They're deeply pigmented, and I guess this would be the jewel-toned neutral of this line. The only thing I am not excited about is the fact these have gone up another dollar to $8.50 a polish now. : /
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on 3/31/2008 7:28:00 PM
More reviews by bluemelon
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
It took me a while to decide which colours I would purchase from the Indian collection, as I thought that many of the colours looked similar to lacquers I already had. But this was one of the first ones I set out to buy. Charmed by a Snake is a light to medium bronze colour with champagne/gold flecks of shimmer through it. It is richly pigmented, and I got excellent coverage even with one coat (ie I couldn't really see my nail underneath after just one coat). In the bottle, the gold flecks/shimmer looks quite intense, which makes you think it will go on the nails as a golden brown. But when applied, it is definitely bronze.Compared to Brisbane Bronze, it doesn't have that subtle 'metallic' feel that BB has. Also, Brisbane Bronze has more of a coppery tone to it, making it more of a reddish bronze compared to Charmed by a Snake, which I would consider more of a golden based bronze & not as 'warm'. Therefore it should suit quite a few different skin tones, especially those who have light and medium complexions.Also, the pro-wide brush has finally won me over. I have small, short fingernails, but still find that this brush gives a smooth and streak free application. And the formula is great & makes my nails feel and look great. Overall, a nice and unique colour from the Indian collection, which will be a great colour for the cooler months.
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on 4/29/2008 7:35:00 PM
More reviews by longgoodnight04
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
A shimmery brownish/goldish color. I didn't find it to be that shiny but I use seche topcoat anyways so oh well. It applied in only 2 coats and it had no streaks. the only problem was my brush was reallll messed up.
on 5/27/2008 4:17:00 PM
More reviews by Aneesa
Skin: Dry, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Straight, Other
On my medium-toned hands this shows up as a well-pigmented caramel-gold-bronze. No red tones - more a syrupy colour. The shimmer is definately visable, but not so chunky so as to make the nails look grainy. The application was streak-free and up to OPI's usual standard. It doesn't dry as glossy, but this problem was taken care of by a decent top coat. A staple for me.
on 6/8/2008 3:11:00 AM
More reviews by aline26
Skin: Combination, Olive, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium
in the bottle this polish looks gorgeous.. a light chocolate brown color almost on the bronze-y side with slight gold undertones... but when i used it for a manicure it looked TOO glittery.. needless to say i immediately removed it... im going to mix it up with other polishes to try and see if i can make it work... but i definitely wont be repurchasing
on 7/16/2008 7:05:00 AM
More reviews by JClarke
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Other, Other
This is part of the OPI India colletion and they are all mostly really good strong colours. As a redhead I wear a lot of autumnal colours and I find this colour tones in with my wardrobe very well. A slightly glittery bronze colour. I don't usually like too much glitter but I find this acceptable. It has good coverage - just two coats achieves the colour in the bottle.As with all OPI nail polishes, it goes on well with the superb wide brush and lasts me quite a few days before any chips appear. (I do wear Seche Vite as a topcoat).
on 11/6/2008 3:26:00 AM
More reviews by xkayce
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
This gold/bronze shade is quite runny and requires two to three shades for full coverage. It's a great neutral, however, and I find it great to wear on the toes.
on 2/8/2009 11:36:00 AM
More reviews by maan84
Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
Charmed By a Snake was released with the India collection in 2008. It's a shimmery caramel-bronze-gold color. It has very tiny gold glitters in it. Definitely not over-the-top. Very pretty and unique color! I'd say the color is very chic. Bronze can never be "too fun" for office-wear. At least that's my opinion.As always with OPI nail polishes the quality is fantastic. One coat provides enough covering. The lasting power is amazing. Overall I'm a big fan of OPI nail polishes and this one is no exception. Since I love the color I'd definitely repurchase! I will definitely wear this color a lot, especially in the fall and winter. This is not a color that is very summery, but great for other seasons. This is the perfect bronze color. This color is prettier once applied than what it looks in the bottle. continued >>
on 2/18/2009 8:06:00 AM
More reviews by xcatchafallingstarx
Age: 18 & Under
This is my first venture into OPI, and i'm so glad I finally got there! The colour is quite a light shimmery bronze. After buying I was a bit worried about the amount of sparkle but after applying ( two coats ) I realised there was nothing to worry about and the balance is spot on. The extra width in the brush in very useful and makes application much easier. The quality is also excellent and has lasted 3 days without chipping so far, although i'm hoping to get a few more days out of it yet. I definatly prefer it to my Nails Inc polishes. Definatly converted!
on 2/24/2009 11:06:00 PM
More reviews by sormag
Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure
i bought this one on sale~ for 50% off...I originally wanted a gold color and was really happy to find this shade on sale! I think the polish in my bottle wasn't very good. Unlike other's review, my bottle requires 2 coats and it feels very thick after the 2nd coat. it also chip on the 2nd day. overall tho, I like the colour
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