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on 5/5/2015 8:08:00 PM
More reviews by AlexandraRavel
Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I really like this one. I bought Bubble Bath and it was just a little too bubble-gum-pink for me so I got You Callin' Me A Lyre and Mimosas for Mr and Mrs to compare. YCMAL is the more "professional" looking choice of the three. It is one of the nicer sheers I have. It's more neutral in tone on my warm olive skin without being too cool or dead looking, just clean. There is a slight peach tone but only enough to keep the colour warm so it doesn't look weird against my reddish cuticles. There is no bubble-gummy-ness to it at all!!!! I have to say it doesn't look nearly as pink or jelly in person as photos online: Another reformulation? Wrong label? I bought mine at Trade Secrets so it should be legit. YCMAL is not as sheer as Essie's Mlle (LOVE MADEMOISELLE!) but much more sheer than BB which is more sheer than MfMM. Is it a sheer cream? I don't think it's a jelly. It does streak quite a bit more than Essie's Mlle but it's not too noticeable. I would use a ridge filler if you don't have perfectly smooth nails as the pigment tends to pool. Dries really fast. 3 min tops!
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 7/9/2014 4:02:00 PM
More reviews by jlyox92
Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure
I want to start this by making sure any readers know that this is a jelly polish. It is supposed to be sheer, you are supposed to be able to see the nail line through the polish. This is the perfect sheer peachy nude jelly for french manicures and I've started using it for jelly sandwich manicures which works really well too. It is a little more sheer than I expected so you do have to experiment with it a little and get used to it. Once you've worked out the best manicures to use it for it is a great polish to have.
on 10/7/2012 1:07:00 AM
More reviews by One1Cherry
Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Other, Fine
This is very similar to Bubble Bath, only slightly cleaner looking - lighter and pinker. It is also more sheer and slightly more streaky on application than Bubble Bath. Overall I love the colour, have no problem with streak using my right hand, but with my left hand i'll end up with a little streaks. The colour is a very sheer milky with a touch of pink, very clean looking and feminine. Very subtle girly colour for hands. I love it.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 9/23/2012 7:03:00 PM
More reviews by limwc
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I love this nail polish as I can get my nails done in less than half an hour, base coat, two coats of polish and top coat! It's very sheer but if you want the sheer natural nail look, this is so easy and fast!
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 8/14/2012 3:48:00 AM
More reviews by thesunshineproject
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
I personally really like this nail polish. It is a soft (very soft) pink color. The polish itself is quite sheer, but it is a SoftShade. The application was fine. I did not have any streaks or bumps! Two coats of this polish makes it semi-sheer/semi-opaque. It is perfect for a natural nail color!
on 8/5/2012 8:38:00 AM
More reviews by Andee
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm
Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine
I agree that this could be a bit less sheer, but the pink works very well with my pale slightly yellow tinged skin. It is not streaky for me after two coats and lasts with only minor wear generally for a week when paired with Stickey as base and Butter quick dry topcoat. Stays shiny and doesn't yellow. It is a great low maintenance nail color for me.
on 5/6/2012 8:54:00 PM
More reviews by siobhanerin
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
This polish looked stunning on display, a soft pale pink. It's one of OPI's "Soft Shades" and it is indeed very soft. I used 4 coats and my nailbeds were still visible. It works great if you just want your nails to look a little more "done" than normal. It's pale and pretty and has a nice finish but is not anything overly special.
on 4/23/2012 7:00:00 PM
More reviews by silverlilly
Nothing special. I had such high hopes for this polish - I was expecting squishy, glossy goodness but instead I got - a dupe of Bubble Bath. I loooove Bubble Bath and thought this would be somehow different - glassier, glossier, more transparent, pinker even?...it's almost exactly the same. Maybe a tad sheerer, but with 3-4 coats, I don't see a huge difference. If you have BB, you don't need this. Wish I'd tried another in the Ballet collection...
5 of 5 people found this helpful.
on 4/17/2012 11:39:00 PM
More reviews by cyeung71
Skin: Normal, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
You Callin' Me A Lyre? is from OPI New York City Ballet 2012 Collection. This one is a soft shade collection and it has a total of 6. This color is a soft milky pink with a hint of peach. The formula is creme, jelly-like finish and it's semi-sheer. I applied 2 coats and can still see my nail bed. I mean, it will only look perfect if you have beautiful smooth nail bed. Mine is a bit bumpy and all the flaws show. Even the top of my nails it look quite yellow as the formula is quite sheer. I think a good three coat should hide the flaws but not on bumpy nails.Application is very easy and quick to dry. Normally, it's harder to apply soft shade polish as it shows flaws a lot easier. The color is a good one to go to work or any occasion. Wedding I am not quite sure if the bride doesn't have perfect nail bed, it will probably show all the flaws. I like the color but don't think I will reach it often. So, I don't think I will buy this again.
on 3/28/2012 10:02:00 AM
More reviews by Tina68
Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse
You Callin’ Me a Lyre? is one of six polishes from OPI’s New York City Ballet collection. The whole collection is a group of soft shades and You Callin’ Me a Lyre? is a sheer pink with a touch of peach. After two coats I can still see the whites of my nails. The first coat went on streaky and I found the polish to be a little on the watery side, but the polish seems to self-level at coat number two. I thought about applying a third coat for full colour saturation, but stopped at two. I really like this polish; it’s soft, sheer, creamy and very understated. It’s the perfect colour to give your nails that “your-nails-but-better” type of look. The polish dried quickly, to a high-shine and has a jelly-like finish. Will I repurchase? Probably not as I already have about a billion polishes that look the same.
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