I’m not much into nail polishes I’m sure you can tell. Painting my fingernails well is almost impossible since I’m not ambidextrous. But I’m always game to try something new and I love it when my friends force me to step out of my comfort zone.
My first and only OPI nail lacquers in Louvre Me Louvre Me Not and A Oui Bit of Red are birthday gifts from a friend who knows only too well how much I like my red anything :)
I started out with A Oui Bit of Red because I wanted to see how it fares when compared to Revlon’s Red Hot Tamale. Both reds are gorgeous – they bring sexy back to your naked toes! OPI’s was a little darker and had more blue tones in it. Its also thicker. I found I preferred the lighter texture of Revlon’s nail polish, but I like how long lasting OPI’s is and how bright it stayed. I’m sporting this on my fingers now though for a touch of festive nails – bright and bold, just how I like it, and its barely chipped after 3 days even with daily typing! :)
I was taken in by Dior’s Christmas 2009 purple nail lacquer but I’m going to skip it now I have OPI’s Louvre Me Louvre Me Not :) The colour is a rich deep royal purple with red tones that looks amazing on both fingers and toes. Do excuse the mess on the toes – I did say I wasn’t good at this :P
I found the texture of this purple shade heavier than the red one – I wonder why. It felt drier and was harder to apply without streaking so I preferred to keep it on my toes where bungles aren’t so noticable. I’m going to try it on my fingers again though – its too pretty to hide on my toes.
The thing I like about using OPI nail colours is that the long cap is easy to grip and the brush applies very well without too much streaking. I’m a klutz when painting nails but even I managed to get these relatively neat. I guess that’s the difference between pricey and affordable nail polishes?
So here’s my first OPI introduction – might there be more? I shudder at the thought of YET another addiction hehe… :)
Oh and on a side note, I love OPI’s names of their polishes. I’d like to think somewhere in OPI HQ there is a room with bunches of people in it coming up with corny and punny names for their polishes. I’d like a job like that :D