Tuesday, July 2, 2013

NOTD: Summery Coral with OPI On Collins Ave



Although the sun hasn't peeked out much this week I want to share this very gorgeous summery polish with you today. There is one color family that has always been lacking from my collection and that is the reds. I don't think they compliment my hands at all and it was always just a bit bold for my liking. OPI's on Collins Ave is of my more recent polish purchases and is one of the few polishes in my collection that comes close to those reds.


I think I'm beginning to prefer the OPI polishes to the Essie ones and if you read my blog often you will know that is absolutely huge for me. The formulation is quite thick on this one which means 1-2 coats maximum is all that is needed to get a full on opaque look. The brush is not my favorite since it's splays out quite widely and needs to be controlled really well to get a precise application. Doing home manicures isn't one of my strong points either (as you can see) so the easier I can apply a polish the better!  


A detail that sets these polishes apart from several others I've tried is that they dry so fast. I can easily wait a good 20 minutes for an Essie nail polish to set completely (without my favorite Demart Nail Enamel Dryer Finishing Spray) but with these it's 2 minutes at the very most which is ideal when I'm in a rush. A downside I've found is that this polish chips fairly quickly, in fact within 12 hours of wear dents at the tips already begin to occur. If you don't mind doing touch ups that won't be a deal breaker though. I've also noticed that this color has a glass like shine to it's finish which adds a really nice touch to a polish in my opinion.


The color itself is very bold with it's orangey coral tinged red tones so it definitely doesn't fit in with those typical pastels I normally adorn this time of year. At the same time I quite like this shade and find it's more wearable then those straight up reds. Although I will continue to be picky when it comes to red nail polishes this one is a new favorite! The OPI polishes range anywhere from $8-$13. It seems to me that drugstore.com has the lowest price to offer so I will most likely add a few to my cart along with my next order. This summer I plan on branching out with my nail polish brand selections. China Glazes new Sunsational Collection is definitely on my mind with it's vibrant creamy neons! 



What do you think of this shade? What is your favorite nail color or specific nail polish to wear in the Summertime? 

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24 comments:

  1. Really? You're picky when it comes to red polishes?? I like the in all shades.:) This one definitely looks great on your nails and I'm sure others complement your hands just as well, dear! I love a bold, bright nail polish in summer.:)

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    1. yup i just dont think it looks that great on my fingers. thank you Peet! xx

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  2. I love red nail-polishes...but my fav for the summer is the white one ( still haven't found the perfect one for this summer though)

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    1. I agree white is awesome in summer!

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  3. I love this shade, its pretty and bright and suits you really well hun.

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  4. I find red tacky sometimes, but this one somehow manages to be bold but softer at the same time. Great shade!
    Also, mmm raspberry spritzers!

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina


    P.S. I've got a giveaway goin' on at the blog.

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    1. exactly! you got it exactly right. thanks Sabrina! ;)

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  5. This is a great happy summer color. I would wear it on my toes!
    xo
    Sharon

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    1. I agree! it would def. make a good toe color xx

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  6. ooOooo LOOOVE this color! Hugs from Cali! xx The Golden Girls

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  7. This colour is absolutely gorgeous and I agree, I think I like OPI more than Essie at the moment!

    Christina | Passion Obsession

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    1. I agree! theres something so great about the fact that they dry quick.

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  8. Who doesn't like red nails! So dramatic and classic! I love them!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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    1. I guess me ;) but everyone is different with colors.

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  9. That's such a great color. I've been trying to wear more brights but I keep going back to pastels and neutrals.

    -V
    http://stylishlyme.com

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    1. :) brights are pretty but if you like neutrals you prob always will! xx.

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