Sunday, June 15, 2014

OPI ~ In My Santa Suit



OPI ~ In My Santa Suit
Red shimmer

I bought this polish in New York when I was on vacation last year, and it’s the second time I’ve worn it, even though this is the first time I’ve shown it on my blog. *gasp*

In My Santa Suit is from The Mariah Carey holiday collection from last year. It had just come out when I bought it in October.

Anyway, some of you might know that I’ve got a love/hate relationship with OPI. I am not a fan of their formulas and drying times, but really often love the colours and glitters they come out with, which is why I end up buying them anyway.

In My Santa Suit behaved like a dream. The formula was great, and it took two coats to make this baby shine. Drying time was also pretty good, which is sure not something I’m used to with this brand. And girl! This polish is gorgeous. GOR-geous, I tell you!!

Take a look. Two coats, no topcoat:


I love reds like this one, it’s just… mmmh!!


I decided to do a bit of layering. I dug out a polish I bought in Hungary, Lovely #7 from the Blink Blink series. It’s an iridescent glass fleck topper. I applied one coat over the red and then a layer of topcoat. And here’s my final mani:


I love the look of the glass flecks, it looks really cool!


The polishes:

I wanted my mani to be simple because I had an event at work the following day, and I didn’t want my nails to divert attention from the things I was going to say, haha!


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Fast
Durability: Good
Finish: Shimmer
Overall impression: This is one of OPI’s winners!
Buy again: Yes

12 comments:

  1. I'm also lucky to own this beauty, I like it with the flakies too!

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    1. I knew you had it, and if you hadn't, you definitely should have :D

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  2. I love this kind of red. A real beauty! The topper really pops over the red base!

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    1. It's my kind of red too for sure. Thank you :)

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  3. Such a beauty! I love it! And the flecks looks really great on it aswell :)

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    1. Thank you :) I should use my flecks and flakies more often :)

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  4. This OPI nail polish looks great. I'm surprised you bought Blink Blink in Hungary because the brand Wibo, Lovely is from Poland where I live :) This OPI looks good with the flakies, nice combo.

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    1. I didn't know that Lovely was from Poland - I shall bear that in mind if I ever decide to visit Poland. A vacation there is on my wishlist, so perhaps one fine day :)

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  5. Stunning colour! Merry Christmas from me ;-) hehe. I like the flakies too wow! I actually don't have this one *gasp*

    I've never had problem with the OPI's I've used. They all seem to be good quality formulas and good drying time - apart from the odd one here and there!

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    1. Hahaha, Merry Christmas to you too! ;D

      What? You got rid of this one?? I'm shocked! :D

      I've had problems with numerous OPI's, but fortunately not recently :)

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