Thursday, July 24, 2014

OPI ~ AmazON – AmazOFF



OPI ~ AmazON – AmazOFF
Teal crème/shimmer

AmazON – AmazOFF is from the Brazil collection from spring 2014. I’ve written that it’s a crème/shimmer in the description above, and it’s not because I can’t make up my mind…I’ve seen many bloggers write that it’s a shimmer and it’s true, it has got the finest shimmer in it. But in reality it’s so very fine that it’s almost invisible to the human eye – and even to my camera, which is known to see everything! Thus: To me it’s a crème with only a theoretical shimmer.

Anyway, the formula is not great and it’s not easy to apply. It’s also difficult to apply evenly. On the plus side: It’s a two coater. Drying time between the coats is average.

Here’s two coats, no topcoat:


It’s a really shiny polish, that’s a huge plus!


I decided to pair it with a neon green multisized glitter from Claire’s: “Funky”. You know the drill: One dip in the bottle per nail. I dapped the hexes around a bit to place them, but the rest of the glitter just spread out easily. Here’s what the two look like together:


I think this looks rather cool, to be honest!



There’s something I need to mention about this glitter from Claire’s. I bought it along with 7 of its sisters, and of them all, 6 of the brushes had badly uneven and bent-out bristles, needing to be fixed. Not a huge deal – but I’ll remember to check the brushes before I leave the shop with polishes from Claire’s again. It’s somewhat annoying to get home and find a hedgehog in each bottle, I can assure you.

Pairing a slightly dusty teal with a neon green was a great idea – in all modesty of course. I love the end result. Do you?


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Average
Finish: Crème (slight shimmer)
Overall impression: I like the colour, it’s a great base. I’m not crazy about the quality though, but that’s just me and OPI.    
Buy again: actually, No

17 comments:

  1. Hahaha, that name of course makes me think of Karate Kid.
    It's too teal for me, but with that bright lime green glitter it is very beautiful!

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    1. Fantastic - I also thought of Karate Kid!! :D
      The green glitter made a huge difference imo! :)

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  2. Did it stain your nails? I remember I used a base coat of a bad quality and some of my nails were stained. I have it and I like the colour a lot but I'm afraid to use it again...

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    1. It didn't stain my nails, no. But I only wore it for half a day, and it does take a lot for a polish to stain my nails in general.
      Perhaps two layers of basecoat will solve the problem?

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    2. If I remember it right, I put one coat of Essence's base coat then and it isn't my best base coat. And I put a top coat too, glittery one.

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  3. I love the funky version with the green glitter on! In my opinion is a subtle shimmer, or secret shimmer, because under the sunlight the shimmer is visible to the naked eye!

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    1. Is it really visible? Because I couldn't see it at all, which is a shame, because I really love shimmer :)

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  4. This is a perfect layering in my opinion, it is a stunner separately but together too!

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  5. Nice OPI! It's pretty shame about the formula!

    The Claire's neon goes well with it! I've bought a few from Claire's - I might just check the brushes :-|

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    1. You might as well! The good thing is that I have been able to fix them all :)

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  6. Haha, 'theoretical shimmer', love that!! =) I really like this combo!!! sucks about the brushes =(

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    1. Fortunately the brushes were all fixable :)

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  7. I don't remember seeing the "theoretical shimmer" in any other swatches I've seen either. I guess it just helps give the polish that shine it has? :) I love the color combination here! I should really stop by claire's I want this glitter! so bright and fun! I haven't personally had that problem with any claire's polish brushes but i'll be sure to double check next time in case!

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    1. It's always nice to make sure that you come home with polishes where the brushes are neat and straight :)

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  8. Awesome glitter! ^_^ Love this combo!

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    1. I really like this glitter too, it's fun! :)

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