Monday, June 15, 2015

OPI ~ Smok’n in Havana



OPI ~ Smok’n in Havana
Brick toned red with golden shimmer

Smok’n in Havana is probably my oldest OPI. It was part of OPI’s Spring 1996 Caribbean collection. It hasn’t been with me for that long though.

The formula is good and easy to work with. It covers in two coats and the drying time is average. The smell is odd; not bad, just odd. It seems to be the older polishes that smell the weirdest.

My photos aren’t quite colour accurate today, I could not quite capture the brick/terracotta tone in the red. Here it is anyway: Two coats and no topcoat in the sun:

Not colour correct

Here’s a low light picture. The colour is almost right, but not 100%.


I topped it with my new glitter/holo topper from NailNation 3000: Glimmering Hope. Here’s how Maria from NailNation describes it herself:

Did you love Northern Lights? Fairy Dust? But wanted more? Well here it is! A medium holo base filled to the brim with ULTRA fine scattered holographic microns!! this looks so good over just aboout anything! Smooth application even coverage! add 1 or as many coats as you like for added effects!

And I agree. This is an awesome topper.

Here’s a sunshine picture:


I added some coloured stones to two of my nails. It’s actually nail stickers, how cool is that?!


How old is your oldest nail polish? Do you know?


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Average
Finish: Shimmer
Overall impression: Pleasant colour, and I love the shimmer in the sun. I wish it was more visible in lower lights too.
Buy again: Yes

28 comments:

  1. Oh wow, great nail art - and the red shade of this OPI is very sexy.

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  2. It looks really nice! And I love it with the sparkle on top.

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  3. I prefer reds without terracotta, so it suits me fine it looks red LOL - and very beautiful - with and without the glitter topper.

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    1. I would have loved it even more without the terracotta too :)

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  4. It's beutiful, a lovely red colour. :-)

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  5. It's so beautiful and... ekhem, as old as I am, I was born this year :D

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    1. Haha, that's quite a funny thought! :D

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  6. It's gorgeous and I really like your final mani :-D

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    1. I am super pleased to hear that, thank you :)

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  7. Hmm not a big fan of brick red but a major fan of glimmering hope though!!! Love the nail stickers/gems. Too cute.

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    1. Glimmering Hope is a true gem! I'll see if I can get my hands on a back up bottle, because I think I'm going to use it a lot :D

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  8. That is the kind of topper that makes everything better :D The OPI is nice but a little boring. A solid red.
    My oldest polishes are around 4 years old. They are drugstore polishes from essence, Manhattan and from Kiko.

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    1. I love toppers like this one, I'm a huge fan! :D

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  9. I love it with the topcoat and the stones!
    My oldest polish is from about 1996 :D

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  10. Awesome! :) My oldest is China Glaze Kaleidoscope Him Out :)

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  11. It's not the most exciting colour, but it's great to have something like this! Sometimes more is less :)

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    1. I agree, and this polish will stay in the stash :)

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