Sunday, March 17, 2013

OPI ~ Fly with dots and iridescent glitter

OPI ~ Fly
Teal/turquoise crème

Fly is from OPI’s Nicki Minaj collection from Spring 2012. I have bought this from eBay and it was really cheap. It’s also a fake, but more about that later.

It took two very easy coats to achieve full opaqueness, and the drying time was really good. OPI usually dry really slow on me.

Here’s what two coats look like:

After having admired this pretty polish for a little while, I decided to make some dots on it. I used Sally Hansen Insta-Dri “Blazing Blue”. I made a swirl of dots on each nail, except for the thumbs, where I made two :)

Here’s that step. There’s no top coat involved just yet:s

And from a different angle:

 Then I added some iridescent glitter. I used “Crystal Shimmer” from Accessorize. It’s not as dense as some other iridescent glitters I own, but this flashes mostly purple, blue and teal, and I really like that. I added one coat, and sealed it all up with a layer of Catrice speed dry top coat:

And here you have a pic of the polishes, I used:

So, back to the fake OPI. As some of you know, I’m definitely not a true OPI fan, nor a connoisseur. But when I took this out of its wrapping, I had a feeling something was wrong with it. The lid is different than on any of my other OPI polishes – it’s quite textured, whereas the regular ones are quite smooth by comparison. I am so lucky that I actually got another OPI Fly to compare this with; a regular shop bought one. So, the letters printed on the bottles aren’t the same - the regular lettering is as though the type is bold, where the fake lettering isn’t. The smell of the polishes are different. The colour tone isn’t quite the same. I can’t catch this colour difference on pictures, it’s quite subtle - but they’re definitely not the same. And then there’s the little printed number that’s supposed to be there at the bottom of the bottle, underneath the volume\weight info; it’s missing on the fake one. 

If you weren’t already quite familiar with the real stuff, you probably wouldn’t know the difference, to be honest. But: girls do not like to be cheated!!

I have contacted the seller, who refunded me the money for the polish. I have to be honest and tell you that I really don’t mind that this polish isn’t the real deal. Perhaps that’s why it dried so fast and looks so good on me? ;)

Opacity: 7/10
Colour, prettiness: 8/10
Durability: 7/10
Value for money: 8/10
Overall: 7.5/10
Buy again: Yes


  1. Funny that it dries faster! How much did you pay for it?

    1. I think I paid around $8 including shipping to Denmark. :)

  2. That's a funny story! Should I go and check my OPI's???? I usually buy them from an internet seller in Turkey and she says they come from the States, but who knows????

    1. Well, to be honest, I don't mind so much. If I like it, well, then I like it. I just don't like paying for something and then get something else :)

  3. To bad that you got a fake one! The color is really nice anyway.

  4. Funny fact that the fake one worked better for you :). I really like this manicure!

    1. Thank you, I think so too, so this is definitely a keeper! :)

  5. Luck in bad luch - it's so annoying with the fake OPI's...
    I love the mani!

    1. Thank you, I'm glad to hear that :)
      And yes, it is! It had to happen to me too at some point...

  6. Nice mani! I love the cluster of dots you added... a cute touch! Bummer about the fake OPI, but it's great that you like it :D

    ~ Yun

    1. I love it - it works perfectly for me :)
      Thank you so much, I was very pleased with the dots :)

  7. The same thing happen to me!
    But in my case it was an aution... i was expectating that it was fake.
    And the smell it very bad and the color it`s same...
    I was refunded too... but now i`m afraid to use it.
    Love that blue... but to say the truth i love all blues.


    1. I think you should at least try it and see how it works; Perhaps you'll really like it even though it is a fake.
      I'm glad you got refunded though! :)

  8. It could have dangerous chemicals inside it that OPI doesn't use! Be very aware and protect your health