Sunday, 29 July 2012

OPI Dulce De Leche nail polish

What an unexpected buy! I was out with a couple of friends to buy another friend some birthday presents when we stumbled on some OPI nail polishes. There has been so much hype over OPI, and I've always wondered, why? One of my friends said that it was one of the best nail polish brands there is, with incredible quality so I decided to try one. OPI retails for $19.95 which is a crazy amount, although it is not much more than say a Revlon nail polish which retails at $13.95 here in Australia. However we were at a My Beauty Spot and they were selling them for $10, There weren't too many colours to choose from but I decided to go for a nudish-pink colour, called Dulce de Leche.


Sorry for the picture being unfocused!
 As soon as I got home I tried it out, to see what the hype was about for OPI nail polishes. The brush was very nice, although the first time I applied it only my nails I picked up too much product. Application was smooth and easy, and it didn't turn out streaky like it would with the cheaper nail polishes. It dried very nicely as well and I love the colour!

Ahhh I love the colour! Pardon my dry cuticles and hands
Since I was too eager to try on the nail polish, I didn't bother with base and top coats. Even without them, the staying power on this nail polish was amazing! This photo was taken a few days after application and it has hardly chipped at all. This polish is definitely worth the $9 I paid for, but at $20 I'm not quite sure as it is quite an exorbitant amount for a mere nail polish. If I had put on a base and top coat, it would definitely last much longer. Comparing the OPI nail polish to the Revlon nail polish I have,  it definitely lasts much longer and the application is much nicer. 

What do you think of Dulce De Leche?


7 comments :

  1. I have never paid full price for OPI/China Glaze/Essie in my life LOL I'm also too stingy! But yeah I've seen the cheap ones at My Beauty Spot!!! I like the colour you picked out, I tend to go for pinks and purples a LOT lol. There's a warehouse in Braybrook that sells them cheap as well but it's too far for me to trek out to often :(
    Also try Ulta3 for cheap but high quality polishes if you haven't already! Love them.

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    1. I saw Essie at Myer and it was ridiculously expensive! I wanted to buy the matte polish but it was $22.95! Know anywhere online where I can get it for under $10? I don't even know where Braybrook is :( Hehe and how much are the OPIs there?
      I just realised there is a reply option, how stupid of me!

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  2. Oh my gosh, such a beautiful color...I'd love to wear this! I'd kill to get one for $9 or $10!

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    1. It is such a beautiful colour! It is my favourite of my nail polish collection :)

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  3. this is such a gorgeous color! i love it!! :)

    -max
    http://www.maxinemarcelino.com/

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  4. I've always wanted to try Dulce de leche, that and Bubble Bath by OPI are on my wish list. I'm a super for nudey pinks!

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