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OPI Nail Lacquers: Purple-Opolis and Florentine-Fushia

8 Feb

I got this cute little set from brandalley (see my Valenine’s post). The two nail varnishes come in a little bag, but it was the low price that really sold them for me! It was £10.50 for the set.

I tend to find that OPI nail varnishes are very thin and I never feel that one coat is enough. Although the thin consistency makes them very easy to apply, as does the larger brush and the finish is perhaps better than thicker polishes like Nails Inc they are not my personal preference. The pink lasted only a day with base coat, two coats of colour and a top coat. The red did better with three days is my favourite of the two. The colours are glorious and for the first day they do look sumptuously sleek and professional.

The red ‘Florentine Fushia’ is a vibrant cherry red. The pink has a silvery sheen through the colour.

You may also like: Duchess Street, Nails Inc.


Nails Inc Duchess Street: Review

15 Jan

Doesn’t the name Duchess Street just make your nails sound fabulous? I love brands that use fun names: Benefit, Nars, Nails Inc, Mac. This is a lovely deep purple. It’s very blue in tone. I’ve found it best over Kensington Caviar base coat and apply it quite thickly, otherwise the colour will go streaky. With a top coat this lasts me nearly a week. The top coat in the photos is a Caviar glitter – pretty!