OPI Nail Experience: Nail Lacquer and GelColor

Hello everyone!

I feel as though I have been away from the blog.  Over the weekend, I was out-of-town for  a wedding to support my sister, the bridesmaid, and help our friend out for the wedding.   I had a chance to get a manicure and pedicure.  This particular salon has primarily OPI nail products.  Since I haven’t used OPI products before, I thought it would be a great opportunity to try them out and share my experience with them.  I chose to try a Nail Lacquer for my toes and the gel for my fingers.

Let’s start with the GelColor I chose–You’re Such a Budapest

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I was told that the gel would last up for about 3 weeks with no chipping or anything by several people.  The gel chipped the same day I got my nails done. I have to say that the color of the gel was not as bright as the color of the cap but I thought the softness of the purple was still pretty.  I do have a disclaimer.  The nail tech did not do a great job of removing all of my polish and she did a poor job of applying the gel.  Another stylist had to redo my pedicure.  My sister got a mani using a OPI gelcolor and her gel peeled four days later using another tech who did a great job with her manicure.  Here’s my nails after three days of wear.  My thumbs were completely free any gel at this point due to peeling and chipping.

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Now to the lacquer–Got a Date To Knight

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The color was really pretty and soft.  My concern with this lacquer is that it was too sheer even after applying several coats to my toenails.  I am not a fan of sheer colors because the polish doesn’t look even.

I must say that I was underwhelmed with the polishes especially for the price $6-10 for the lacquer and $19 for the gel. I definitely am interested in trying other brand gels nail colors.

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