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


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.



Now to the lacquer–Got a Date To Knight


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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