OPI & Essie Goodies!

A fabulous package arrived in the post yesterday from my good friend Allison (otherwise known as Amarixe)

While in New York with her in April, I was complaining about how extortionately expensive my favourite OPI polishes are in the UK. As Allison is a fellow nail polish addict (I love her nail of the day posts on her blog especially – check them out here) she clearly took note and when this bundle of goodies arrived on my doorstep yesterday, I couldn’t wait to try them all out!

From left to right: OPI Flashbulb Fuschia, My Private Jet, Ski Teal We Drop, DS Magic, Essie Cute as a Button

I’ve had my eyes on My Private Jet for a long time so I applied that first and I wasn’t disappointed! As I’m sure many of you know, this shade is famous for being Kim Kardashian’s favourite. OPI have more recently come under fire for reformulating it to contain less holographic glitter (the old one was more of a classic ‘holo’ polish) but honestly, I really love how subtle this colour is…

A gorgeous grey-brown shade, the holographic shimmer is very subtle and only shows up when the light hits it. In low light it looks kind of like little white flecks, almost like a starry night sky. Love it!

My second favourite of the bunch is the bright blue-purple shimmer ‘DS Magic’. a gorgeous eye catching colour that will be great come summer time.

Flashbulb Fuschia is also a beautiful shade, a bright blue-toned pink with a super subtle silver shimmer… gorgeous! This is exactly the kind of colour that always draws me in – so girly!

The final two shades don’t require such close-ups as they don’t have shimmer but ‘Ski Teal we Drop’ is a gorgeous deep teal (funnily enough!) and ‘Cute as a Button’ (my first ever Essie polish… excited!) is a super pretty light coral – perfect for summer toes!

I absolutely adore OPI polishes (they apply like a dream!) so it’s a real treat to have so many new colours without the hefty UK price tag attached. Can’t wait to wear my first ever Essie either… thank you Allison!