Monday, 2 June 2014

Manic.Monday: Check out OPI's Can't Find My Czechbook

As a polishaholic I'm almost ashamed and outraged that I haven't previously dedicated a Manic.Monday post to OPI alone, and I can only blame that almost unforgivable polish faux pas on the amount of beautiful shades that have clearly distracted me. Fact is that OPI is one of my absolute favorite brands because of the amazing range of shades (almost 300 different colors) with cheeky names that always make me smile, the excellent formula and the very reasonable price point. So today I'm hoping to remedy myself by focusing entirely on this gorgeous must have shade which is OPI's Can't Find My Czechbook (£6.93). I have a thing about blue nail polishes, and some day I should probably do a post on my more than 50 different shades of blue. Any shade - be it deep, dark, sinister and inky blue or soft, pastel, delicate baby blue, is a magnet to my all color loving nail polish eye so for me to say that a blue shade is a "favorite" is quite a statement - but this beautiful soft blend between Tiffany blue and sky blue is definitely a color that I would wear all year around.
The formula is lovely and liquidy without being too watery, and all the OPI shades that I have tried have a very creamy and rich element to them, regardless of the actual color and you can tell that you're working with a quality polish. OPI brushes are not particularly wide, but they're of good quality and in combination with the formula you can easily get a streak free smooth coverage that dries quickly with an opaque depth, even if you decide to only apply one coat, a testament to how good the pigmentation is. As you probably know I always apply two coats of nail polish since I love the solid opacity, and although you can definitely get away with wearing only one coat, personally I think that two coats really show off the silky satin finish and subtle glass-like sheen that you get even before applying a top coat - and that's exactly what you see in the photo. If you were to apply a top coat as well, you would emphasize that beautiful high shine look even more and you might even prolong the wear. On me OPI lasts about 3-4 days before it starts to chip, which for me is a little longer than average but to be honest with you I wouldn't have cared if the wear was even less than that since the color is so pretty, but should you get fed up with the color even earlier, the OPI polishes are easy to remove with an acetone free nail polish remover. I LOVE this gorgeous summery shade and would definitely recommend that you Czech it out.

58 comments:

  1. Great Post. Lovely Blog. I am really loving your blog.

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment and hope you'll visit again soon :o) Xx

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    1. It's like a blue summer sky, and it makes me happy just to look at it :o) Xx

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  3. I love this colour!
    OPI is the best its all I wear!
    xo Holly xo

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    1. OPI is definitely one of my most loved brands, it's a little bit more expensive than many others, but completely worth it :o) Xx

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  4. What a brilliant name and love this colour - very unusual!

    Josie xoxo Fashion Mumblr

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  5. Amazing color! Opi has such nice polishes! xx
    Rena Kiss and Make Up

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    1. I agree, and their names always bring a smile to my face :o) Xx

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  6. Cute color! I love OPI :)

    xx Anine
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    1. It's a wonderful brand, and there's always something from every collection that I want :o) Xx

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  7. This is such a lovely shade! I love OPI polishes, they're always fab quality :)

    Jess xo

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  8. I've seen so many gorgeous polishes lately, but I think this is the first one I've seen that I feel like I really NEED in my collection! I love blues and this one is so unique & gorgeous!

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    1. Yeah - only too happy to enable some shopping :o) Xx

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  9. Such a fun color--OPI always kills it :)

    Tori
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    1. Ah yes, it's definitely one of my trusted brands :o) Xx

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    1. It's a wonderful creamy blue shade! :o) Xx

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  11. OPI is a great brand. I like their shades too that it has variety. I like this color.

    Sam
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  12. This colour is beautiful, I'll have to keep my eyes open for it x

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    1. If you get it I'm convinced you'll love it as much as I do :o) Xx

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  13. i love the color!

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  14. Lovely nail color! Would you like to follow each other on GFC, Bloglovin & Google+? If interested, please let me know.

    Louisa
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  15. That shade is beautiful!!
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  16. gorgeous shade <3
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    1. Lovely isn't it and quite unique too :o) Xx

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  18. These water blue colors always say to me, " you need to go to the beach!" Such a lovely summer color!
    xoxo Lauren | Will Sing For Makeup

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    1. That's so true, it always makes me want to go on holiday too :o) Xx

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  19. Very pretty shade - and love the name!
    Emma | Fluff and Fripperies

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    1. OPI's got a great sense of humor with their names :O) Xx

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  20. I never really buy OPI nail varnishes, but this one is so pretty! I also like your little pun at the end;)x
    Libby-Jade

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  21. Love this bright blue for spring/summer. OPI are one of my favorite polish brands.

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    1. Me too and the new Rio Collection has a few shades I'm very tempted to get :o) Xx

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  22. This is such a gorgeous colour for summer polish :) xx

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    1. It's a beautiful creamy blue - just pure perfection :o) Xx

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  23. This looks such a pretty blue shade. From my years of working in salons & testing different polishes OPI have to be my all time fave brand xx
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    1. I can believe that - my experience of OPI polishes is all positive and the range of shades is incredible :o) Xx

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  24. Such a cute name for a polish.. love OPI's names! Lovely colour too xx
    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. OPI has lovely ranges and every time there's a new collection it's one of those I always check out first :o) Xx

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  25. <333 such nice post !
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  26. Super cute! Loving that color!

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    Giovanna
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    1. It's definitely one of my favourite shades of blue :o) Xx

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  27. This is actually soooo pretty, perfect for both spring and summer!

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