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.