O.P.I. Soft Shades

Based on my penchant for soft, nude nail polishes mixed with a love for glitter and all things sparkly, I was really excited to try OPI's Soft Shades range, which is a basically a combination of both of those.  As much as I love nail polishes, I have to concede that my personal manicure skills are far from perfect, so for swatches, I'd recommend having a peek at this post from The PolishAholic.

The sheer and creamy colours were lovely for a natural nail look, and, I think, would be gorgeous if used for french manicures (on my to-try list). I'd most likely pair Put it in Neutral with Chiffon My Mind. Especially if topped off Petal Soft, a pretty glitter with flower pieces, that were, for me at least, SO HARD to get out of the bottle! I had to fish around for ages before I finally found one, but the hunt was worth it. I do think that the addition of the glittery topcoat with the gently coloured neutral base makes for a lovely spring nail look. 

This Silver's Mine! - a frosted iridescent silver with a gold tone was nice, although I don't know that I love it as much as I do Essie's No Place Like Chrome.  I will say that I ended up liking it a whole lot more once I added the polish that is the absolute winner out of this group, which is ... drumroll please...

Make Light of the Situation.  Oh. My. Gosh.  This stuff is magnificent, and if I had to choose one colour out of this whole group to pick up, it would be this one.  It is, put simply - gorgeous. I love how glittery polishes look on the nail, but I hate, absolutely detest taking them off.  That said, this polish might just be a game-changer for me because not only does it  look beautiful on (over any of these colours - and I can't wait to try it over some of my other polishes), but it is actually very easy to take off.  I may have actually gasped in shock at how easily it came off compared to my other glitters. - in surprised delight! This little beauty might just have officially joined the ranks of my very favourite polishes ever. It's that great.  Seriously.

Have you tried any of these shades? I would love to hear your thoughts!
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Cee said...

I loved OPI when I was younger... until I discovered Essie. I think almost everything about Essie is a bit better than what OPI has to offer; the colour selection, the time the polish lasts on the nail, the ease of application, etc., etc. For basically the same price, I'll go with Essie every time.

Rebecca R said...

I will confess, I generally prefer Essie polishes too, they are just so good!!! I don't think these shades have converted me from my range of similar shades from Essie, but the glitter definitely has!

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