Monday, September 7, 2009

OPI Matte Russian Navy

I thought it was love but it wasn't.

I really wanted to really like this new matte nail polish trend, but honestly I just don't.
I was super excited when I first heard about this trend, and so I when OPI decided to come out with six of their most famous shades in a matte finish I just couldn't wait to try them.

And then I had to choose which shade to try since I didn't want to buy them all and then come to the realization that I didn't really like them.

Between Lincoln Park After Dark, Alpine Snow, You Don't Know Jacques!,Gargantuan Green Grape, La Paz-itively Hot, and Russian Navy ... I went with the last one.

In my mind this was going to be the perfect navy blue with the matte twist to it. In reality is just a blah deep blue shade.

I got people's attention alright...from quick discreet glances to full on comments. For example my hubby immediately had to comment on how weird my nail polish looked, he's actual words "what happened to your nails, they look like flat paint". I just laughed because it was true and he actually noticed the lack of glossines on my nails LOL.

On to the wear of this polish.... well don't expect much. Each bottle comes with a tag with instructions and a tip.

It says:

Matte by OPI does not wear as long as original OPI Nail Lacquer. (BELIEVE IT!!!)
Do not use a base coat, top coat, drying products, or hand lotion when wearing Matte.
Do an all Matte nail. Or do a Matte nail with a matching Gloss tip.

Well after a max. of 3 hours you end up with a chipping chaos and dry hands.
Not cute.
It doesn't last at all, but you can try a Matte top coat and see how it goes. It did last a good 5 days on my toes with minor chipping incidents.

Maybe I should've tried the cute pink Paz-itively Hot, instead of this one. Oh well I guess I will try it with a matte topcoat eventually and see how it works.

But Matte nails...mmmhh I don't think you're my type.



  1. wow they werent kidding bout the polish being matte!! Ive never tried an OPI matte nailpolish.. Theyre kinda enticing now though x

  2. I have my eye on the new Orly metallic matte collection that's coming up, those look more promising! :)