Collection: OPI 2014 Summer, Neons
I don’t often buy OPI these days, but I came across a 2 for CA$12 sale recently and, as usual, I relented and picked up three OPIs (well, four, but one was for a gift): Down to the Core-al, I Don’t Give a Rotterdam!, and OPI…Eurso Euro.
Since it’s the spring-iest of the three, I’ve swatched Down to the Core-al today. (Of course, it’s pretty cold here at just over freezing, so maybe one of the other two would have been more in keeping with the weather!)
Down to the Core-al (NL N38) is a neon pink coral that OPI says has a cream finish, but it actually does have subtle pink shimmer that gives it a cool magenta iridescence at certain angles.
As is generally the nature of neon polish, this dries satin matte and is kind of a pain to apply as it is a bit streaky and not into self-leveling. Two coats gave me full opacity, but I needed three to do a little more evening out.
This polish really needs to be topped with something shiny (I have Color Club top coat over it in this next photo). Otherwise, its texture when dry is a bit horrid.
The color is fantastic for summer!
OPI Nail Lacquer retails for about US$9.50 / higher in CA$ (I see a range of prices; I purchased mine discounted at Trade Secrets for CA$6.00, and it is normally CA$10.95 there) and is 0.5 US fl oz / 15 mL. OPI nail polishes are free of toluene, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and camphor, and are made in the USA.
OPI has been owned by global beauty company Coty Inc. since 2010.