Collection: OPI 1996 Fall/Winter, Rocky Mountain
By request, today’s Throwback Thursday is Jasper Jade from 1996. Guys, this is almost 20 years old. 😯
(Should you want to see a swatch of any older polish, just leave a comment. If I have it, I’ll add it to the Throwback Thursday queue!)
It’s a deep, pine green shimmer. It does look a bit darker on the nail than in the bottle, and loses some of the teal tone it had. The shimmer is very fine and subtle.
I find my old OPIs have held up brilliantly. Jasper Jade’s formula is a little thin (I may have added nail polish thinner at some point) and while it was OK with two coats, I liked it best with three thin coats.
I feel like Jasper Jade was really unique back in the day, when not many nail polish brands produced colors that weren’t varying shades of red, pink, purple and beige. Nowadays, you can find several options that, while not identical, will come close to Jasper Jade. Nevertheless, Jasper Jade remains a bit special to me (it was one of the earliest polishes I ever got) and I can’t think of a current, super close dupe off the top of my head. A green shimmer over a black undercoat might achieve a similar look, though. If OPI was ever to do another re-release of old polish shades, I’m sure Jasper Jade would be at the top of my request list!
OPI Nail Lacquer retails for about US$9.50 / higher in CA$ (I see a range of prices) and is 0.5 US fl oz / 15 mL. OPI nail polishes are currently free of toluene, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and camphor. (Since this is an older polish, this is not 3-Free.) They are made in the USA.
OPI has been owned by global beauty company Coty Inc. since 2010.