Throwback Thursday! OPI — Los Cabos Coral (Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review

Collection: OPI 2006 Spring, Mexico

2006’s spring collection from OPI, Mexico, introduced a number of vibrant shades, including the ever-popular Strawberry Margarita and My Chihuahua Bites!, which still remain in the core collection. I personally favor Cozu-Melted in the Sun (also core—I really need to reswatch it!) and today’s Throwback Thursday, Los Cabos Coral.

Los Cabos Coral (NL M28) is a semi-milky (I call it “yogurt-y”) peachy-pink-coral with very fine shimmer. The shimmer is so fine that the polish takes on more of a soft, pearly cream appearance, rather than actually looking like a shimmer.

I used three coats, because while the formula is very smooth, it doesn’t apply perfectly evenly. I guess that’s the dreaded pastel/yogurt effect, even though this isn’t as whitened as true pastels can be. I do love the pearly-cream finish, though. Not enough polishes have anymore! I suppose there is something decidedly old-fashioned about it, especially when it’s paired with a pastel coral, but whatever. I dig it.

OPI Nail Lacquer in Hungary for My Honey, swatch

I don’t normally like soft pinks on me, but this one is warm-toned enough, and my hands are tanned enough (you should see my ring and watch lines!), that I think I’m pulling it off all right at the moment!

OPI Nail Lacquer in Chocolate Shake-speare

I wouldn’t say this one is a must-have or anything, but if you happen to spy one in a dusty nail salon somewhere, it’s worth a try!


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 polish is pre-2007’s reformulation, it is not 3-Free.) They are made in the USA.

OPI Products Inc. was originally Odontorium Products Inc., a dental supply company. It was purchased in 1981 and soon the company’s focus switched to selling acrylics to nail salons. Nail lacquers were introduced in 1989. OPI has been owned by global beauty company Coty Inc. since 2010. The company is based in North Hollywood, CA, USA.


10 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday! OPI — Los Cabos Coral (Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review

  1. My kind of colour, although I’m not sure about the pearly sheen finish… I like creme or straight up shimmer. I always fuss over brush stroke marks! This polish reminds of 1960’s, a bit.

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