OPI Nail Lacquer in I'm in the Moon for Love, swatch

OPI — I’m In the Moon for Love (Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review

Collection: OPI 2015 Winter, Starlight

I can hardly believe that it’s November, already! How has 2015 gone by so quickly? Surely, it’s time to pull out all the jewel-toned and vampy colors in preparation for winter. It’s a little tough to get into the moon—I mean mood—as it’s still going to be a bit warm in my city, this week. It’s not properly cold until I have to pull out my wool coat and tall boots!

Nevertheless, I know some of you guys want the summery oranges gone until Groundhog Day at the very earliest, so I recently picked up a polish from OPI’s Winter collection at Winners: I’m in the Moon for Love (HR G35). It’s a medium-deep reddish plum shimmer with a soft amethyst glow.

OPI Nail Lacquer in I'm in the Moon for Love

Amethyst quartz
Amethyst quartz. Image: wikipedia.org

While it’s quite nicely balanced between warm and cool, making it a very flattering purple for many skintones, it isn’t terribly exciting. It’s a perfectly serviceable purple for the cooler season, but it’s just not rocking my socks off.

Application was reasonable: I used two coats for the swatch, though I’m still slightly bothered by a touch of the bald spots. It also seemed to give faint streaks, which is odd as it isn’t frosty by any means. I wonder if it just dried very quickly.

It doesn’t dry to the glossiest finish, either. I’d definitely go with three coats plus a shiny top coat for this one. Frankly, I’m a bit disappointed with OPI, here!

OPI Nail Lacquer in I'm in the Moon for Love, swatch

OPI Nail Lacquer in I'm in the Moon for Love, label

And now, I’m going to take a moment to mention a really gorgeous movie I was reminded of by the name of this polish: In the Mood for Love (2000).

Amethyst quartz
In the Mood for Love (2000). Image: criterion.com

Oh, and Moon (2009) was pretty good, too.

Amethyst quartz
Moon (2009). Image: orsvp.com


OPI Nail Lacquer retails for about US$9.50 / CA$12 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.


8 thoughts on “OPI — I’m In the Moon for Love (Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review

    • Yup, I kinda didn’t want to be mean, but ITA. If a Revlon looked like this, I’d be like, “meh”…but OPI? Come on, now. It’s a nice enough color but the finish was so disappointing.

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  1. I can definitely tell that it isn’t the glossiest on its own, which is weird for OPI. Your right, maybe a good topcoat would do the trick!


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