OPI Nail Lacquer in 5 Apples Tall, swatch

OPI — 5 Apples Tall (Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review

Collection: OPI 2016 Spring, Hello Kitty

Admittedly, I’m not a big fan of Hello Kitty, so OPI’s spring collection this year wasn’t a great draw for me. However, I did notice that one shade was called 5 Apples Tall (NL H89) and I had to get it! (If you didn’t know, my fivezero handle refers to my height: a whopping five-foot-nothing!) Hello Kitty is apparently five apples tall and weighs three apples.

2015's Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary Exhibit
2015’s Hello! Exploring the Supercute World
of Hello Kitty
40th Anniversary Exhibit.
Image: glamour.com

The color itself is not particularly unique: a shiny, perfectly happy red apple cream. It’s actually such a cute red (I’m not even quite sure how OPI have done it) that it’s making me like Hello Kitty… The red is nicely balanced between warm and cool, and is vibrant without being garish or neon. I can’t see this not looking awesome on anyone!

OPI Nail Lacquer in 5 Apples Tall

The formula is nearly outstanding. It’s pretty much a One-Coat Wonder, though it is a tad semi-opaque that way, and I preferred using two coats, as pictured in my swatches. However, you can easily get away with just one coat. The application was perfect. Even the large width of the OPI brush didn’t really bother me with this one.

I love this polish so much that I think I’m going to have to seek out a few more from this collection!

OPI Nail Lacquer in 5 Apples Tall, swatch

OPI Nail Lacquer in 5 Apples Tall, label

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OPI Nail Lacquer retails for about US$9.50 / CA$12 and is 0.5 US fl oz / 15 mL. OPI nail polishes are currently free of toluene, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and camphor. 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.

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