OPI Nail Lacquer in Show Us Your Tips!, swatch

OPI — Show Us Your Tips! (Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review

Collection: OPI 2016 Spring, New Orleans

Many moons ago, I was kind of close to heading off to New Orleans for college, but in the end I came to Canada, instead. To this day, I still haven’t visted New Orleans, and it remains on my travel list. I mean, I gotta try authentic beignets, po-boys, and jambalaya someday, right?!

A float is seen in the parade down St. Charles Avenue on Mardi Gras Day, New Orleans
A float is seen in the parade down St. Charles Avenue on Mardi Gras Day.
Image: dailyhotel.com

OPI’s main spring collection this year is all about New Orleans. (This isn’t a new concept: see Misa’s 2010 Mardi Gras collection, which includes one of my all-time favorites, the one-coat wonder Throw Me Something Purple Please, which I can’t believe I haven’t reviewed yet!) I chose one shade out of the 12—which was fairly tough as the collection is full of fun brights!

Show Us Your Tips! (NL N62) is one of my most loved colors—a periwinkle blue—but with a twist. It’s full of fine, iridescent silver shimmer!

The formula is on the sheer side, which is disappointing to me as I needed three coats to achieve even a semblance of full opacity. I think this is best worn as a sheer/semi-sheer, or layered over a solid color. The sparkle is really pretty, though, so I still would recommend this shade. (What’s with OPI and making beautiful shades that are too sheer, huh?!)

OPI Nail Lacquer in Show Us Your Tips!, swatch

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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7 thoughts on “OPI — Show Us Your Tips! (Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review

    • Oh yes, it is definitely in the same vein as the China Glaze glass fleck polishes (which I LOOOOOOOOVE)! Not quite as sparkly, but that same look!

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