Collection: OPI 2015 Spring, Oh Baby
Not to be confused with the recently released and similarly-named OPI It’s a Boy! (NL T75), which has no shimmer, today’s swatch was released last year in a spring baby collection. (The pink from this collection, It’s a Girl! (NL H39), was an existing shade from a previous collection.)
I am expecting my second child this summer, and although she’s a girl, I thought It’s a Boy looked too pretty to pass up! Besides, I’m not much of a pastel pink person, and the whole pink for girls and blue for boys thing is a relatively new cultural phenomenon, anyway.
Besides, our little boy, now a toddler, has rarely worn baby blue. Most colors seem to look good on him as long as they’re not muted—he spent most of his babyhood in vibrant red, blue, green, orange, and amazingly, yellow, which is his best color! I’m so envious you would not believe!
Anyway, It’s a Boy (SR F91) is a sheer, light denim blue shot through with fine silver shimmer and microglitter. I got it in a “Together at Last” duo package at Winners—some of these colors are often labeled specifically for the TJ Maxx stores. I also suspect that some customers at Winners swap out the shades for ones they like, since the bottles are not actually attached to the packaging: they pop in and out very easily!
Disappointingly, the formula is really sheer. Like, I used four coats and it basically didn’t get any more opaque past three coats! How does that happen? My swatch shows four coats and it still looks semi-opaque. Oh well. It looks fine sheer, but I’d just like it better if it was opaque. I’ll just layer it over an opaque blue cream next time.
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.