Thursday, June 11, 2015

Octopus Party Piece of Caicos

promotional samples ahead


I know, I know...I'm tardy. These are probably looong sold out by now, and you've probably seen these swatches 10,000 times...but here is my review anyway.

I love OPNL, so I only have glowing things to say about this polish...not the best for a review maybe? If you have tried OPNL before, you know what to expect from this polish already. I found this to be exactly what I expected formula-wise. I did need three coats, but that might just be my rabid hatred of sunshine-through-nails.


There are fine, delicate blue-green flakes throughout this pale turquoise holo. It is definitely a summertime/on a tropical beach sort of color. My only wish is that the flakes were a little more dispersed...or that the base were more sheer. I wanted to see those flakes all the time, not just as a flash of light here and there. I am going to have to give this a go when it isn't 80% humidity outside though, because I think that might help me get thinner layers and show off dem flakies a little more. 

mmmmmmacro

even trying to catch flakies in the bottle was a challenge for me...
curse you, Mother Nature!
Better late than never, right?! I am always happy to show off Dave's shiny things. If these are all sold out (and they probably are), don't fret! OPNL is also carried by LLarowe now, so you have a second chance to catch these. You can also come hang out with the rest of us loons in The Octosquad and keep up on the latest OPNL news/swaps/sales or just share a picture of your most recent Octo-mani.

28 comments:

  1. I love flakies but hate how hard they are to photograph well. Stupid flakies. This color is super pretty!

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    1. Why flakies have to be that way? Don't they know who we are?

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  2. Lovely swatches, and I know right? What is up with this ridiculous weather. We pay higher prices in CA for weather better than this! :)

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    1. Haha! I nearly spat my coffee out! But you're right. This weather is against the rules.

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    2. I hear ya! I'm in FL where it's 90° and humid every day. So the AC is on every day, all day long and blowing cold air on me while doing my nails isn't fun,

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    3. I cant even imagine. I just got back from St Lousi, MO...it was too many warms!

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  3. This is such a pretty color! I've been wanting to try this brand, but it always seems to be out of stock.

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    1. OPNL has definitely gotten wildly popular recently. We do have a pretty chill fangroup on facebook, and generally news of restocks is shared there first.

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  4. Beautiful shade! I have heard of OPNL but have not had a chance to try them out yet and it's killing me!

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    1. Llarowe is always an option...http://www.llarowe.com/shop-all/octopus-party-nail-lacquer.html

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  5. This color looks so good with your skin tone. I love the flakies!

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  6. I love Piece of Caicos!!! I actually like how the flakies are so scattered and elusive lol!

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    1. yes! I think the very careful use here helps set this shade apart.

      but they were so hard to catch!

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  7. Love love those Flakies in there! Gorgeous :)

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  8. I'm so sad this one was gone by the time I got there :( I picked up three others that arrived today, though!

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    1. Which ones did you get? As far as I can see, they are all pretty much awesome.

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  9. The flakies were a bitch to capture in this one. Beautiful swatches as always Nichole!

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  10. DAMMIT I love those flakies. GUH. Shame on you for posting swatches of such a needy polish because I'm so needy for this!!!

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    1. you do the same to me! If you could go ahead and not post pretty things...that'd be great.

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  11. So pretty! I keep wanting to try OPNL but I never catch them in stock.

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    1. they are carried by llarowe now...though I know thats a touchy subject

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  12. I love your swatches! This color is so pretty =)

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