One thing I've mentioned briefly on here before is overhype. It's always something I've been so careful about. Because I think about where every penny in this household goes I don't allow myself to buy into the hype so to speak. Yup... it's going to be one of *those* posts. Note the word overhype.
One brand that I had heard about SO much was OPI. Specifically The Rainbow Connection glitter polish. And then I started reading more and more OPI reviews, started looking at swatches and it's fair to say it was a brand at the forefront of my lust list.
Recently Fragrance Direct launched a range of OPI nail lacquers at an extremely competitive price. For one week I debated which colour to treat myself to. I even pulled my husband into the decision making process. It was hard. First ever OPI? Had to be a good 'un. So I opted for a ''fail safe'' red.
OPI Nail Lacquer
Big Hair Big Nails
I loved the colour upon seeing it. You can't go far wrong with a good bright red shade.
3 heavy coats later....
So. Incredibly. Unimpressed.
I had expected a good solid colour, instead after 3 coats the polish was still semi translucent. A couple of people told me to try up to about 5 or 6 coats for opaqueness but honestly? For the price a polish by OPI goes for, 3 coats is already pushing it enough in my opinion.
OPI Big Hair Big Nails... Big flop.
Will I try another? Don't get me wrong if I spy The Rainbow Connection within my budget I'll be snapping it up. And maybe someday I'll try another basic OPI lacquer but for now consider me relatively put off and hugely disappointed.
Beware the hype.