Pros: No toluene, DSB or Formadehyde. Fabulous color.
If you watch the Hollywood news you know that Kim Kardashian just got married. She gave out OPI nail polish as part of her guest gift/swag bags. Kim is worth millions and could offer any polish in the world and she chose OPI. Two of the colors she gave were "Wel Kim to the Family", "Here's Kim the Bride", and "I Pink He's the One."
along with several other colors. This last one is a pink, obviously. The colors she gave out aren't quite on the market yet but a close match is another terrific pink, OPI Japanese Rose Garden.
OPI Japanese Rose Garden has a nice creamy aspect to it and is a warm pink. It's lovely with almost any color skin. You can use it as part of a French manicure. It's a very versatile color since it isn't overly stron in impact. My grand daughter is taken with anything Japanese so I figured she'd like this color a lot. She's only 15 so it was a nice color for a young girls hands and feet.
To se what this color will look like on you go to the site. They offer a link to an area called "try it on" where you can click on the skin tone and lacquer color and get a look at how the color will look on you.
Application. Shake bottle well and apply in a three stroke pattern, side, opposite side, center for a nice smooth application. Use a Q tip dipped in polish remover to clean up any slip ups. A second coat is recommended.
OPI is a long lasting lacquer, chip resistant, touelene, DSB and formaldehyde free product. It also has a beautifully designed special Pro Wide brush. Since 2006 OPI has had Toluene and DSB removed and its nail hardeners do not contain formaldehyde. According to Wikipedia Solvents such as toluene and xylene are petroleum-based products that have been linked to cancer. Formaldehyde (also called formalin) may cause allergic reactions in some people and is unsafe for use by asthmatic people. It is a known carcinogen.
This is a 5 oz bottle and this color is only $4.75. The bottle is nice and stocky so it's less likely to tip and it has a dimpled cap for good grip. Everything about the OPI lacquers is well thought out, the design, the names, the quality of the lacquer and the brush.
The names are incredibly imaginative. New ones come out every season. Some are based on movies i.e. Shrek, Alice in Wonderland, some on places in the world, Mexico, Russian, France, China, Japan and some on animals i.e. "My Chihuahua Bites" (see my review).
They have Soft Shades, Brights, Designer shades, Neons, Holiday Wishes, all basic rainbow colors and now a top coat called "Shatter" which is very unusual.
OPI is and was a family owned business started in 1981 by George Schaffer an immigrant from Eastern Europe. OPI is the world leader in professional nail care. It's a favorite of manicurists The colors are extremely fashion-forward. They offer nail colors, hand treatments, and nail care products.
Directions: Apply your polish, center/ side/side with the broad brush OPI has developed. For longer lasting color apply two coats allowing some dry time between coats. Then protect with a top coat to seal, the color, prevent fading and help avoid chips. I run the polish over the edge of my nail and under it. Doing this will prolong the life of your manicure.
Little nail salon tip: Always bring your own bottle to your salon for sanitary reasons and look for salons that keep your personal clippers and files seperate.
Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Propyl Acetate, Tosylamide/Formaldehyde Resin, Isopropyl Alcohol, Trimethyl Pentanyl Disobutyrate, Triphenyl Phosphate, Ethyl Tosylamide, Camphor, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Diacetone Alcohol, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Benzophenone 1, Citric Acid, Dimethicone, CI 77120, CI 77891, CI 77499, CI 19140, CI 15850