Hii! So I was so very excited to receive a belated Valentines Day gift from my boyfriend today which was one of the OPI Nail Varnishes from the Alice in Wonderland collection. I am over the moon! It is the shade Absolutely Alice. Apologies if you have seen a lot of these reviews pop up, let me know if this wasn’t very useful or if you still like to see posts on popular items.
Now i’m quite intimidated by OPI, i’ve never seen a nail polish range with simply so many shades. If anyone knows of a seriously decent website that has swatched a lot of them please let me know – although the OPI website is very good, I can’t get on with their little nail bar thing (fussy, right!) Anyway i’ve not delved into their collection before. I have often watched their demonstrations on QVC and there are so many things of theirs that interest me. If you’ve tried Chip Skip, or Nail Envy please let me know your thoughts! And of course recommend me a shade – I do wear almost any colour.
So i’m not entirely sure whether a chunky glitter polish was a good start to OPI but oh my the colour is gorgeous. However I did find it a little hard to work with – it honestly dried so quickly and kinda went all over my fingers in the process! I wouldn’t call myself a nail expert or even good at nail painting but I literally cannot go a single day without colour on my nails so i’m fairly used to polish. I hope. Absolutely Alice is a perfect bold Alice blue with gold reflects although when artificial light catches it it does look silvery too.
Such a unique blue glitter
Big sized bottle
Handle is super easy to grip
Brush too wide (although may be personal to me)
Quite hard to layer quickly and evenly
Needs a good shiny smooth top coat to even out the glitter
If you are interested in buying this polish my partner bought it from www.radiantbabe-beauty.co.uk for £6.99.
Overall, the shade of this polish is gorgeous and i’m proud in my boyfriend for picking such a lovely shade – although it has been in my bookmarks for a while so I wonder where he got the inspiration from – heh! I would be interested in trying this shade over other blue bases just to see how it works. Roll on the Alice in Wonderland release – big fan of Tim Burton.
Do you own this polish? What do you think of OPI? Can you recommend me an OPI shade to try next? Or do you think OPI is overrated and theres a better brand I should invest in? Spill all the beans! I love to receive comments.
Lots of love, Z xo