Matching set of OPI GelColor & Lacquer - Let Me Bayou a Drink. For a professional and long lasting manicure with a perfectly matched pedicure.
Additional DetailsItem Name: OPI - Gel & Lacquer Combo - Let Me Bayou a Drink
Type: Gel & Lacquer Polish
Weight: 125 grams - (0.28 lb)
Tags: Gel Polish, GelColor, Group: Let Me Bayou a Drink, Nail Polish, Nail Set, New Orleans Collection, OPI, and Pink
Honestly, I'm surprised by the low score of this polish! I had no real issues with it at all. The colour is very pretty, a white based baby pink with silver microshimmer laced through it. The shimmer shows up on the nail in all lighting which is nice, but is still subtle enough to wear to work or another conservative environment. The colour looks good on me when I am tanned or fair, I believe it would suit a lot of skintones. The formula wasn't difficult to use, it was a bit thinner than what I usually expect from OPIs, but was easy to apply to the nail and didn't run, streak or apply patchy. I used three thin coats to reach full opacity and highly recommend using thin coats to apply this polish. Doing this will give you maximum control of the formula. It dried quickly and to a shiny finish. It had the glossy appearance of a gel mani once dry something I enjoyed and was surprised about. It wore very well too, lasting 5 days when paired with base and top coat. When wearing this, all I could think was that it would be a perfect wedding mani so I highly recommend any brides-to-be consider this one for their big day!
This is the worst nail polish I've ever had from OPI. The color is white pink semi-matte and it has tons of micro-shimmer resulting in a very cheap looking color. It reminds me of cheap polishes from 90's. The formula is bad. There is nothing I can do to make this polish look even. Nothing! It stays streaky no matter how hard I try. Pass on this one.
I always love polishes like this one on others but I can never get a good application. That is a combo of the overall formula and my inability to "make it work". But, since I am sucker for these lighter colored polishes I keep buying them. I got this one at Smart Style on clearance for $4 so I was unable to pass it up. Looking at it now, I probably should have passed.Let Me Bayou a Drink is a very, very light pink, almost white with just a touch of pink and a bit of shimmer thrown in for good measure. It is part of the OPI 2016 New Orleans collection.As far as I am concerned the formula left a little to be desired. It was on the thin side and therefore had a tendency to run and pool. Additionally it was a little streaky and sheer. Even now at 3 coats I can see a few thinner spots in bright lights. The 1st coat was streaky and patchy. With the 2nd coat it did level out a little but it was still patchy and not opaque. At 3 coats there are stil a few thinner spots and there is a slight VNL. But since application was bit of a challenge and I was generally satisfied I stopped there. The shimmer is subtle but pretty and adds some depth to the overall look.Though application took more time and patience than I usually take for a mani, once on it does look pretty so I only deducted one lippie for the formula.This comes packaged in OPI's standard round polish bottle with the Pro Wide brush. I do like the Pro Wide brush as I generally think that it makes application easier.As mentioned I got Let Me Bayou a Drink on sale for $4. That's a good price as OPI runs $10 per bottle. I would not repurchase this again as it is just to difficult to work with.I will update in a few days on wear, removal and staining. UPDATE: I got good wear from that polish and as I wore it actually appreciated it much more than my initial impression. Removal was easy and there was no staining.
No. Just no. Let Me Bayou a Drink is the thinnest, hardest to apply, 3-4 coat OPI I've ever used.The color is good, a light pink with a lavender undertone and the hint of shimmer, but it's so not worth it.This is the first time I've ever needed 4 coats to cover completely. This is very streaky, even after the 2nd coat. I don't have the patience for this, there are 2 many great light colors now.Mademoiselle, Allure(Essie), Tickle My France-y, I Cannoli Wear OPI (OPI), Tiny Dancer (D. Lippmann) and many of the Sinful Colors are far superior. Do yourself a favor, don't go through the hassle.