Matching set of OPI GelColor & Lacquer - No Tan Lines. For a professional and long lasting manicure with a perfectly matched pedicure.
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Item Name: OPI - Gel & Lacquer Combo - No Tan Lines
Type: Gel & Lacquer Polish
Weight: 125 grams - (0.28 lb)
Tags: BPX, Color: Orange, Creme, Fiji Collection, Finish: Creme, Gel Polish, GelColor, Group: No Tan Lines, Nail Polish, Nail Set, OPI, Orange, Professional, Season: Summer, Summer, Type: Gel Polish, and Type: Nail Set
I really enjoy this particular product, it's outstanding and achieves remarkable results. If im not pinging the ball in from our own goal im placing one into the top corner out of reach of the poor soul in goal. I will definitely be purchasing many more.
I chose this at the nail salon and was pleasantly surprised. I thought it would just be a pale sheer pink, but it is kind of opalescent...very subtle, hard to describe. It's not "frosted" but more like a very muted satin effect. I have tan, yellow-toned skin and the color really highlights a tan. The tech used 3 coats on my short nails and it is completely opaque. I purchased it to use myself because I like it so much; howoever, it seems to chip very easily. I am looking forward to testing it sheerer with just one coat to see how that looks.
I'm not sure the stuff is even sold in stores because I just got it as a gift from my sister and she used to be a make up artist. It's a wonderful lipgloss that's not too sticky and apparently has a dose of color in it but not too much at all. Just gives your lips a boost. I dig it. The applicators very soft almost to Joe like spongy plastic material I can't explain it but it's lovely.
Pirates of the Caribbean and OPI seemed as unlikely a combination as this muddy blend of pale grey and pastel green. "Stranger Tides" brought to mind gooey seaweed, slimy tentacles, discoloured deep sea creatures, and a completely different source of inspiration, namely the Cthulhu mythos. But I digress! An excellent colour on my nails and surprisingly versatile, as many other users have observed. It is an uncanny match to any colour I might wear, and those are many...
Gouda Gouda Two Shoes. hmmmm.I love how witty OPI is with their naming of polishes, but more and more I find myself longing for the days of old when OPI's names actually had some correlation to the actual color of the polish! New England Nutmeg, Yankee Pankee Plum, Yoga-ta Get This Blue...now those names at least made sense. *thinking hard*I'm going to guess that the play on words reference to "goodie goodie two shoes" has to do with the fact that Gouda Gouda is a perfectly "appropriate", "lady-like", "conservative" shade. That's the best I can come up with. lolAs to the actual shade, I'd call Gouda Gouda a medium-dark, muted, "warm adobe clay", or a "warm antique rose", or a "dusty pink'd terracotta". Basically, it's a fleshy-hued color -it reminds me a bit of MAC lipstick in "Velvet Teddy", but with a faint gold microshimmer (not really apparent on the nail, unless you view it under BRIGHT sunlight, and look at your nails from about an inch away from your eyeballs!). It looked gorgeous in the bottle -a suntan-y, bronze-y shade with a tinge of pink. On the nail? Well, my skintone usually LOVES Gouda Gouda in the summer time (I'm med olive, and neutral in tone -though I seem cooler on some days, and warmer on others). I say "usually" because when my skin tone is warmer, Gouda Gouda is sexy-gorgeous! It's not at all boring. It elongates my fingers, and my nails look so sophisticated whether short or medium in length. It is my perfect neutral to wear with just about any clothing color. However, on days when I am cooler olive (usually in winter, or when I'm not faux tanned), then Gouda Gouda is a snore-fest on me. BORING. FLAT. BLAH. And bordering on FRUMPY. I do not like using the term "old lady", so I will simply say that the color looks a bit "old fashioned/dated" on me when I'm cooler toned. I would say that this shade is definitely a love-it or hate-it type of shade.If you are warm toned (fair-dark), or neutral (medium-darker skinned), then I think you will really love this shade as a go-to neutral. IF you are cool toned, I think you may want to pass.As for the formulation, I had no problems with applying this shade. I went on evenly. I needed 2 coats to get it opaque. I did get a bit of tip wear by day 3 (which is why I now use mainly soak off gel polishes!!!). If this shade were available in OPI Gelcolor, I would repurchase it as it is quite a beautiful fleshy-neutral, when my skintone cooperates! :)