OPI Nail Envy - Bubble Bath 0.5 oz - #NTT222
Original Nail Envy is formulated with wheat protein and calcium to resist peeling, cracking and spitting. Apply two coats.
This is my go-to gel polish. I am an Irish girl (fair with pink/peach undertones) and far from young (51) and I find this shade to be flattering and noticeable enough without being TOO jarring. It wears extremely well I have to go in because it has grown out, not due to any chips! It is my ride or die shade!
The Gel formula for OPI's classic & reknowned Bubble Bath is way, way pinker. Not the milky-nude-pinky-white. However, it should be mentioned that even as a "traditional" lacquer (or G-d forbid Axxium), Bubble bath can (and does) vary GREATLY depending on production lot and dye lot. (Check the bottom of your bottle).That said, I love Bubble bath and if I want a pinker one I go for the gel.
While I like the regular OPI Bubble Bath, the gelcolor formula is even more bubble-gummy-pink! I'm a NW15 so I guess my skin just isn't dark enough for it to give my hands that natural tan look. I bought mine off Nailpolishcanada.com and when I opened the bottle it looked super pink. I thought maybe it was just an off bottle so I went to the salon and had a mani done with their own Gelcolor. Three coats looked so bad in some light. It was completely opaque (as is regular BB in three coats) In unatural light it looked perfect but in the sun it was a light bubble-gum, supper cute, but not the MNBB I was looking for. I did two coats with my own bottle at home and it seemed to be less pink, not bad but not light or creamy enough for that tanned look. what ended up being my HG MNBB so far? Sally Hansen Shell we dance gelpolish! Love it in three coats. Haven't tried many other nude colors though. I purchased essie's Dance calss and Amusing bouche and will review them too.
This is pretty good if you don't want totally matte, but for totally matte you should get Essie's matte about you.
I've been using this for a week now, following the instructions and I've already noticed my nails are growing faster and are stronger... it's only been a week! I've had flimsy gross nails for a long time. I also was a nail biter too, but not anymore! Made a big difference already... can't wait to see how it goes.... Maybe I'll do an update