OPI Nail Lacquer - Hawaiian Orchid 0.5 oz - #NLA06
Tropical pink with hints of light purple.
This is the 2nd time OPI has changed the Hawaiian Orchid color. It keeps getting darker. It used to be much lighter (almost see through) and more of a pink. Very disappointed. I used to love this color.
I can't decide whether to like the shade or not. The shade is best described an old rose, which has slight warmth in it. I like that it's very sophisticated and not barbie pink at all. The polish is still sheer after 2 coats and I can see my nail line pretty visibly. You need to add 3 coats to make it opaque because with 2 coats my nails tips look yellow. This pretty much summarizes my problem with this polish: when looked at close range indoors, the shade tends to look coral, which is not flattering on my NC15 skin. On the other hand, outdoors or viewed from a distance the shade is an understated lovely rose that has some pearl in it.The OPI quality is still as good as usual. No streaks, and the polish lasts 5 days. My advice is to test the shade at store before buying, because based on my own experience and reading the other reviews, the results depend a lot on the person's coloring. I probably wouldn't repurchase, because there are so many other pinks on the market and this doesn't feel 100% right.