January 21, 2010

SEPHORA by OPI Classic Shades

My 500-point perk!

I had a different post planned for today, but I just got an email from Sephora (a.k.a. heaven on earth) saying that they're having a sale!!!! Some of the Sephora by OPI nail colors are only $5! So, I'd thought I'd show you the three classic colors I have from the Sephora by OPI collection. I received these three colors as my 500-point gift in the Sephora Beauty Insider program. If you're not a Beauty Insider, read about it here.
The formula on these three polishes was great. Not streaky, easy to apply, and two were opaque in one coat!

Personal Shopper, two coats, no flash

Let's start with my favorite (we usually go least fave to most fave here, so I'll switch it up)- Personal Shopper. On the website, Personal Shopper is described as a "rich vixen red", but it's really a bright cherry red creme. I think this is gorgeous! It's the red creme I've been looking for! It was true red (and opaque!!) in only one coat, unlike other red cremes that start off pinkish and turn kind of red in 2 or 3 coats. I did two coats here, but you really could get away with one.

Personal Shopper, two coats, no flash

Dear Diary, three coats, with flash

Next up is Dear Diary, described as a "warm light pink". Dear Diary is very very light pink, like a seashell. Fortunately, this was streak-free and opaque in three coats, which is more than I can say about most super pale pink polishes. It's refreshing to see pale pink be opaque, I kinda like it! The flash was really reflecting on the CND Solar Oil I used in this pic LOL, sorry about the greasy fingers look.

I'm With Brad, two coats, no flash

Last, but not least, is I'm With Brad, described as a "shimmering wine over dark coffee". This one is a murky reddish brown, with hard-to-see shimmer. I'm With Brad is definitely brown-based, maybe even more brown than red. Again, this could easily have been opaque in one coat.

I'm With Brad, two coats, with flash

I thought this might be similar to OPI Black Cherry Chutney, but as you can see below, BCC is more purple and lacks the brown undertones.

left to right, I'm With Brad, Black Cherry Chutney, I'm With Brad, I'm With Brad

All three of these are available individually for $9 each on Sephora.com. These are not included in the sale. However, there is a gorgeous blue on sale, called Blue Grotto. I wish they still had Underwater Fantasy (a shimmering cornflower blue) available!
While we're looking at Sephora by OPI colors, check out the spring collection! It's not available for sale yet, but that green ("Leaf Him at the Altar" LOL) will be mine!! These polishes were my first experience with Sephora by OPI nail lacquer, and I really like the formula. I see more of these in my future!


Michèle said...

I was gawking at Leaf him at the altar too, lol.

And I really love ' I'm with Brad'

Never Enough Nails said...

I was feeling I'm With Brad too Michele. It really has a great smooth formula too! I can't wait for Leaf Him at the Altar to be available on the website!

Paige said...

Those are gorgeous! I really need to try some SOPI polishes!

Never Enough Nails said...

You definitely should try some! I'm going to order some more- I just got an email saying that Leaf Him at the Altar is available!!!

Jenn @ So Very Fabulous said...

Thanks for these swatches! I was looking at this set and wondering if I should save up my points and get this or just redeem at the lower levels. I may save up for this, though I think I'm only at around 200 points, it really does add up fast when you shop at Sephora, doesn't it? :)

Never Enough Nails said...

So Very Fabulous, I definitely recommend saving up your points for this, unless of course you REALLY want one of the 100 point gifts. But these are full-size polishes, and Personal Shopper is my new favorite pedi shade... OF ALL TIME!!!!